'97 Ranger - Rainwater collecting in driver's side floorboard.

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by David H Bigelow Sr, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. David H Bigelow Sr

    David H Bigelow Sr New Member

    Hello, I searched the forum but did not see this issue. I hope this is not a repeat. Noticed after yesterdays hard rain that water is collecting in the drivers side floorboard of my '97 4X4 Xtra Cab, 4.0. Only noticed when I removed the Weather Tech floor mat. Water is actually puddling above carpet. It's still raining so I've soaked up the excess and assume it will fill again. Has anyone run across this that might suggest the best place to start searching for the problem? Thank you in advance!!!! David
     
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  3. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    THANK YOU!
    My '98 is still parked outside and its been raining like a bugger up here for a couple of days.
    I should go check it (and then put it in the garage!)
    You water puddling problem stems from a leaky seal.
    Check under the dash, and make sure its not coming in that way (sometimes a valance filled with leaves and debris can cause a leak. Windshield seal can sometimes leak, too).
    If you don't see signs of water leaking in that way, its coming in from the door. Might be the perimeter seal, or leaking past the window.
     
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    David H Bigelow Sr

    David H Bigelow Sr New Member

    Thank You Dean. It's been raining here as well for several days...very hard last nite and today. Wish I had a place inside to work on this but will start a.s.a.p. Maybe I can cover the cab and windshield area with a tarp to hopefully prevent more water intrusion. It may be a while since these rains need to fill our lake for the summer...30,000 acres = a bunch of rain! However, as soon as I've found something out I will post again. Thanx for your prompt reply! Happy New Year!! David
     
  5. RangerAl

    RangerAl Member

    We are praying for RAIN, here in California. Send it this way!
     
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    David H Bigelow Sr

    David H Bigelow Sr New Member

    Hi R.AL. I'm in NorCal...Lake Shasta. Lake was down about 160+ ft. by end of summer. The last few days have helped but it usually takes a solid month of rain to fill us up. Here's wishes for rain for all of us!!
    David
     
  7. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

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    David H Bigelow Sr

    David H Bigelow Sr New Member

    Thank You Dean for a great suggestion. I'll check for any local restrictions and at a minimum might opt for a car cover. Anything to keep the water out until I find my problem. I really appreciate your input!!
    David...
     
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  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    No problem. Good luck.
     

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