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Soaking wet pollen filter

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has anyone here ever experienced or noticed that there pollen/cabin filter is absolutely soaked and the fan housing filling with water and running into the interior making the front footwell carpet wet? It's a new one to me and it's never done it before. 

Any help welcome please .



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Thankyou Loren , the front drains were blocked , would this fill and then gonas high to then go into the pollen filter housing ? Hopefully thus is what caused the problem . We will see.



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Is the gray soft plastic flap which is attached on the wiper motor/mechanism cover, and protect the filter/air intake for water infiltration still present?

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Yes the half cover is all in place and looks perfect. 

Over the weekend I dried the inside carpets and put down blue paper in the foot well to investigate where the water came in. I also dried the pollen filter replaced and put everything back together.

Over night having heavy rainfall the inside of the car had no leaks on the footwell at all. I took off the plastic cover plate over the pollen filter and it was wet again with water sitting in the housing below but not quite up to the fan hole so no water had come inside.

its definitely water dripping onto the filter from above but do not see why as everything looks right , it's never done this before . 

I have reassembled everything without the pollen filter but replaced with blue paper to see where the water is coming from, but I think I'm pretty sure already just don't know why? 

Very annoying 😡


The front drains are all clear and running fine 


Thankyou for help so far 

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Once I've taken off the plastic cover you can see where the filter would be getting wet . I've put some blue paper there to show that it's getting wet . The plastic cover just doesn't seem to be doing its job. 


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