I have been having this issue since I bought the car, during a very hard rain I end up finding the carpet in the rear driver side floorboard soaked. A day goes by and the car smells horrible like dirty wet socks and the smell can not be rid of.
Well that issue hasn't been here since this past summer, and my car has smelled nice and fresh since then. Two nights ago We got some serious heavy rain and wind and the next day my car smelled horrible. Sure enough the carpet was wet.
Instead of just soaking it up I decided to lift the carpet, and I am glad I did, even after I had the carpet dry, there was still about an inch deep standing water pooled in the corner of the floorboard. The foam padding was soaked and even after having a fan dry it all night it did nothing.
So somehow wet carpet led to this:
These next two photos you can see the little channel that runs from the front of the driver side to the rear, and that is where as far as I can tell, water is running down and how it gets to the back floor board
I ended up finding the padding under the carpet in the front driver side is also wet and water under it, and the passenger side rear floorboard as you can see in the second photo was wet at some point in this cars life as it looks horrid
My question. Where should I start to look for a leak? I plan to have the wife run water with a hose from the outside while I sit inside and wait and see where it comes from, but before that I was hoping to have an idea of where to look.
Good part of this all is my car is in need of a new headliner, so I guess we shall get that done while I have everything out! Anybody done a headliner and want to chime in on that?