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The floor on the drivers side of my 1981 300d is sopping wet any suggestions? thanx Rob<p>usr511-wv1.blueyonder.co.uk
 

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HEy Rob,<br> <br> I have not had that problem with my 240d, however, I did have the same problem with a 79 Volvo and it tiurned out to be a bad heater core. Let me know what you find out..<p>
 

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You may want to check the condition of the rubber seals which run around the doors and windows. I had an old 230e which leaked in the same area. The seals were worn out and the cost of replacing them just wasn't worth it. You may want to remove the foam backing from the carpet, this retains a lot of water and makes drying the car very difficault. If you take the carpet out, you may be able to trace where the waters coming in.<p>
 

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when it rains put your finger in the corner of the seal of the front windscrene, if its bad or old rubber u might want to get it replaced.<br> <br> also open the bonnet look in the area behind the hinge to the bonnet on the drivers side, if there are leaves or dirt build up rust will form in no time. i had a hole the size of a tennis ball on the passanger side of my 300d.<br> <br> how much water is there?<br> hope this helps<br> <br> also how old is your a/c?<p>netcache-c6100.nsw-remote.bigpond.net.au
 

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Hi guys, thanx for the advice have checked out the heater matrix and that seems fine with no obvious leaks, it seems that it gets wetter in the rear footwell behind the drivers seatam checking the door seals today will let you all know how i get on.<p>usr460-wv1.blueyonder.co.uk
 

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look beneath the car about 8 inches in from the side. If you see a split in the undercoating, poke around with a pick and you will find an area of rust just beneath the rear seat bolt. Water will enter from the street through the rusted area. This is a very common location for rust to form in the 123 chassis.<p>
 

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It might be leakage between windshield and rubber gasket, it is not easy to detect using a garden hose, since it might take a while before the water leaks through. I fixed this with a window sealant compound, around the hole window<br> <br> for the 123/126 leakage in the rear window is also common. This leakage is between the gasket and the body, and can bee seen in the trunk.<br> <p>proxy2.kvaerner.com
 

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I have had this problem with my 280 CE 1984<br> It was a hole the size of a golf ball that had formed under the battery in the holder.<br> This also gets caused when the drainage holes at under the front windscreen get blocked up.<br> Cheers from the UK
 
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