haave a Severe Leak on Driver Side

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  1. Vettn71

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    While removing the carpet in my 96 GT I found the carpet on the driver side was soaking wet. The passenger side is dry, so it's not a leak from the heater or condensate. The engine and trans are out for repair, so I really can't move it, but I found what looks like an opening. Anyone have any idea if a rubber plug is supposed to go here or if it's just an unused opening?

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    Jim
     
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    Are you talking about the gap under the plastic by the cowl?
     
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    Yes, as shown within the circle

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    Stand fast, ill walk out in the shop and look at mine. Ill be right back.
     
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    That's normal. That being said, that is the area for the wiper motor and whatnot. If water is in there is should drain under the body, not into the cabin.
     
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    I knew that would be too easy. Guess I'll have to wait to move the car and hit it with a garden hose. Thanks for the assist

    Jim
     
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    Check the grommet where the hood release cable comes through the firewall. When I bought my 02 gt I had this problem and found that the grommet was hanging lol. I hope your carpet isnt bad like mine.
     
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    I'll be sure to check all the grommets. Isnt there a drain over there, also? I need to poke around more this weekend. Thanks for the suggestions, y'all

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    Did you find anything? And if youre talking about the ac drain then no I think thats on the passenger side by the tranny.
     
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    The weather warmed up some and I ran a garden hose over the cowl, but did not see a leak. Not sure what the deal is. Thanks for the responses, though

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    Spray some water in the engine bay at the firewall and check again. I'm almost certain it's a grommet on the firewall. Mine leaked and would pool right in font of the drivers seat. Everywhere else looked to be dry but the carpet backing was waterlogged and ruined. I ripped it off, dried the floor and covered the floor with a piece of speaker box carpet folded over a few times since you can't replace just the underlaying material by itself.