Notices
Scion xA/xB 1st-Gen ICE & Interior In-car entertainment and electronics...

this cant be good

Old 06-20-2006, 05:51 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 25
Default this cant be good

today it rained a lot and i noticed tonight when i was driving home my foot was soaking wet. somehow enough water got into my car to penetrate through my waterproof leather boots. i touched the floor near the gas pedal and it was saturated, so was the passenger side. when i turn the blower on i can actually hear water somewhere. but i cant tell if its coming out of the blower. the car has less than 20k. i noticed the floor was wet once before when it rained but never this bad. any body have this problem? ok thanks.
Slags77 is offline  
Old 06-20-2006, 05:54 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 526
Default

I had the prob. on my pass. floor of my old civic.. I ended up having to have the seal around the winshield redone...
Short_Bus is offline  
Old 06-20-2006, 05:55 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cucamonga CA RT66
Posts: 4,394
Default

Did you ever have to replace your windshield? Not sure where else water could get in..............
OldYeller is offline  
Old 06-20-2006, 07:47 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
5 Year Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 25
Default

no i never replaced the windshield
Slags77 is offline  
Old 06-20-2006, 08:00 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
GetCaughtDead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dulles, VA
Posts: 716
Default

simple fix: let the dealership do it! lol! sounds like more than I'd want to tackle.
GetCaughtDead is offline  
Old 06-20-2006, 08:23 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
Scikotics
SL Member
 
Scionpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: DFW
Posts: 517
Default

have you checked the hose from where your a/c goes out too the outside? I found mine had come out and was draining into the car,
Scionpilot is offline  
Old 07-11-2006, 02:31 AM
  #7  
Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 41
Default

I've noticed with my 06 xB that directly in the middle of the front passenger and driver sides there is a rubber plug. That plug, goes right up into the cabin of the vehicle so if it were to come loose or fall out, any rain water or puddle water will come right up into the car. Its sort of jenky of them to do that.
hypnospastic is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 07:52 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Music City Scions
SL Member
 
bB2NER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: West TN - Land of twisty roads
Posts: 11,806
Default

Your A/C drain hole could be pluged up with debris. You need to poke something up into it and see if you can get it to flow again. All the moisture that is suppossed to drain out from running the A/C is backed up inside the case. That is why your blower sounds funny. When I ran a radiator place way back, this was a common problem. Good luck! Hope this info helps.
bB2NER is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 02:27 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Scikotics
SL Member
sIcKsCiOnS
Scion Evolution
 
Fujiz_xb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: fujiz world
Posts: 2,910
Default

termites
Fujiz_xb is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 03:22 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Archngl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 1,013
Default

Originally Posted by Fujiz_xb
termites
buahahahaha
Archngl is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 03:54 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
Team ScioNRG
 
uber-xA-RS2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rochester, NH
Posts: 812
Default

I pulled my carpet up yesterday to install my stereo and found about a liter of water on my rear floor. My girlfriend hosed the car down while I sat inside and water was pouring in through the tail light. The tail light was so loose that the bolts took no effort to remove.

Now I have new carpet padding and the nuts on the light are now Loctite coated so they don't go anwhere.

Check to make sure your tail lights are not loose.
uber-xA-RS2 is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 07:10 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member


SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
kkawana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: PNW
Posts: 7,066
Default

Originally Posted by jethro_b
Your A/C drain hole could be pluged up with debris. You need to poke something up into it and see if you can get it to flow again. All the moisture that is suppossed to drain out from running the A/C is backed up inside the case. That is why your blower sounds funny. When I ran a radiator place way back, this was a common problem. Good luck! Hope this info helps.
ok.. as i've had similar trbl.. but have been too lazy to look yet... maybe this weekend...

WHERE is this A/C hole?? is it pretty obvious?? short of blinking light w/arrow saying "look here stupid"??

what does it look like
kkawana is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 07:45 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
Music City Scions
SL Member
 
bB2NER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: West TN - Land of twisty roads
Posts: 11,806
Default

My Bad. I just went to find mine. The hose comes out the case inside the car and goes out a hole in the floor on the firewall just under where the firewall curves under. I couldn't touch mine from the top because of the strut bar. You can feel the hose from inside the car. It's about 6-8 inches right of the hump. You''l have to crawl under the car and shove a piece of wire up inside and move it around to open it up and let the water flow out. You might be able to just squeeze on the hose inside and get it to flow. Or just take it to the dealer and let them put it up on the lift and make sure the drain hole isn't plugged up.
bB2NER is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 08:17 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member


SL Member
Scion Evolution
 
kkawana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: PNW
Posts: 7,066
Default

cool. thanks... thats the most info i've been able to find on this topic... other than "its under the dash passenger side"....
kkawana is offline  
Old 07-12-2006, 08:39 PM
  #15  
Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 56
Default

A buddy of mine who also drives a xb had the same problem when he would turn on his AC for while. The hose that goes from a white box underneath the pass side dash to a hole in the floor was gone, so when it rained water would come through the hole and when the AC was on water would drip on the carpet. We just found a piece of rubber hose that fit and stuck it throught the hole and on to the white box and problem solved. The hole that goes through the floor can be found a little less than a foot away from the center on the passenger side kinda right where your left would be if you were sitting in the passenger side. You will see a cut in the carpet where the hose is supposed to go.
kevinjr03 is offline  
Old 07-13-2006, 03:23 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
brambling's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: TN
Posts: 532
Default

This is a known issue and Toyota issued TSB AC005-05 on September 13. 2005 about it.

For xB the production change effective VIN is JTLKT3#4#64033143

They added a clamp to the evaporator drain hose under the dash.

This is covered under 36 month/36,000mi warranty.

As far as drying it out, suck up the water with a shop vac, and if you have a room dehumidifer run it inside the car with the windows closed. I did this once when I left my windows down in the rain on my last car.
brambling is offline  
Old 07-13-2006, 04:47 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
10 Year Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
GetCaughtDead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dulles, VA
Posts: 716
Default

x2. run the cord out through the door jamb and close everything up for a couple of hours.
GetCaughtDead is offline  
Old 12-14-2007, 01:58 PM
  #18  
Junior Member
 
teamneon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Paducah, KY
Posts: 9
Default

searching led me here.
wet carpet, only running heat and defroster.
talked to the scion parts mgr and he said first thing to check is the windshield. He said improper sealing of the windshield is a good cause. And most of the time people save money and DONT get a toyota windshield.
He also said check the ac drain hose, as defroster uses the a/c ?????
anyways, thanks for the more detailed explanation of where those hoses are.
off to check it out now!
teamneon is offline  
Old 12-16-2007, 06:54 PM
  #19  
Junior Member
5 Year Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 27
Default

That happened to me but with a chrysler..took it to the power wash got in to go home, turned on the heat, and what seemed like a gallon of water poored in the footwell
jaysp55 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
xdejablu3x
Scion tC 1G Suspension & Handling
4
04-19-2017 03:44 PM
jthistle
Regional - Great Lakes: CHI Metro
0
03-05-2015 06:08 PM
scsteven
Scion xB 2nd-Gen Aero & Exterior
3
01-25-2015 01:06 AM
xdejablu3x
Regional - Mid South
0
12-29-2014 02:15 AM
scionboxrox
Off-topic Cafe
0
11-24-2014 06:38 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: this cant be good


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.