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2003 Toyota Highlander Base 4dr 4-Cyl (GS)

2003 Toyota Highlander
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, Sport Utility Vehicle
22 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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October 11, 2012, 9:10 am

Shannon B
 

Question: How to locate what is leaking?

About a month ago we noticed a mildew smell and could'nt figure out where it was coming from. Then recently noticed that the carpets underneath front seats and rear are full of mold. Once we lifted our mats in the back they were wet underneath. The carpet under the dashboard is not wet, only the side of drivers door and then underneath theboth front seats then by the back seats. How can I try to find out what is leaking or how rain is getting in?


October 19, 2012, 8:49 pm

Ron W
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Water leaks are difficult to find. I would recommend having a body shop look at it. If you want to try to find it yourself, you should removed as much interior trim as you can and sit inside while someone sprays water on the outside. You need to see if you can see water dripping somewhere.


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