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marilynmichael

Condensation in Targa--all drains are clear

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I have a 2002 Targa living in Florida. I've had no problems until it turned colder. Now I have pretty heavy condensation on the windows every morning and any chilly afternoon.

I've read through the forum and checked all of the drains. They all seem to be clear.

I've also felt around and checked for moisture on the carpet etc. I don't seem to feel anything in particular. It might be a little wet on the front right passenger carpet--up against the wall---but just slightly perhaps.

And, I've gone over all of the rubber seals on the doors, roof, lid (Targa) etc. I do see a bit of a tear on the read lid.

I stored the car under a car cover for 2 weeks a week ago. I came back, opened it up and it was really quite damp in the car. The guages had condensation even the manuals inside the glove box. I suppose this was simply because I have something leaking 'under' the car cover and the moisture built up quite a bit. It did rain a lot (but again--under a cover--not water proof I guess (Porsche brand).

Bottom line is that the only thing that 'seems' wrong is a rip in the seal of the Targa rear lid. It's not all that bad--but perhaps it's bad enough. But, I don't want to go replacing that if it is not really the problem.

Any thoughts appreciated.

Thank you

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If the drains are clear, and your environment/ heat unit isn't leaking up under the dash ( that should be obvious to spot on the passenger front cowl- probably a wet floor mat. ) it maybe as simple as you stated. If I leave my MY00 996 coupe under her cover up here in North Florida for more than 5 days without letting the car dry out , I'll get dampness. Its especially true during Florida rain events, which are dramatic as you know. Take the car out with top open, windows down and heat blasting at the top speed of the fan. Cycle it from defrost to mid vent and floors at max heat ( 85 degrees showing on the enviro head unit ). If you think you're leaking coolant, pop the rear hatch and see where the coolant level is on the recovery tank.

At least you'll have excuses to take her out and drive the hell out of her :-)

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