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I think I have found the problem, I took out the ac unit blower as far as I could and looked inside and it was overall very clean, just some usual dust but there was NO moisture in there whatsoever.. I pulled up the carpet under neath the glove box area folded it back and it was dry there too, then I took off the little plastic runner boards and really pulled the carpet back and it was completly soaked under neath insulation and all. I honestly thing it is still wet from when I spilled a huge bottle of water in it back in the summer and just never dried as someone mentioned above insulation doesnt dry when it gets wet. I honestly believe its from that.. but then again I have that water line near my door on the carpet so I don't know if my door is leaking water when it rains really heavy or not. I think both of those things are factors in why my insulation is soaked underneath, because the carpet is all dry accept on the edges where its just damp..




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I said F it and tore out the wet carpet insulation from underneath. I'm bringing it inside to blow dry over night.. a good portion of it is already dry and I got the truck outside on with the heat maxed out on the floor drying out whats left underneath. there is no insulation whatsoever under the passenger rug right now I took it all out in one piece. I guess it was still wet from all that water I spilled on it this summer. So I guess I figured out the problem.. and always put caps on your water bottles!!!



I blow dried it and its all dry now but I'm keeping it inside over night so it drys completely. It was STILL completely soaked, after 4 months.. wow. I'll put it back in tomorrow. It's raining out right now and I felt my passenger side door seals and they were not wet at all. I have determined it was that water sitting there for months, also thats whats been making my truck smell like crap. PROBLEM FIXED

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I can't imagine spilled water hasn't evaporated in 4 months time, but I guess anything's possible. Keep us posted on whether you have any more moisture problems or if this was indeed it. I'm hoping that's it, but I still have a nagging doubt.
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Well there was just so much water trapped under there that I think it was just impossilbe for it all to evaporate. because the only area wet was the area I had spilled all that water all over. I see no other possible signs of leaks anywhere. This was a lot of water I'm talking about half a gallon. all spilled in that one area.. I shoved my hand under there all near the seat, tranny case and up near the glove box was dry. It was mainly collecting in the center and to the side of the passenger area, but the insulation is all dry now pretty much I have been blow drying it for the past few hours which seems to have worked great! I should have caught this sooner as I never really cleaned up that water other than using a towel which didn't do shi!t as I have come to find out lol.. I'm just glad I tracked down the problem befor bigger problems started to occur. I think this is indeed the last of my moisture problems.. for now.
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Didn't read thru everything but could it be one of the rubber gromets fell off on the floor under the carpet? Ford puts a few in there to cover up the holes.
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Those are those little plug caps correct? I believe there is only one of those under the passenger carpet area and I checked that.. it is completely sealed up.
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Well there was just so much water trapped under there that I think it was just impossilbe for it all to evaporate...This was a lot of water I'm talking about half a gallon. all spilled in that one area...I think this is indeed the last of my moisture problems.. for now.
Sounds possible. I'm sure you'll keep an eye on it, and let us know in a few weeks.
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Yep will do man and thank you and the rest who commented for all the help. I learned a few things in the process! oh yeah btw that your rmz in your avatar? I'm diggin the yoshi

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Didn't read through the entire post (sorry if this has been mentioned) just wanted to drop my 2 cents quick quick before i go out..
Could be water coming into the cab from the cab brake light? I had a big problem with that on my 04, turned out it wasn't the seal between the light and the cab, but the light lense (red part) and the holder (black frame thing). Sealed it up, no more water. but like you mentioned, you had water under the flooring etc, i had water under my rear passenger seat.. Could be its seeping forward and just soaking up the insulation bit by bit towards the front? The water usually runs from the rear of the liner and just drips down depending on the level of the truck.. Just my 2 cents but pour some water on the light or pull it out after a heavy rain and check er out!
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Could be possible, but under my seat and all throughout the back of the cab is totally dry. it's just that one area.. I see what you're saying though I will keep an eye on it thanks for mentioning that btw. Plus this only started after I spilled all that water, befor when I had the truck for a few months befor I spilled it all nothing was wet or leaking so.. you know
The insulation is all dry now and I will re-install it tomorrow and keep an eye on it for a few weeks. Also my head liner isn't wet either.. I think the head liner usually gets wet if you have a 3rd brake light leak I read up on that last night..
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Not necessarily, mine was actually never wet, yet i still ended up with this ridiculous amount of water lol. Mystery these rangers..

Install the carpet and see what happens! If you're lucky, it may never come back, however monitor it to the best of your ability based on weather and driving conditions, as well as when you use your heater etc just to pinpoint the prob. You never know, that could be ancient water coming back to haunt you! lmao.
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Oh also, i forgot to mention, keep track of how your truck sits. If it's level, slanted etc, when parked. This may also help. If for some reason your insulation doesnt sit flat on the body, the water may be channeling through depending on how the truck is sitting. This might also help figure it out.. Plus i think where you circled, its a low spot on the body just below the seat mount if im not mistaken, seems like waters just collecting there based on the fact its slightly lower.. You never know.. i hope for your sake its just that old dirty 4 month old water..
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Probably not much help, but last year I discovered moist carpet in the ext cab area. I thought it came in through a bad window seal, maybe even from one of the floor grommets. After a good rain I checked again & my headliner was wet!

Turned out to be the seal on the 3rd brake light letting water in the ext cab area.

Next dry day, I removed the 3rd brake light & shot a bead of silicone in there & re-attached. No more water.

Only problem is that the other day I had to remove the 3rd brake light & I had a he!! of a time gettin' it back off, I'm out of silicone & now it's snowing!
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Yeah I'll keep an eye out for things and let you guys know what I find in the weeks to come, I hope it's not my third break light but that seems like and easy fix so I'm not to worried about it right now. But what happend when I spilled the water makes the most sense at this piont.. I'll keep a close watch on things. Thanks guys!
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Check the rubber grommet the covers the body bolts they are known to let water in.
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I did it seems like its well sealed, I actually tried to take it out lol but it was in there too good..
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Good news, after about a week and half after I thought I fixed the problem in my truck about the water on the pasenger side, I guess I really did. It rained really heavy here today, no leaks what so ever. The carpet is dry as can be. Insulation=dry=problem solved. Pretty crazy how all that water was trapped under there for months at a time and still never managed to evaporate. I'm glad everythings set now
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That's great Kyle. Thanks for following up on it. I'm glad your leak is fixed.

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Turned out to be the seal on the 3rd brake light letting water in the ext cab area.

Next dry day, I removed the 3rd brake light & shot a bead of silicone in there & re-attached. No more water.

Only problem is that the other day I had to remove the 3rd brake light & I had a he!! of a time gettin' it back off, I'm out of silicone & now it's snowing!
I siliconed mine as well. I dread when that little bulb burns out.
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