water behind dash?

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by mike97gt, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. mike97gt

    mike97gt Active Member

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    well everytime after it rains a lot or i wash my car, there seems to be a buildup of water that gets in behind my dash. the parts it comes down are right above the blower motor (behind the glovebox), and when i make a sharp right turn, my right foot ends up gettin soaked.
    so i was wondering if anyone has any ideas where this water would be coming from. is there any seals around that vent thing between the hood and windshield that could be leaking and causing this?
     
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    You have a water leak somewhere. Run water over your car and get inside and just look around to see where it's coming from... Does your AC work? If not, it could be an evaporator.
     
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    a/c works fine. but its hard to tell as to where its coming from exactly because it only leaks when i drive. or at least it only hits the floor when i'm driving.
    any common spots that water could leak through like that?
     
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    Honestly, I worked for Ford as a tech and this is my 4th Mustang and I've never seen a water leak on a hard top SN95 Mustang. I now work for Chrysler and I deal with water leaks all day long. The only other thing I can tell you is to get with a friend and go to the car wash and try that. Usually high pressure water is the easiest way to find a leak.
     
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    I'm dealing with the exact same problem on a '96 GT. I'm thinkin I have to seal the windshield, because I read on some recall site that there was a factory issue with these cars concerning the windshield sealing from the factory. I'll have to look around to see where I read that. I'll try to get back to you soon.
     
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    awesome... thanx man.
    let me know for sure. if i can get that fixed it'd be sweet. i dont want it to start getting my interior real bad.
     
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    Check the A/C condensation drain on the passenger side firewall, they sometimes get plugged up. You may have a leak somewhere, but this will eliminate another possibility.
     
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    hmmm.. maybe i'll check that out.
    it seems to only have happened when summer came and i started using the a/c.
    hopefully its something easy.
     
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    Yeah, it's pretty simple and a common problem when the A/C season comes in. Just take a small piece of a coat hanger and run it up the drainage tube, it's on your firewall on the passenger side about half way down. A tell tale sign that it's plugged is when you have your A/C on and you car isn't leaving a puddle of water underneath there when you're parked.
     
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    Now I remember where I seen that. When you first get on the 4.6 Specific menue of this forum. go down a few headlines to " Free Service Manuals". Firstonraceday posted it. Follow his instructions, and after you get through all your year/make/model info. Click on "Service Bullitins and Recalls", then scroll down to "Glass,Doors,Hoods, and etc.". There it will be. It's a sweet site with alot of stuff, hope it helps.
     
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    well i'm gonna check out the a/c thing first. i dont think its ever left the puddle under the car so that seems more probable.
     
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    well i finally got my car into my mechanic to get the clutch done.. and he called to tell me a few things.
    and one thing was... there was a bolt and newpaper jammed in the condensor drain and about 1.5litres of water came out.
    so that should solve the problem and everything will be all good.

    and my h-pipe will be installed! yay! :banana: haha
     
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    That bolt and newspaper must have been a factory option that I didn't get. I figured that was your problem. O0
     
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    haha.. it must be really rare.. better bring it to barret jackson in january and see how many millions i can get for it! lol
    definately was the problem. i still dont understand why someone would stuff that in there.. must've thought it was "leaking" haha

    more good news... my car has the clutch installed and the h-pipe.. i love the sound of it. but it sucks having to break in the clutch! only 700 more km's!