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Hello all,
I have a 2000 Toyota Camry that I purchased certified used.
I hope someone can help me out. I've recently noticed that whenever there's a big downpour or I go through a puddle, my driver's side, front and back floor rugs get soaked. The back carpet on my driver's side is the worst, you can actually leave a sock down there and wring it out. The passenger side however is unaffected. I took it to Toyota and they said they'd have to charge me $200 just to find the leak, not even fix it! This seems ridiculous to me. Can anyone tell me where to look so that perhaps I can find the leak myself. I must note that, the seats are not wet, so I don't think it's coming from the windows, and it's only the driver's side that is affected. Thanks
 

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Go to a coin-op car wash, (with the doors closed) spray water from the outside between the door seals, open the door and see if there's water inside and on the seal.
 

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no moonroof, had someone spray the car down while I was inside nothing. I think the hole is coming from underneath but I don't know how to remove my rear seats to lift up my carpet to see. Anyone know how to remove a carpet on a 2000 Camry, pleeeeeeeeease :(
 

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Inspect more..

I've never seen a carpet come out without taking the seats out of the vehicle first. Also.., I can assure you that dealers and just about nobody likes to work on water leaks, the only time they want to is if the car is under warranty and they can be a real bear to diagnose. Initially all you need to do is find about where the water is coming in, then keep narrowing it down further and further. Next time it rains bring a buddy and have him try and figure out where the leakage is starting or coming from initially, keep trying the hose method. If its not a bad door seal, then you've got a hole punched in the body of the car somewhere and some way the water is being sucked in or draining in via gravity. I don't know.., I used to have an old ford pickup with a huge gaping hold in the floor and I never ever got any rain coming in.
 

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I guess "certified" is total bullshit.

My guess is the firewall. It is probably not sealed well enough. I'd go ask them what "certified" really means. I want to hear their response.
 

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certified = buttplug.

Actually, look for a plug from under the car. I think there is one in the footwell area. If its missing it could be letting water in from spray of your tires.
 

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i rember seeing on tv if you seal up the car and turn the heat on full go when the air expans you can hair it escaping from the car also if you set it too out side air it helps. this way you can find your problem from the inside out ;)
 
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