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Old 12-22-2009, 03:42 PM
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my 01 2wd ranger 2.3 with a 5sp. manual has an issue that i cannot fix, the drivers side carpet remains wet no matter what, i have tried to dry it using propane heaters, towels, everything.. even when i have full weeks of dry weather my carpet remains wet, this problem is only on the drivers side and i do not know what to do. i do not want the water to rust a hole in my sheet metal. any suggestions on where this water is coming from and how to stop it?? (this is not an issue in which my shoes are wet, its an internal problem)
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:45 PM
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have pulled back the carpet? there has to be something happening between the carpet and cab for it to always be wet.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:45 PM
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have you checked if you heater core is leaking? its inside you dash board, feel around under you dash board for moisture or drips on the bottom
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:49 PM
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no i have not pulled back the carpet. is there a way to do this without messing anything up? and where is the heater core, i saw them do something like blowing it out with compressed air to prevent leaking.
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Old 12-22-2009, 03:51 PM
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To lift the carpet, open the door and the trim at the bottom just pops out, then you can lift the carpet. Taking out the seat would help as well.
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:00 PM
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the heater core is inside your dash board
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:14 PM
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the heater core is inside your dash board
Near the middle. You can't see it just by looking. Just look for moisture or drips.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:27 PM
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Is it possible that your A/C drain is plugged and condensation within your heater box is leaking onto your carpet ?
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:03 PM
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good suggestions, i am still trying to look under the carpet, its probably starting to rust already, where would the a/c drain plug be located?
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:34 PM
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good suggestions, i am still trying to look under the carpet, its probably starting to rust already, where would the a/c drain plug be located?
its not rusting unless you sanded all the paint off, as they paint the inside of our trucks aswell
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:33 PM
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haven't looked at the Ranger , but usually on the lower firewall in the engine bay. basically just a rubber elbow pointing down with thebottom end kinda flattened closed. sometimes junk will block this and water sits in the bottom of the heater box.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: permanantly wet drivers side carpet

did you figure out why the carpet was wet? I have the same problem with my 2005 ranger.
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