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rizer
04-17-2004, 08:13 AM
Well, i left my moonroof open over night. I was suppose to head backout so i just left it open. Woke up this morning and noticed my roof was open and the ground was wet. Go inside and seats are soaked as heck and floors got a inch of water showing. Even filled the cup holders :)

I took bunch of towels and soaked all i could up but now i got the car running with the heat on. Is there anything else i should do to thatd help dry faster. Anything to check just to be safe?

Sucks :(

Rogue9
04-17-2004, 08:33 AM
just make sure it's ALL Dry (might want to take a hair dryer or some heater to it... key point, WITHOUT setting the interior on fire) the worst that will happen is mold and mildew starting to grow under the floor, in the seats, headliner. might help to get some anti-bacterial/mildew spray (in ur own preferential odor) and spray it in areas where it'll take longest to dry. but get the water out ASAP.

AndyVTek
04-17-2004, 08:56 AM
just make sure it's ALL Dry (might want to take a hair dryer or some heater to it... key point, WITHOUT setting the interior on fire) the worst that will happen is mold and mildew starting to grow under the floor, in the seats, headliner. might help to get some anti-bacterial/mildew spray (in ur own preferential odor) and spray it in areas where it'll take longest to dry. but get the water out ASAP.


That's what I was thinkin'. The water that lays down in those grooves and underneath the carpet will stink. Maybe try a carpet-scrubber, if you have one. That'll suck out the water and get rid of any smell, plus decrease the chance of nasty **** growing in your car.

rizer
04-17-2004, 08:58 AM
carpet scrubber? Like at the car washes?

AznGA
04-17-2004, 09:05 AM
I hope you have leather seats. I would take your console apart and check if there is any water around the shifter.

rizer
04-17-2004, 09:07 AM
There was water round the edges round the shifter, if i recall when i pushed down on it, water did squish out

AndyVTek
04-17-2004, 09:08 AM
carpet scrubber? Like at the car washes?

Nah, I don't think they have them at car washes... Not around here, anyway. They're those things you can rent to clean your carpets in your house, etc... They spray a hot, soapy water in the carpet then suck it out. If ya rent one or whatever, just make sure it has a hand-held attachment...

carpediem1230
04-17-2004, 09:59 AM
when i spilled capuccino in my car i used a wet/dry vac to suck up as much of it as possible. helped get a lot out that towels didn't.

mr_eh
04-17-2004, 10:04 AM
take apart the interior and clean everything, or start stocking up on air freshners !

Molson
04-17-2004, 10:22 AM
yup, takeing the seats and carpet out is not hard at all.

coupe
04-17-2004, 11:14 AM
I hope he dosent have leather! It would destroy it. I would cry if my leather got soaked.

rizer
04-17-2004, 11:35 AM
well, right i got as much water soaked up as i could. Bought some "super absorbant" cloth, that got some more out i did notice. Now i got some carpet stuff that cleans out the smell and prevents mildew. Cars been running with floor heater on for 2 hours now and its starting to feel try, cant get anymore water out.
So guess we'll find out. Hope i dont gotta take carpet o ut, cars been through 5 winters and if u think about it, all the snow that melts in the car and it doesnt smell.

2002AmSE
04-17-2004, 02:08 PM
yeah, i've had a thin puddle of water in the drivers side carpet this winter, and I didn't notice it, it took a week before it started to smell, but I wouldn't worry about it for you, because it sounds like it will dry out pretty quick.

The only thing I would worry about is water that might be underneath the drivers and passenger seats that could possibly be there, check that, and dont use your powered seats for a few days incase the motor/electronics is still wet

RedGT2004
04-17-2004, 02:23 PM
off topic kinda
is there an alarm with a module that closes the sunroof automatically when it senses rain?

coupe
04-17-2004, 02:43 PM
I wish.

Roush GT
04-17-2004, 02:48 PM
I left my driver side window down all night once and it rained.. I have leather too, it wasn't bad though a few towels cleaned it right up.

atc3434
04-17-2004, 08:30 PM
Sliver, thank you for posting, simply for the avatar! http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/image.php?u=10&dateline=1077309737

:p


BTW, It really wouldn't hurt to pull the seats and just make sure you get it all, you'll kick yourself if you end up with major stinkage!

Vintalage
04-20-2004, 03:35 PM
off topic kinda
is there an alarm with a module that closes the sunroof automatically when it senses rain?

Lexus cars have that feature. I think it's a must.

Vintalage
04-20-2004, 08:08 PM
I say take out the carpet and extensively dry clean it. Use a steam vac and clean it good. I'm sure the water has leaked through the carpet and has settled underneath.

82-T/A
04-22-2004, 05:05 AM
Man, I've done that like on 20 different occasions in my 1987 Fiero SE / V6. The moonroof is the entire size of the roof practically, so the entire interior gets rained on. I've been pretty lucky, I don't know why, but it doesn't smell. What I would do is use a wet/dry vac, and then let the car sit out in the boiling South Florida Sun for like half the day... it would be all dried up by then.

dhdz
05-05-2008, 09:45 AM
Hell I just my 2008 CTS and I left sunroof open! it sucks! havent even sent out my first payment.... Oh well sad thing it doesnt chime when you have doors or sunroff open like my Lexus does... Oh well... ;)

kse73
05-05-2008, 10:03 AM
Whoops!

geldartb
05-05-2008, 10:20 AM
4 yr old thread bump not for teh win

SSRacer
05-05-2008, 10:22 AM
I did that once with a 96 Z28 with T-Tops...it sucked.

82-T/A
05-05-2008, 11:14 AM
4 yr old thread bump not for teh win


Yeah, holy crap this is an old thread. I don't even own a Grand Am anymore. I've had two 1997 Grand Ams. A white Grand Am SE Sedan with the 2.4 TwinCam LD9 that I bought with ~30k miles on it in 2000. And then a black Grand Am GT Sedan back in 2004. Loved those cars.

dhdz
05-05-2008, 12:10 PM
I havent logged on to this website for the longest time! Oh well didn't want to waste space posting a new thread. :haha:

2002AmSE
05-05-2008, 02:47 PM
...No kidding it's been forever for me too. I haven't had my 2002 Grand Am since the beginning of 2006.

Htown2200
05-05-2008, 09:19 PM
this thread is hilarious. I feel so bad for the folks who left their tops open though ;-/

TFA
05-06-2008, 03:45 AM
once i left my windows open when it rained, closed them, then for the next day or so the auto. locks activated by themselves. This happened the first week I got the car, aaannd I got locked out of it. Learned real quick how to break into the car with a coat hangar. I also recently had a problem with stupid amounts of water accumulating on the driver floorboard when it rained alot. Still have a bit of a smell I cant get rid of...yet...next step is renting a carpet shampoo-er/steamer.