This Saab is a lovely old car, they are sought after when they are in good condition, but unfortunately it has wet carpets on the passenger side, so we need to track down the leaks.
The passenger door membrane seems to be leaking, as well as a leak in the pollen filter. While investigating, we also found the back seat was wet and traced the leak to the rear air vent (continued in part 2).
Solution: As always, when changing the door membrane on one side, we like to do the one on the other side too. Because the door membranes are the same age, so if one is leaking, it's likely the other will start to leak too before long. The same goes for the rear air vent. So both rear air vents will be resealed.
We would take the pollen filter housing out and see what the problem is, it's likely that the rubber gasket is perished and dirt has got in. This can be replaced or repaired depending on what the customer wants to do, parts availability etc.
We have been repairing leaks and drying cars for over 30 years
Up to a third of the cost of your car was computers, processors and sensors. Delicate electrical systems hidden under your carpets, which might now be sitting in water.
Car Leak Repair
Question: "Do you do water leak inspections on cars of any age?"
Answer: We do, but we might advise against it. When you have multiple leaks on an old car, it can get expensive to repair. We wouldn't advise you to spend more than the car is worth, even on a classic that's worth keeping, it might just be best to keep it garaged... but not under a rain cover! Bet to keep a leaky car well ventilated.