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DRIVER side water leak, see pics......

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default DRIVER side water leak, see pics......

Well, after I thought i was done with leaks, my driver side starts leaking.......so effin demotivating. But before you guys post read this TSB, look at where it is entering, I don't think it has anything to do with grommets.
Note the shots are above the driver side kick panel for those of you who will not recognize the area.

Any ideas would be welcome, I didn't find much on the drivers side leak on the internet.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Very interesting... Don't think I've seen water come through there before. Is it a lot of just dripping like shown in the picture? If its just leaking around the black piece I would just seal it up!
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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ideally you would want to find out where the water is coming from. My guess would be from the cowl or possibly a leaky window seal.

you could just seal up that spot, but you still have water getting inside to that area. could lead to rust issues down the road.
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I want to possibly figure out where it is entering, but the problem is, there is no way to get inside that cavity to see, even if you pull the fender. Im trying to get to my grommets just for the heck of it, but I am struggling to get the passenger side windshield wiper off to take of the cowl cover.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Very interesting... Don't think I've seen water come through there before. Is it a lot of just dripping like shown in the picture? If its just leaking around the black piece I would just seal it up!
It collects enough to wet the carpet, so unfortunately that is unacceptable haha.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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The cowls under the window would be the first place I would look. Perhaps take a pressure washer to each area it could possibly be and systematically eliminate each possible entry point. Post back with where it is coming from and we might have a better idea.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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Well I got some interesting shots a minute ago, finally got the wiper off.....what a biotch it was, but I am uploading photos atm, give me a few min.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:33 PM   #8
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Ok so pulling the cowl cover off it managed to grab the outermost grommet with it, I decided to take a light and shine it straight into the grommet hole to see if it shines through anywhere near the leak area, and what do you know? It did.

The pictures that are all black were taken while pointing my phone camera towards the area where my leak is coming in, you can see the light shining through. So apparently the driver side grommets lead to the area somewhat different than the passenger side.

Should I get new grommets and seal them, or just seal the old ones?

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I hope you figure out where its coming from because I have the same issue on my driver side.
Took care of the passenger leak, but there is still a puddle every time it rains in my rear driver side floorboard. I know mine leaks along the weatherstripping on the door, but I don't think enough water is coming through to account for the water I'm seeing.
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I hope you figure out where its coming from because I have the same issue on my driver side.
Took care of the passenger leak, but there is still a puddle every time it rains in my rear driver side floorboard. I know mine leaks along the weatherstripping on the door, but I don't think enough water is coming through to account for the water I'm seeing.
Did you replace the grommets on the driver side?
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I threw out all the foam gaskets & glued my gromets in with a clear seam sealer for RV's. Has not leaked for several years now. When it happened I could hear water sloshing back & forth on hard turns. It would end up on both sides of car. I saw water ponded in the grommet holes after I removed cowl covers. I think this problem is greatly compounded by clogged drain holed in the cowl area.
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Water leaks suck, after a while the car starts smelling mildewy, that happened with my '06.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #13
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I threw out all the foam gaskets & glued my gromets in with a clear seam sealer for RV's. Has not leaked for several years now. When it happened I could hear water sloshing back & forth on hard turns. It would end up on both sides of car. I saw water ponded in the grommet holes after I removed cowl covers. I think this problem is greatly compounded by clogged drain holed in the cowl area.
Yeah I'm going to Ford tomorrow to get 5 more and going back to seal all the other ones. I have been doing some water testing and looks like even the new grommets are failing, I'm going to test again to confirm once the water that got inside the car dried up.

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Water leaks suck, after a while the car starts smelling mildewy, that happened with my '06.
Yeah I sorta have that smell, So tax time I am going order new carpet and dynamat the whole floore, ONLY if it stops leaking, but I am getting closer to pinpointing the cause now.......

I have been creating niagra falls over here on top of the grommets and after countless gallons of water (I am going to hate the water bill haha), sure enough the water is getting in, I just want to isolate which one it is, by retesting one by one tomorrow, and then seal them once and for all. I am going to have a silicone valley in the cowl area if I have to.......LOL
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #14
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I hope you figure out where its coming from because I have the same issue on my driver side.
Took care of the passenger leak, but there is still a puddle every time it rains in my rear driver side floorboard. I know mine leaks along the weatherstripping on the door, but I don't think enough water is coming through to account for the water I'm seeing.
I have the same issue with my 89. Even had windshield replaced and driver side fender pulled.......still leaks
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