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Old 05-21-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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I pulled up the seat and carpet looking for the airbag sensor to fix my airbag issue only to find the insulation soaked.

Do our cars have a leaking problem with the vent if it is left open in the rain while sitting? I have this problem in my 88 Cutlass.

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It'* either your sunroof drains (if you have one) or your door seals.

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No sun roof, so must be the door seals. Here are a couple of pics:

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It'* either your sunroof drains (if you have one) or your door seals.
What'* the best way to dry out the carpet insulation?
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The "best" way to dry out the carpeting and backing is to pull it out of the car, and let it air dry.
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The "best" way to dry out the carpeting and backing is to pull it out of the car, and let it air dry.
Okay, besides that what can be done?
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Other than that, it will be a hit & miss propostion - trying different things that may help. Could try getting up as much water as possible with a shop vac, or attachment from a carpet cleaner. Raise the carpeting as much as possible to get to the wet pad, and then circulate the air with a fan, or hair dryer.
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Okay, I pulled the carper padding and insulation out. The front insulation is soaked... And the rear padding looks moldy. Is it worth drying out or should I just replace it with aftermarket?

The carpet appears to be okay. Aren't there supposed to be floor drains? Mine have blocking plates over them:

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