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Old 03-09-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Water Leak

Hello everyone, I am hoping to tap the huge volume of people on this site for some information. Here's my story. I was getting ready to put the incabin filter in my 2004 WRX. I had my glove box out for access. I lost a screw and in the process of looking for it. I lifted my floor mat to see some water drops under the mat! I work as a tech at an Infiniti dealer,so I new I had an issue. I went to do some investigating and this is what I found. I found under the carpet was wet. The trail went from near the ECU up to the Blower resistor and looks like it is leaking by the Blower fresh air doors. I did check when the incabin filter was removed.I had someone blow water all along the wiper cowl and windshield when I was up under the dash looking for an entry point. It looks like it is cowl in from the intake for fresh air at the wiper cowl. I ended up taking car to the dealers. The car was in warranty when I found the leak. I did spend 200.00 dollars in so-called diag charges to be told that there was "no problem found". I then told the service manager to let me show the tech how to find it. I was told "we dont work that way" I then thought wait, this is what gives dealers a bad name.. The lazy tech disease.. I can tell you even if the jobs sucks to do,we at my dealer just get it done. I am hoping to maybe find some one with the same issue and the fix they might have had done.

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Old 03-09-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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ac drain tube....

clogged or disconnected

and it's draining now inside of the car.

that's where I would start.

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Old 03-09-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
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I did check the ac drain tube.I was told that the heat off the turb could cause the rubber to collapse. I did take it off the blower box and blow some air through. It seems up higher and the water is just running down through the air box and exits where the blower resistor attaches to the air box.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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Default Same here

I'm having the same problem with my 02 wrx sedan. I did some checking today after driving around for a little while with my a/c on. The drain pipe was dripping wet (from condensation.) This is only a small part of my problems though, when it rains hard there is a POOL on my passenger floorboard and my cabin fan is filled with water...i can hear is sloshing around when i turn it on.

If you can figure anything out please let me know!

I'll keep this updated as i try different things.

any idea how the water might be getting in the blower?
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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Is the A/C drain on the passenger side of the car? Please confirm. I'm having a similar issue on an 05 STi.
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