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@  KennyL : (18 September 2014 - 06:37 AM) I thought it was a collapsed lifter/cam adjuster causing the pecking noise at first, but that's a lot louder under the car...not a good sign for the engine in the video. Can you tell exactly where yours is coming from?
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#1 FUJIM0

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:18 PM

The drivers floor board gets wet when it's raining... It's not the sunroof and it's not the drivers window. How much stuff under the dash could leak? Anyone else had this problem? I'm sick of the musty smell in my car, any advise would be greatly appreciated.. ;)

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

it's probably leaking from the outside.....

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

could be from around the windshield area......around the base..on my old mopars I would get some clear silicone and go around where the chrome part met the body..sure helped alot

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:37 PM

it's probably leaking from the outside.....



Yea? Ya Think? ;)

could be from around the windshield area......around the base..on my old mopars I would get some clear silicone and go around where the chrome part met the body..sure helped alot




Thanks bud, I check that out, Hopefully it's that simple...

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:41 PM

;) i was kidding

but yeah, my woman's car was leaking and it was the seal around the windshield

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:38 PM

Mine was the door weather stripping.

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 04:42 PM

Mine was the door weather stripping.

x2.. had that

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 09:22 PM

check door when closed to see if you can move it inwards (more closed). If you tighten it up a bit by moving the striker on the door post you can tighten up the weatherstripping a bit if you see no rips in the weatherstripping as suggested in earlier posts.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:35 PM

The drivers floor board gets wet when it's raining... It's not the sunroof and it's not the drivers window. How much stuff under the dash could leak? Anyone else had this problem? I'm sick of the musty smell in my car, any advise would be greatly appreciated.. :lol:



Hey Fujimo, I am having the same problem with my 2001 Stratus ES. Have you figured it out what was wrong with your car? Please let me know. Where is the water coming from?

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:56 PM

Could be from the A/C. The drain may be clogged. Usually that leak appears on the passenger side, but it could appear elsewhere.

(Remember, your A/C runs when you set the HVAC to defrost, too.)

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 07:03 PM

The drivers floor board gets wet when it's raining... It's not the sunroof and it's not the drivers window. How much stuff under the dash could leak? Anyone else had this problem? I'm sick of the musty smell in my car, any advise would be greatly appreciated.. :lol:

i had the same problem its from your door seal you have to get a new one or make shure thers not something there obstructing the seal from connecting with the door

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:21 AM

Could be from the A/C. The drain may be clogged. Usually that leak appears on the passenger side, but it could appear elsewhere.

(Remember, your A/C runs when you set the HVAC to defrost, too.)



Where is the A/C drain located at? Thanks.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:29 AM

Apollo- keep in mind he has a coupe and you have a sedan, and they're 2 entirely different cars. while you may have the same problem, you might also not

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

Apollo- keep in mind he has a coupe and you have a sedan, and they're 2 entirely different cars. while you may have the same problem, you might also not


It is so aggravating to have this kind of problem. I can not afford to take my car to the dealership and live it there until they figure it out what is wrong with it. How am i going to get to work? I am just venting out. It is supposed to rain again tonight, all night.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:21 PM

It may require you being in the car during a rain storm to see just where the water is coming in from.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:14 PM

It may require you being in the car during a rain storm to see just where the water is coming in from.



I am not sure if I have my problem fixed or not. (wet floor board) I took the fender well cover out on the driver side because that's where I am having problem with. I found a lot of dirt build up in there and I think it is clogging up the drain holes, if there is any in that location. I think, I am not sure. It rained the night I did that work and it seems like the wetness inside my car did not get worst, but once again I am not really sure yet.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:23 AM

I think I found the problem, it was an "If it was a snake" thing. Posted Image

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 06:27 AM

The idiot that had the car before me pulled the boot for the doors harness loose and ran wires through it, water was running down the wires into the floorboard. Just glad nothing shorted out.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:36 PM

The idiot that had the car before me pulled the boot for the doors harness loose and ran wires through it, water was running down the wires into the floorboard. Just glad nothing shorted out.



I am glad you got it figured it out. I think I got my car issue fixed too. I am just waiting for that hard rain to come to see if I got it fix or not. Just like I said before, I had to take my fender well out and see what kind of mess I had in there. What I found was compacted dirt, it was so compacted that water could not drain out of it. Thanks for the reply.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:40 PM

does no one own a hose that they can spray on the car? Posted Image