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Puddle in the Front Seat

okay so a couple weeks ago i go to clean out the car and the floor on the passenger side in the front is soaking wet. i think its just a spilled water bottle or something, so i kick myself but grab a towel and clean it up. it ends up taking 3 towels. it dries, no big deal. Two days ago i go to get in to drive, and my foot sinks down into 3 inches of water in the driver side. i look everywhere and cant find where it could be coming from. the passenger side was dry at this point. i wake up the next morning and go to drive, and the passenger side floor is wet now too. anybody have any ideas of what could be causing this? could it be a problem that would be fixed under warranty? its a 08 coupe w/ only 30k miles on it.



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Was it raining? Your cabin filter could have been loose maybe..
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Do you have a sunroof, if so that could be where your water is coming from.




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Was it raining? Your cabin filter could have been loose maybe..
the cabin filter is in the passenger side right? if so it doesn't make sense that the driver side was soaked but not the passenger side. i'll check that out though


and mike yeah i have the sunroof but there's no water anywhere around the headliner. could it have run down w/o me noticing?



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and mike yeah i have the sunroof but there's no water anywhere around the headliner. could it have run down w/o me noticing?
Yea, I believe there is a problem with the drain tubes coming disconnected or something. And it runs down the drivers side "A" pillar.




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Is it your heater core? The fluid on the passenger seat floor is a good sign, do you have heat? If your car is not putting out hot heat, its your heater core.

But I have no clue where it is on a cobalt let me go see. brb.

Heater core looks lilke it sists on the firewall more on the passenger side but in the middle.

Check your heat.
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the cabin filter is in the passenger side right? if so it doesn't make sense that the driver side was soaked but not the passenger side. i'll check that out though


and mike yeah i have the sunroof but there's no water anywhere around the headliner. could it have run down w/o me noticing?
yeah i had that issue, water ran down my A pillar from my sunroof

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yeah i had that issue, water ran down my A pillar from my sunroof


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the cabin filter is in the passenger side right? if so it doesn't make sense that the driver side was soaked but not the passenger side. i'll check that out though


and mike yeah i have the sunroof but there's no water anywhere around the headliner. could it have run down w/o me noticing?
oh my bad i though you said your passenger side was wet. The sunroof thing makes the most sense.. especially if others have had the same issue due to their sunroofs.
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i don't know if this would help you or not . i own 2 grandams 2004 . we did have a 01 till it got wrecked . any way , we had a problem with water in the passenger feet area . i also had trouble with the car doing nutty things when it rained , well to make the story short . water was running into the heater fan area . it soaked the car's main computer . when the computer got wet , it would do strange things . one day i was talking to a friend of mine at the pontiac dealership who works on gm cars . he said check the seal under the windshied wiper cover . this seal was right above the heater fan area toward the top of the hole . he said check to see if it still glued down good . well it was not , it was loose . so i dried out the computer , reglued the seal , and the problems went away . i don't know if colbalt has a similar seal in that area or not ...
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