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Old 08-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I've got a wet driver's side floor after a rain.

I just bought a 1997 Legacy GT sedan and so far I'm having fun with it. The previous owner didn't drive it much and unfortunately liked to park it under a tree. When I got my hands on the car the first thing I did was go through and clean all the leaves and debris from the places I could see. I removed the windshield cowl and cleaned the drains by the hood hinges, but I seem to still have a plugged drain somewhere letting water seep in. I'm thinking it's a drain down low, but I don't know where to go in and clean out since I've done all that I can see with just removing the cowl.

Where is the fresh air intake drain and how do I get to it ? How do I get behind the fenders around the wheels to clean any debris from there ? Any other places I should inspect for clear drainage ?

Where might I find the A/C condensor drain ?

I wish I had a body diagram for this thing. Does anyone know where I might find one without paying for it ?
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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is the water on the front pass side mostly?

if so, you've got AC issues and will need to get that fixed quick before it becomes an even bigger mess.....

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Old 08-26-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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This is only on the driver's side, and it is mostly towards the front edge of the front door. It's for this reason that I'm focusing on the body drainage.
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Old 08-26-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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HUH. okay now that's odd.

check your weather seals and stripping.

check the door to ensure it's draining properly
(there are holes in the bottom of the door for drainage of rainwater.)

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Old 08-26-2005, 05:37 PM   #5
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If the water were closer to the pedal box I'd suggest looking for a missing/damaged firewall plug. I might do that, anyways.
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Old 08-26-2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Subie Gal
check your weather seals and stripping.

check the door to ensure it's draining properly
(there are holes in the bottom of the door for drainage of rainwater.)

Jamie


bingo....had this on my eclipse. where the window meets the roof.
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Old 09-06-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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I had the luxury of watching this leak in action. It started to pour rain as I pulled in the driveway so I hung around to see where the water was coming in. I found that there is a pretty consistent stream coming from the lowest left corner of the dash, streaming down the front edge of the door jam and into the seam of the carpet and the plastic door threshhold.

I can't figure out for the life of me how water is getting behind the dash. I checked all of the seals on the driver's door and everything "seems" fine. I'm trying to figure how water may be getting into the driver's side windshield column and draining down into the corner of the dash.

I'm going to do some hose tests tonight to see if water to any particular area can reproduce the leak.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:48 PM   #8
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GOT IT ! Sunroof drain hose was detached.

I did some work pouring water in different areas around the driver's door and windshield. I worked from the bottom up starting with the cowl drain, then the door around the rear view mirror, then up to the top of the window column. This all produced no water in the cabin. Then I opened the sunroof and poured a little water on the sill inside the opened sunroof. Every drop that I poured in ended up dripping out the bottom corner of the dash into the carpet.

I removed the visor and the plastic trim along the top of the door. Under the corner of the headliner I found the hose that is supposed to drain the sunroof completely detached.

Now the only question is how this hose became detached.

Dry dreams to follow.
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