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Old 03-19-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
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Water leak!

After running through a touchless wash the other day I noticed water leaking onto the floorboards from under the dash on the passenger side. Anyone deal with this before?
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Re: Water leak!

Oh yeah... Open your hood, look for a rubber drain at the lower right of your battery. It is your cowl drain and just a leaf or two can plug it. The drain is a slit, and you can fish the leaves out to let it drain, but you need to open your cowl, change your cabin filter, and clean out any foreign residue... Just a guess...

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Ya just clean out the filter. That happened to me before when it was raining and the water came pouring in.
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Zipped over to pep boys...bought the filter. Took out the old one...it was black and filthy...

Made sure that everything was clear and installed the new one. Easy fix! Thanks once again for helping out! I love this forum!
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Re: Water leak!

Not a problem...
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Ha that's funny. I just washed my car and was wondering why it was leaking. And I just registered at this site. BOOM
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Ha that's funny. I just washed my car and was wondering why it was leaking. And I just registered at this site. BOOM
It did work! I washed mine today and guess what?....no leak! This forum is awesome!
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #8
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Re: Water leak!

I am glad that I could help... It is an easy thing to fix, if you know what to do...
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Re: Water leak!

That is good to know I'll remember that when mine needs changing.
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I Never knew about this, something else that even I can do!! Thanks Beav!! What's up with holding all this knowledge to yourself, man?! The jig is up, let us pick your brain!! LOL
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Bad news...leak is back! What else could it be?
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Re: Water leak!

Is it leaking where you can see it or are you finding water on your floor?

I had strange window issues with one of my 05 GT's where the window wouldn't act normal and wasn't rolling back up that quarter inch when you closed it... When it rained, it let water get onto the floorboards, mostly at the front passenger side. I have read that a bad battery connection, or a weak battery can cause this condition... I tightened connections, wet vacuumed the water out of the car, and the fluke "fixed itself" and I traded the car before the problem reappeared.
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Re: Water leak!

Also, check this out, other ideas....

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So here is what I did...

1. Open hood and remove passenger side plastic cover.
2. Take a towel and clean out excess water from the area around the cabin filter.
There is a rubber drain toward the center of the window.
3. Pop out the rubber drain by pinching the lip with your left hand and pulling it through the hole at the bottom with your right hand.

4. Remove debris from rubber drain...mine was nasty. I must have missed this the first time.

5. Put everything back together.

Leak is gone for good. I now completely understand why it was leaking into the cabin. The rubber drain was clogged which filled the metal box with water to the point where it was spilling through the cabin filter onto my passenger side floor. The reason I thought it was fixed last time Is because the space is big enough to hold 1 car wash worth of water, but not two. So when I fixed it, then washed the first time there was no leak...but the second time was about a half gallon. Thanks for all the good info! Love this forum!
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Re: Water leak!

Anybody with a new Mustang that they park outside should be checking their cowl drain for debris on a regular basis...
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Re: Water leak!

Thanks for the info beav.
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Re: Water leak!

It absolutely freaked me out when I pulled out of the drive and water poured into the passenger foot well, all over my wife in my yellow 05two years ago. I spent a lot of time investigating this problem... By the time I found water on the floor of her 05, I was an old hand at finding water leaks. Water leaks need to be addressed because they can cause major electrical problems and can obviously lead to rusted floor pans. At the very least, wet vacuum excess water as soon as you notice it...
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Re: Water leak!

That is very good advice , they must have made improvements because my 06 does'nt leak at all so far.
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That is very good advice , they must have made improvements because my 06 does'nt leak at all so far.
Mines am 08. Like Beav said...check that drain often!
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