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Old 12-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Rain water on the passenger side floor

Hi all,
Just as the title says, last night while driving in the rain, I looked over and saw rain water dripping down on my driver's side floor from up inside the dash. I couldn't tell where it was coming from since it was dark out at the time. It did not, in any way, smell like antifreeze.

Any idea where it might be getting in?

Three things:

1. My hood to cowl seal is completely shot. There's none of it left except for the strip that screws to the firewall, so any water that runs in can go wherever.

2. I just removed and reinstalled the heater box last month. I reused the old gasket, but it's bolted in and torqued down nice and snug.

3. I just got a new windshield a month or two ago. This is the first time it's really rained since then. Maybe a poor job of installing? I don't know where water from a leaking windshield would go though, which is why I'm asking.


It's not raining now, so I can't really trace where it's coming from, but if any one has any ideas, or common leaking areas, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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If your sure its not coolant I would bet the window wasn't sealed correctly. Maybe set inside and have someone spray it with a hose and see if you can pinpoint a leak.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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This leak has been covered tons of time here abandoned. A search will tell you what and where. It's your cowl more then likely.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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It has? I don't recall reading about it much. I also did a search for it and didn't come up with anything. Usually if it's the passenger floor, it's coolant. Or, it's down the B pillars from gutter cracks, or it's in the back cargo area. Not rain water dripping from behind the glove box.

But, I'll do a few more searches.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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I think I have a few book marked from when mine leaked, I see
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