Water in driver's door. Once the drain plugs are removed, any reason to put them back?

kingoftoys

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I have my 1998 tc outside and after several days of rain I found water in the driver's door. I removed the two drain plugs and used a small screwdriver to open them up. My question is why should I put the drain plugs back? Would it be smart to remove all the plugs from all the doors? Thank you.
 

bbf2530

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I have my 1998 tc outside and after several days of rain I found water in the driver's door. I removed the two drain plugs and used a small screwdriver to open them up. My question is why should I put the drain plugs back? Would it be smart to remove all the plugs from all the doors? Thank you.

Hi kot. In addition to jkeatons advice: The doors have drains slots. If water is pooling in the doors, then the drain slots are clogged. Locate the slots and use a non-metallic object to clear them. Perhaps something like wooden popsicle stick, plastic knife etc.

Alternately: water can sometimes pool in the doors if the car is parked on a hill. Then the water will drain out when the door is opened or the car is driven on level ground. If it does not drain after a short drive, the drain slots are definitely blocked.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.
 

Norms1stTC

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Spray some fluid film or woolwax in there also, the cheapest preventative maintenance for rusting in my opinion, I did my whole underbody, and all my doors and drain plugs, including all lock assemblies, all door hinges, and all lower door frames in and out.
 
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