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#39 of 58 Re: wet carpet
Mar 02, 2012 (1:14 pm)
After my father asked me to take a look at his 05 Pilot to determine where the water on the floorboards was coming from. I quickly looked through some of the posts here and started to perform my own investigation. What I found was a trail of deposits coming from a hole in the interior body just behind the hood latch release on the interior driverside. Inside the hole there are deposits as well. I figured that if I filled the hole with water and then started to spray water on the exterior I might be able to narrow down the choices because I would be able to quickly see a rise in water level. I was never able to introduce additional water. I then took a water hose from the outside, with the inner fender well plastic removed and the mud flap I sprayed water directly on each seam and noticed that my water level started to drop. Somehow I was able to help it drain, so with that I started to hit the seam with air pressure. Apparently there was enough debris in the seams that when I added more water to the interior compartment it just flowed right out the seams. I have not been able to get the same compartment to hold water yet. I assume that the factory needed to seal the seam edges, which is where the run-off water from the above windshield drain runs over on its way to the mud flap. I took some seam seal and filled the entire exposed seam. I am leaving the interior panels off in both corners to monitor the progress. I repeated the same repair process on the passenger side, with seam seal to the seam edges. Hope this helps. I took photos of the entire process just incase someone might need them.
#40 of 58 Re: wet carpet [cooldeez]
Mar 02, 2012 (1:29 pm)
I'm not familiar with seam seal. And yes, would like to see pics of what you did. (andiellenhotmail.com)
#41 of 58 Re: wet carpet [andiellen]
Mar 02, 2012 (5:15 pm)
I sent you an email with pics, if you do not receive let me know.
#42 of 58 RE: Wet Carpet
Mar 02, 2012 (11:11 pm)
After my repairs to the 05 Pilot I took it for a long drive in the pouring rain and could not detect any more water on the floorboard. I believe that would be referred to as "Problem Solved" for now. If I hear of any more issues I will be sure to update you, but for now....its not in my garage.
#43 of 58 RE: Wet Carpet [cooldeez]
Mar 03, 2012 (11:09 am)
I'd like to get those pictures as well. Thanks in advance.
#44 of 58 RE: Wet Carpet [jbstrawb]
Mar 03, 2012 (2:25 pm)
What is the best way to send the photos to you?
#45 of 58 RE: Wet Carpet [cooldeez]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2012 (3:21 pm)
If you'll put your pics on Flickr or tinypics or some other photo hosting site and link to them, then anyone visiting here in the future will be able to find and view them.
#48 of 58 RE: Wet Carpet [jbstrawb]
Mar 14, 2012 (7:37 pm)
Any chance I can get those pictures as well? Here's my email address: jakehodgkinhotmail.com