Causes of interior leaks

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Causes of interior leaks

Postby Yoshi » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:38 pm

I washed the car today and I noticed a leak inside the car on the driver's side. It was near the heater core but definitely coming from the top area. It was so far up that I couldn't tell where it was coming from.

I popped the hood, the weather stripping in that area was fine and I didn't see any drips down to the heater core lines. Maybe a splash but nothing big like what would pool a few quarter-ish sized area on the floor.

Perhaps it's coming from the windshield wiper venty area thingy? So confused.
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Re: Causes of interior leaks

Postby M20_fever » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:43 pm

I doubt its the hood weather stripping, I don't even have one installed on my car and I don't get any leaks. I would poke around in those vent areas, maybe where the core lines go through the fire wall?
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Re: Causes of interior leaks

Postby Ryki » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:02 pm

I would guess the vent areas, that or it's running through the panel that covers the heater core and blower?
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Re: Causes of interior leaks

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:19 pm

Maybe? I don't think it's from the heater core line area simply because it was dry to the touch. Something from the wiper vent area makes the most sense.
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