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Old 06-25-2015, 10:05 PM   #1
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2001 Convertible leaking water into front floorboard

I recently purchased my 01 Cobra convertible and during a heavy rain I noticed that rain was entering in my passenger side floorboard in the front. I inspected the convertible header weather strip and the side mirror weather strip and it all seems to be in good condition(will upload clear pictures of these parts tomorrow), has anyone else had a similar problem? And what was your solution?

This is an absolute B**ch to deal with since I have to check the weather every day, so that I know when I have to put on my car cover and tie it down since it's not even a custom fit for the mustang.

I got my brother to spray right above the passenger side mirror where it seems to be letting water in. Here are a few pictures of the problem:


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Old 06-26-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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I'm not really a convertible guy because my hair is getting a little thin up top and I'm afraid of getting sun burned!


That looks like it could be a problem with the door glass though. Sometimes it gets out of alignment and doesn't fit flush with the weatherstripping.
And I think that the door glass on a convertible has to clear the convertible top, so it is different than the coupes.

Check to see if the glass looks like it is even all of the way around where it meets the weatherstripping, when the window is all of the way up.
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I'm not really a convertible guy because my hair is getting a little thin up top and I'm afraid of getting sun burned!


That looks like it could be a problem with the door glass though. Sometimes it gets out of alignment and doesn't fit flush with the weatherstripping.
And I think that the door glass on a convertible has to clear the convertible top, so it is different than the coupes.

Check to see if the glass looks like it is even all of the way around where it meets the weatherstripping, when the window is all of the way up.
I went out to look at it a few minutes ago, and the window seems to be in alignment and it looks like it sits in its supposed position. And yes they're supposed to clear the convertible top, so it's not to similar to a coupe.

I took a few more pictures of the area that seems to be leaking(somewhere around the side view mirror part of the door), but since that's where several pieces of weatherstripping meet it's hard to pinpoint what exactly is wrong when they all look to be in good shape.


I have added the extra photos to the original post.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:33 PM   #4
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It might be the piece that you are pointing to in the pictures.
Is the other side like that?
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It's like that on each side, but there's only a leak on the passengers side. I thought that might be a problem, but it doesn't seem like it.


To other convertible owners does your weather stripping/seal look like the attachment below? It looks like this on the driver and passenger side.
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