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Old 30 Nov 2010, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rain water everywhere

If there is a better forum for this question i apologize.

I've searched google, these forums, other forums, cant seem to find something specific to me. Not easy to search when the majority of things come up refer to water pump or radiator but.....

Anyway.

I've owned my 99 rs coupe for about 15 months now. I've had plenty of problems of all kinds.

About a year ago, i noticed in the winter, there was always a little bit of frost on the driver side carpet. When it would rain, it would be slightly damp, or the inside would be fogged up. Never managed to find a leak it and was never horrible.

Then, enter fall rain storms. Water now runs down through the left dash, through the fuse box, where the door release is. The carpet is entirely soaked on the driver side front and rear, im talking puddle. Passenger side is damp, but not super wet. Passenger back seat is dry.

It looks like a tiny amount of water is dripping down the inside from the windshield onto the top of the glove box, but i mean TINY.

Inside the sunroof is soaked, the roof it self inside is perfectly dry, but my current guess in my inexperience is that its leaking into the sunroof then down the supports.

Suggestions? Ideas? Corrections? Im at a loss as to what to do, I'd take it somewhere, but lucky me Im unemployed.

Currently I play musical cars and move it into the garage everytime it starts to rain, but its to the point where 5 minutes of rain is enough to soak the floor.


Thanks in advance from a newbie.


I should add that this must have been going on unnoticed for some time, the fuse box is corroded pretty badly, and the driver side chair nuts are rusted fairly bad.

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Old 30 Nov 2010, 05:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Rain water everywhere

Did you have the windscreen replaced at all at any stage? if so did they seal it right next thing check the door seals? next thing check the seem welds ajoining the body of the car maybe a small break and water getting in from the location you think its leaking from Id get a garden hose have some one hose the car down while you sit in the car with the flashlight out and see where its coming in strip things out if you have to that would bug the crap out of me Id have to find a prob like that hope it helps
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Old 30 Nov 2010, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Rain water everywhere

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Did you have the windscreen replaced at all at any stage? if so did they seal it right next thing check the door seals? next thing check the seem welds ajoining the body of the car maybe a small break and water getting in from the location you think its leaking from Id get a garden hose have some one hose the car down while you sit in the car with the flashlight out and see where its coming in strip things out if you have to that would bug the crap out of me Id have to find a prob like that hope it helps


You must be a high level forum warrior. I knew your name looked familiar, you were the first to respond to my other post, more than a year ago, about buying this car.
Can you guys give newbie some advice?


Anyway. The weather here is pretty bad, dark and gloomy, I wish i had a big enough garage to start tearing things apart. Untill I get a long sunny day I wont be able to get in there and have light, or space to start looking real good. Some people had suggested the sun roof drains are clogged, but since I cant find them either, looks like i've got a much harder day ahead of me.
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Old 30 Nov 2010, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Rain water everywhere

This is extreme but........................
Remove the roof lining and trims, dust talc around everywhere. Then sit inside the car while someone sprays it with a hose. Wait for the water to come in and job done.
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Old 01 Dec 2010, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Rain water everywhere

just paint the whole car with underseal.....lol
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Old 04 Dec 2011, 01:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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my sunroof leaking too it's dripping through switch and making it open n close itself, is there a seperate fuse for the sunroof to disconnect it till i get the leak fixed it's a 1998 sport ?
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