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Old 05-28-2010, 10:14 PM   #471
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Default Solution to wet carpeting and musty smell in 05+ mustangs

I had the same problem like a year back. I went to the dealer and they said that the problem was from the seal around the windshield and they wanted to charge me like 900.00 to reseal it. I went home and was so pissed i started taking the cowling off at the bottom of the windshield. I started with the passenger side cowling and I had noticed that my cabin air filter was soaked. I then started to feal around inside the well between the firewall and the windshield and low and behold there was a single gromet put there to let rain water out. it was full of dirt and caked leaves. the water had no where else to go but to over flow in to the cabin vents through the cabin air filter. I cleaned it out and have had no wet floor boards since. You can access the gromet from inside the engine bay. it is like on the back right side of the battery. I would strongly recomend checking it out.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:36 AM   #472
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I've had ongoing leak issues on my passenger side for a long time. My SBJ used to get wet when it rained hard and then random lights would remain on. I followed the TSB and sealed all the areas recommended I even bought and installed the hot glue cowl grommets. Then I'd remove the SJB, disassemble it, dry it and re install it. Everything seemed fine until the SJB got wet again, I found the new hot glue cowl grommets had not sealed, I removed them and used Automotive Goop to seal them.
It's been months now since I've sealed the cowl grommets but I'm still getting water under the carpet, the SJB is not getting wet though. So I pulled back the carpet and did some more investigating. I found water entering a seem below the SJB but there is no way to get to the back side of this seem because it's inside the frame. So now I'm stumped as to what to do to stop the water from getting in. I made a little video of the water entering. I removed the SJB to make sure the water wasn't coming in above or behind it.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #473
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I've had ongoing leak issues on my passenger side for a long time. My SBJ used to get wet when it rained hard and then random lights would remain on. I followed the TSB and sealed all the areas recommended I even bought and installed the hot glue cowl grommets. Then I'd remove the SJB, disassemble it, dry it and re install it. Everything seemed fine until the SJB got wet again, I found the new hot glue cowl grommets had not sealed, I removed them and used Automotive Goop to seal them.
It's been months now since I've sealed the cowl grommets but I'm still getting water under the carpet, the SJB is not getting wet though. So I pulled back the carpet and did some more investigating. I found water entering a seem below the SJB but there is no way to get to the back side of this seem because it's inside the frame. So now I'm stumped as to what to do to stop the water from getting in. I made a little video of the water entering. I removed the SJB to make sure the water wasn't coming in above or behind it.
http://s826.photobucket.com/albums/z...0522010003.flv
Wow and your car was just sitting there with water coming in! Looks like there should be a way to weld that seam....no? BTW, I'm in Chesp. too.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:47 PM   #474
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Well, I had taken my 06 Mustang GT in on two differant occasoins in 2008 for water leaks on the passenger side. Now it's leaking again and out of warranty!
I found this on another sight that I thought some others might be interested in. I'm in for any class action lawsuit as this is my only recourse at this point!

http://www.editpacific.com/leaking_mustangs.html
Whatever became of this? Did you get enough signatures? Are you now fighting it in court?
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:56 PM   #475
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Well, I had taken my 06 Mustang GT in on two differant occasoins in 2008 for water leaks on the passenger side. Now it's leaking again and out of warranty!
I found this on another sight that I thought some others might be interested in. I'm in for any class action lawsuit as this is my only recourse at this point!

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Whatever became of this? Did you get enough signatures? Are you now fighting it in court?
I'm curious too since mine started leaking now.
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Old 06-19-2010, 02:54 AM   #476
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I've had this issue "fixed" by the dealer, but the water leak is back!
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:15 AM   #477
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How long ago was it fixed? If it was recently, maybe they did a poor job. I have heard some people say that Ford uses the same parts with no upgrades to the material, so the problem will eventually return for all of us.

I dont know how true that is though. I hope it is BS.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:46 PM   #478
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After I pulled out the rubber grommets (one on either side behind the firewall) in the engine compartment, I never had another leak. They just continually clogged up with leaves and the overflow leaked behind the glove box, especially when you turned corners.

Sadly, my car was totaled in April. My son had borrowed it for work and on the way home on the freeway he hit oil after a light rain, it hydroplaned. He was able to steer it away from traffic and as it hit wet grass it picked up speed and started spinning hitting a guard rail on all sides.

You should all feel good that at that speed and out of control, the car protected him beautifully. He walked away from the accident.

Enjoy your Mustangs, I miss mine! (2005 V8) with 40,000 miles. The insurance company paid me $18,000.00 for it. I don't have the heart to buy another one.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:13 AM   #479
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Default wet carpet A/C control panel lights stay on

I have been reading this thread as my '08 GT kept its A/C control panel lights on for 2 hours after a hard rain. I went back to the garage to find soaked passenger side carpet. After an hour with a shop vac and two days with a 20" box fan blowing on it I got it dried out and started investigating. I had replaced the cabin filter a couple of weeks ago and the cowl had popped back up alittle allowing extra water in the plenum. I also found that about half of the hot glue cowl gromments where no longer glued in place and will move slighty. next I found water still standing in the cowl and leaves floating. I pulled the rubber drains out from the engine side as they are easily acessible below battery edge and behind drivers side cam cover. they were full of leaves and draing poorly. To reinstall just push back thru the holes and pull back out into posistion. This should be part of regular maintaince to check these rubbers at every oil change. Since I found a problem I did not check any other points in the TSB. Hope to hope that was it because its rainy here in Florida.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #480
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I had the car at the dealer four different times. They called in some water repair specialist to come and fix it. (They had to get ford's permission to call them) It lasted half a year. But now its back.
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