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Old February 3rd, 2016
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Water Issue

I am having an issue with water soaking the passenger side front and back carpets in my 96 Olds Achieva. I just bought the car and know very little about it. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Old February 3rd, 2016
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Fwiw, that's VERY VERY COMMON!
GM knew that they had problems with that style/method of body back in the mid 80's.
Yup, GM lied, were scum, and were criminal in many acts and ways. Imho GM still sucks.

Fwiw, I have 2 Achievas. I LOVE my Achievas. Both have bad rust and won't last much longer. :-P
Both have water leak problems. Thankfully, I fixed/sealed the water leaks on the drivers side. I took out the carpet under-padding, drilled ~1/4" drain holes, then used plastic spaces to keep the carpet from fully sitting on the metal. I keep a sponge in the car, and use it to soak up any water left on the carpet. Most leaks/drains out. Plus, I've sealed the ****** out of all of the seams and common leaking areas. So, even in heavy rain, the carpet may get wet, but I never get a puddle nor more than ~12" wet area.




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