Hi there! I have a 2002 Honda Civic LX. I replaced the windshield about 2 years ago. Coincidentally, soon after that, I started to noticed dampness on the driver’s side floor. Thought I accidentally left window cracked or whatever during a rain. Happened a few more times, started to notice a LOT more dampness. I called the privately-owned glass biz who did my windshield and if it could possibly be leaking; he suggested it could be something else (I forgot what he thought it could be) - referred me to someone to check it out, I never made the appt. to have it checked. Life got busy, I was selling place to relocate about 5 hours away. Needless to say, the leak got put way down on the priority list. Here I am, 2 years later and it’s still leaking, the driver’s side carpet is disgusting and what appears now to be mold in some areas. The water does not actually drip from anywhere, I have checked, there is never water from anywhere “above” the dampness. It’s more like it is running down from the top, alongside the door or something and settling under the carpet.
I spoke with someone at a reputable glass installation place and they suggested that the air intake could be clogged.
Not only does the mold worry me, but I’m concerned that it could be rusting as well. So my questions are: 1. how do I check what is the cause of the leak? who should I take it to? what am I looking at in terms of cost to fix the air intake (if that’s what it is)? who would I have remove the carpet and possibly repair any rusting action going on? and what kind of expenses could I be facing?
Thank you greatly in advance for any and all insight and advice with this!
p.s. I checked and insurance will not cover this since I didn’t make a claim in the beginning. I basically went the cheap route with the windshield and didn’t want to make a claim.