Water Leak

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Water Leak

Post by Anthonytony » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:11 pm

I have had my neon for a couple weeks now and blackroseracing (my dad) suggested me to join this site for more info on my car. Just have one problem that I don’t know how to fix. I have water leaking on the front passenger floor board what looks like to be from the firewall. Does anyone have any idea what is cause this? We have check the sunroof drain and it seems to be intact. Idk what else it is.

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Re: Water Leak

Post by JeremyJ » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:17 pm

Mine does the same thing and I don't even have a sunroof. I suspect there are drain passages under the cowl that need to be cleared of debris, because that's where it comes in.
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Re: Water Leak

Post by occasional demons » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:26 pm

Kudos to Chris (BRR) for not spoon feeding!

There is also a caulk joint issue that lets water in under the cowl. Apparently some cars didn't get caulked well enough ... But definitely pull the wipers and cowl screen and clean out both sides of debris, if it is full.

Also check the front door gaskets. While not a common issue, it does happen. I had to replace the passenger one on my '01, because water would cross over past the seal on the "A" pillar, and run inside the car. No matter what I tried, it would not stop. After replacing the door gasket, it stayed dry inside.

There was no damage to either the gasket or "A" pillar surface, but for whatever reason, the water would go right between it.

Of course there is the HVAC drain, but unless it was also happening on sunny humid days, that probably isn't your issue.
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Re: Water Leak

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:55 pm

The top of the heater box above the blower motor is wet. I walked him through making sure the sunroof drain tube was clear and not disconnected.
I read last night about the sheet metal area with cracked sealer but I don’t believe it could be that because of the amount of water on his floor.
Last night I ordered a “Flir One” thermal camera and I’ll try to use that to trace the water.
I’m actually thinking the windshield might be leaking
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Re: Water Leak

Post by JeremyJ » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:36 pm

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Re: Water Leak

Post by Anthonytony » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:31 pm

Thank you so much. That’s what my dad is under the assumption that it is a windshield leak.

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Re: Water Leak

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:36 am

I used a Thermal Camera today and he has heat escaping out of the passenger side under the windshield in about a 3"-4" area. I'm going to guess this is where the water is actually coming into the car since heat can escape through there, it's large enough for water to come in :)
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