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How-To: "Dry out your truck after you were a submarine that had taken on water."

How-To: "Dry out your truck after you were a submarine that had taken on water."

First thing you have to get the seats out. Useing a Shop Vac at this point is going to do very little in the long run, so start getting the seats out.

I needed a 11/16th wrench/socket.


Seat out and in the drive way

Now take the other seat out.

I missed a picture here you need to remove the plastic pieces that run along the door line. Just lift up on them and they pop right up.

Next I thought I had to take the rear seat out, but you don't. You might need to take this plastic piece up just enough to pull the carpet out from under the rear seats.

Then I was alittle unprepared. I would have liked to taken out the seatbelts for the middle front seat, but I did not have the right size Star bit, I had some but not the right one. However what I did next worked out well anyway.

Next I folded the carpet up like a taco.

Look at the water just laying under the carpet.

Next I used a shop vac and sucked up what I could, all the water just laying in there. I put the end of the shop vac on the back side of the carpet where the padding is and sucked as much water out as I could.

You can see alot came out, about 5 gallons.

Next I removed the drain plugs. There are 6 total 3 on each side. One on each side more or less right in front of where the front seat would be behind hine where your feet would be. One on each side in the back shown below. Also one on each side kind of between the front and back seats. They are made of rubber and pull out very easy.

Look what dripped out. Also the big grey plastice pieces in this picture are the pieces that run along the door that you must lift up on and remove to get the carpet up.

Lastly I put some small little fans in there I had just laying around. I let the fans blow dry waht they could, and I would go back with the shop vac every 45 minutes to hour and suck up what I could, what was just laying in there. While the fans were doing there thing I would let the truck idle and run the heat full blast.

Let it sit and check it every so often and you will have a dry truck in no time

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