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Citroen Xsara Picasso Water leak passenger side

2002 Citroen Xsara Picasso Problem

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CarCitroen Xsara Picasso 1.8sx
Year2002
OwnerBazzer12
Posted12/02/2012


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Hi all..my wife's Picasso is leaking water from the passenger side underneath footwell it seems..thought it was just rain at first but had a nasty bitter taste so maybe something a but more serious? Had a similar problem with a freelander few weeks ago which needed waterpump some seals and a thermostat housing..hoping it's a cheap fix? Cheers



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Solution 1


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Are you sure the water is not coming from the air conditioning drain off point???.





Posted on Sunday 12th of February 2012

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Hi..thanks for reply, would it continue to leak if air con is off? Also tastes similar to antifreeze mixture? Many thanks





Posted on Sunday 12th of February 2012

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could it be a leaking heater matrix?





Posted on Sunday 12th of February 2012

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Heater working fine..nice hot air..did have to put a small amount of water in coolant bottle thismorning??






Posted on Sunday 12th of February 2012

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Bear in mind that the heater will still work ok even if the matrix is leaking.
Perhaps get your head in the footwell with a GOOD light and have a look round






Posted on Sunday 12th of February 2012

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Hi..looked around footwell, no water or dampness, it's only outside the car underneath footwell area, noticed again thismorning when moved car off drive, maybe use some kseal?





Posted on Monday 13th of February 2012

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had the same problem,it turn out to be the pipe connected to the matrix, one bolt missing. take the lower interior panel off, quite easy, look for white deposit, thats where the leak will be. i changed the matrix to be on the safe side 20 on ebay mine was also2002





Posted on Monday 7th of May 2012

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