water leak in Camry 2005

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Old 31 Jul 2006, 02:21 pm   #1 (permalink)
Peter Browry
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Hi,

Last year I bought a new camry 2005; everything is fine
so far but recently I found a lot a water under the carpet
in the driver and the passenger sides.

It is unclear from where this water comes. (This is no evidence
that it comes from outside since no water can be found
in the two doors.)

Does anyone has a similar problem?
I found some old postings and it seems that this problem
is rather common with camry cars.

Thank you,

/PB
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 12:06 am   #2 (permalink)
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If it's plain water (and not coolant), then it's probably the
evaporator drain. The drain hose may be plugged (spiders will do this)
or may have come off from the evaporator housing.

Take it back to the dealer for repair free under the comprehensive
warranty.


Peter Browry wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Last year I bought a new camry 2005; everything is fine
> so far but recently I found a lot a water under the carpet
> in the driver and the passenger sides.
>
> It is unclear from where this water comes. (This is no evidence
> that it comes from outside since no water can be found
> in the two doors.)
>
> Does anyone has a similar problem?
> I found some old postings and it seems that this problem
> is rather common with camry cars.
>
> Thank you,
>
> /PB


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Old 03 Aug 2006, 06:31 pm   #3 (permalink)
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johngdole and toyomoho:

Many thanks for your help. After taking the car to the dealer, it seems that
the water leak was caused by a plugged A/C evaporator drain, as you suggested.
They fixed it for free due to the warranty, and it seems that it is ok now.

However, I still worry about the possibility of mold or any other problem.
Had anyone out there, have problems with mold or anything else after a water leak?
Any suggestion to avoid/deal with the mold?

Thank you,

/PB



On 08/01/06 01:06, johngdole@hotmail.com wrote:<br>

> If it's plain water (and not coolant), then it's probably the
> evaporator drain. The drain hose may be plugged (spiders will do this)
> or may have come off from the evaporator housing.
>
> Take it back to the dealer for repair free under the comprehensive
> warranty.
>



On 07/31/06 15:18, toyomoho wrote:<br>
> How high does the fluid come up on the front of the carpets (firewall)?
> One cause of a wet carpet is a leaking heater core or hose. You should
> be able to tell if this is the problem by looking at the fluid,
> smelling it. Check the radiator and overflow tank to see if the system
> is loosing water.
>
> Often the A/C evaporator drain hose gets plugged. This prevents
> condensation on the evaporator from draining out the bottom of the car.
>
> There are also holes in the floorboards, etc, sealed with rubber plugs.
> Perhaps a plug is missing or installed incorrectly.
>
> Are you sure there are not external leaks from such places as the
> windshield?
>
> As the car is under warranty, ask the dealer about it.



> Peter Browry wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Last year I bought a new camry 2005; everything is fine
>> so far but recently I found a lot a water under the carpet
>> in the driver and the passenger sides.
>>
>> It is unclear from where this water comes. (This is no evidence
>> that it comes from outside since no water can be found
>> in the two doors.)
>>
>> Does anyone has a similar problem?
>> I found some old postings and it seems that this problem
>> is rather common with camry cars.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> /PB

>
>
>

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Old 03 Aug 2006, 11:44 pm   #4 (permalink)
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The previous generation of Camrys are notorious for fungus smell. Later
ones have fungicide coated evaporators so this should limit the
problem. I always switch to fresh air and turn off the AC for a couple
of minutes before stopping. But in hot weather it's harder to do
without AC, so I just turn the AC off in the last several seconds.

Fungus is not the only source of foul smell, leaking engine
gaskets/seals and water pump can all do this and can be difficult to
tell.


Peter Browry wrote:

> However, I still worry about the possibility of mold or any other problem.
> Had anyone out there, have problems with mold or anything else after a water leak?
> Any suggestion to avoid/deal with the mold?


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Old 04 Aug 2006, 07:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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If you dry it quick it should not mold, and mold will die. Remove the
extra floor mats and keep windows open.

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Old 05 Aug 2006, 12:36 am   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, I missed the carpet part. If the dealer hadn't dried the carpet
out for you in the process of fixing it, it's easy to pull up parts of
the carpet in the foot well and let it air dry. If the leak is
extensive and still wet, then you may have to remove the seats to pull
up more of the carpet. But I'd think by now it's pretty dry already?


m Ransley wrote:
> If you dry it quick it should not mold, and mold will die. Remove the
> extra floor mats and keep windows open.


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