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Old 05-16-2007, 04:23 PM
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my cars leaking water into the front, any advice into a cure? its not a great deal but it does get the carpet damp, and i dont want it to rust. ive changed the seal but its still letting water in. do i need to glue the seal into place?
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:43 PM
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I'm trying to solve the same problem. Mine is getting wet on the US passenger side only. If your carpets are wet you may want to check the sound absorbing material out under the carpets. They soak up water like a sponge!

I'll post what I find when I get time to look at it.

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Does the water get in only when driving, but not when parked? That is clue to look under the car for the leak. If it leaks when parked, you should be able to find the leak on a dry day using a garden hose to make fake rain. Windshield seal can wick water to the bottom, and then it drips behind the dash where you can't see it.

That is a frustrating problem. Good luck finding the leak.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:28 PM
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Don't mean to be flip or insulting, but are you aure it is the windshield/screen. I was having a problem with water on the drivers side carpet and found out it was the air conditioner. The drain under the car was "clogged" ... and was backing up thru the vents.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:04 PM
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tried everything, changed the bonnet seal, door seals, and the screen seal. and ive noticed an improvment, but not a cure. and in very rainy stockport its a real problem. just been told it might b a wiper seal!!!!!! never checked that b4. with a bit ov luck that might b it.
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Perhaps you have a clogged water drain. See https://rennlist.com/forums/showthre...ighlight=water
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:24 PM
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erm, very intresting??? where do i access this drain? the pics dont help 2 much.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:18 PM
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Jack up the front right corner of the car. The picture shown is just near the front wheel well on the bottom of the car.
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Rob, is on it.
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After fixing every possible water ingress point have found yet another point of water entry, the fuel filler cap cable pull point!
Even the tiny cable that opens the fuel cover cap allows water into the cable tube! Thiss small tube fills with water then slowly lets water in.
Thats not annoying at all

Does any one know of a cure?
Maybe fill cable tube with grease?
Is it supposed to have sum form of sealent/gasket?
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Russ,

That's one I didn't think of. My gas filler has a water drain. Could yours be clogged and causing water to pool and then over flowing down the gas flap cable tube? I could try pouring water on the area and see if the drain is working properly.

Edit: By the way, I checked PET and there are not any seals for this cable. Just a grommet on each end. See page 801-30.
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The filler drain works fine, did that one years ago.
But under heavy water/rain the tiny cable tube sumhow sucks water into it .
I noticed yesterday after i washed the white flash (the first for 4 weeks) no water in the car, then after a quick 20 min run water on the n/s floor matt!
After a bit more effort the water appears to b running threw the fuel filler cap pull!
The tube must only be 2 feet long, max! But a 2 ft long 10mm wide tube will move sum water!
Is this cable supposed to have a grommit?
I havent got access to the parts diagram, is my car missing sumthing?

Its only took 3 years to find the [email protected]@in problem!!!
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I forgot where I bought it, but I have a hypodermic-syringe tube on a zerk fitting to fit a grease gun. I'll bet that could shoot the tube full of grease, and you would not see water again for a long time.
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I forgot where I bought it, but I have a hypodermic-syringe tube on a zerk fitting to fit a grease gun. I'll bet that could shoot the tube full of grease, and you would not see water again for a long time.
No but you might see some nice hot melted grease on the mat after a hot summer day parked outside
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There is supposed to be a grommet on each end of the cable. See # 14 & 17


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