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Trying To Fix A Leak - Any Advise How To Lift Rubber Flap?

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O.k.,

I did start this as an answer to a two year old post called "Finally got a Toyota", but think this calls for a more appropriate heading, if ever somebody is to reply to it.

So maybe have a quick look in the above mentioned thread on which I posted yesterday. In short - I need to lift off the rubber flap that covers the bare body behind the pedals in order to spot (hopefully) the leak. Since there is a lot of electronics on the right side holding the flap in place and also several fixing points quite out of reach higher up - I almost think I will need to cut it out. Don't like the idea but can't think of anything else anymore (apart from handing over to some expensive specialist bodyshop). Any bright ideas anyone?

Had a quick check after my screenwash trial yesterday and don't think anymore that this is the problem. There is no smell of antifreeze coming from the leak and none of the bluish colour either. Might be the same as Adam's leaking point after all. Poured down a bucket of water at that point just now. Not sure , seems to cause some fresh dampness, not sure though, but with all the foam lining it might take time to sink through. Will be back for checking tomorrow.

(It's a 1999 3 door Toyota Corolla I am on about)

Any advise greatly appreciated

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Well, just to keep this going:

had one week of carpets up, everything drying out and apparently no new wettness. Definitely can't get to the exact point of entry. Had the rubber flap up as far as I can (with the help of some cutting), but its also fixed by all the electricity points in that corner and I do not want to cut any more (its too fiddly to try and avoid wires anyway). So - decided to put everything back together so I can drive again, just to leave some easy access gap to check from time to time fror new wettness. What happened - first day after this down to the car for a ride - all ajust as wet as before - grrrrrrr. O.k. it was particularly wet and windy today, but I am sure so it was at some point last week, plus I had that bucket of water down there - so why now???

Anyway - back to square one. Will have to do the drying out again and might then just in case, finally put some sealant around my windscreen, though I have no idea if that's the cause. So any other tips would be greatly welcomed.

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Did u ever get the leak sorted? I have the same problem and the wet carpet is doing my nut in.

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