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Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from?

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2021/02/21 12:05:09 (permalink)

Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from?

Hi,
I came to start my Boxster 986 2001 yesterday for its weekly engine run and I noticed the lower part of the door around the carpet area just underneath the speaker grill and along for about 12-18 inches is soaking with water. I can run my fingers along the door carpet and water literally drops off with my finger pressure. Same on both doors.
I can't see anywhere obvious where the water is coming in.
Anybody come across this water ingress. ANy thoughts what I can do to try and work out how the water is getting in?
Many thanks, Steve
 

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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/21 12:57:54 (permalink)
Hi Steve
Sorry to hear you’re letting in water - best to locate the drain holes in the door(s) and let it out if possible soonest. Seals at tops of doors can be suspect sometimes - have a good look (and the window scraper seal), others on here should have some more model-specific help, hopefully   Good luck...

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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/21 13:19:27 (permalink)
Probably the door membrane or door seals have had it.
Hope you sort it. 

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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/21 14:57:51 (permalink)
Almost certainly door membranes need attention.  May be fixable or may simply need re-fixing and locating.  New similar ones here:  Inner Door Membrane Seal For Cars WITH door speakers - 99655583 | Design 911
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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/21 16:05:40 (permalink)
My Cayman occasionally leaks in the same area, but I’ve put off removing the door card. I believe that to remove it without causing damage will mean using special door card removal tools of which a huge range is available from Machine Mart - can anyone recommend the most suitable kit to buy, this may help the OP also?

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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/23 23:09:36 (permalink)
Hi Steve,
I recently watched an excellent video on YouTube on this very topic and how to rectify it step by step. It would definitely be worth your while searching it out. Sorry I haven’t got a link for you but I’m sure you’ll find it.
good luck.
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Re: Wet lower door carpet on inside door - any ideas where the water is coming from? 2021/02/23 23:23:23 (permalink)
pfowler1,
Would that video be this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93KngvCtNDc
Just looking at that now.
I have the same wet carpet on the lower door cards, both sides.
I'm also checking on the door drain holes. If there's water in the doors then it needs to come out somewhere.
So, 1. stop the water getting in, sounds like door membranes, and 2. dry our door so drain water first and dry out the lower door area.
Lots to do.
Now to find tools to remove the door cards.
Not too sure I'm up to this.
 
Thanks, Steve
 
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