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Hi all Benz owners!
I have a 1992 180E - W201. It is a great car but we just had a massive rain/storm but everytime a turn a corner now i hear water rolling around somewhere??? I was wondering if you guys might know where the water might be and where/how i can drain it. How are the drainage holes found. and for some reason all of my windows are fogging up over night and don't know why... is it because of the water build up in the car somewhere or is it something else?
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The cabin doesn't have any drainage holes. No water suppose to enter it period. Sunroof has drains coming down to inner fender per my knowledge, but I never had a problem with them.
If your car collected some moisture inside -park it on the sun with all door opens and floor mats removed for 1/2 day.
Make sure you will not drain the battery with the cabin lights on.
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Sometimes the drains in the doors get clogged with debris if the car is parked outside all the time and water pools inside the doors. See if the drains are clear.

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I am not familiar with your car per se', but I have a 97' w210 and it does the same thing. I never thought of it being part of the Sunroof assembly, but just like you, after a good rain it will have water pool and subsequently "slosh" on starts and stops in what sounds like the rocker panels. I would agree with the suggestion that something is clogged, but what I have found that works on my car is to open the black plastic "discs" that are under the car with a screw driver wedged up inside. This will allow a slow drain.
Secondly, there is a black plastic (seems like a 2" drain tube) on the underside of the car on each side near the rear wheels. I took the same screw driver and stuck it up inside that tube. Instant drainage. You just want to get out as much junk and H2O as possible for obvious reasons.

Good luck, hope this helps.
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thanks everyone for your replies! they have come in handy and will do what you have all recommended.
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