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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 01-07-2008, 04:13 PM   #11
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There are lots of places the leak could be coming from. Almost all, probably all of them are discussed in Jr'3800 super duper water leak thread (almost 7500 views!) I'll go search water leak keyword and Jr's3800 author and see what I find.....

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ght=water+leak

If you take the time to read through that thread, you will almost surely find the cause of your leak.
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Check if there are any cracks in the plastic rain drainage trim, located at the roofs edge. Water gets thru those cracks and runs inside the inner channel of the door moldings.
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And from there, wicks down to the carpet padding at the forward end or trailing end of the sill.
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Check if there are any cracks in the plastic rain drainage trim, located at the roofs edge. Water gets thru those cracks and runs inside the inner channel of the door moldings.
There are no cracks there either..
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it is probably your door seals. they shrink and cause gaps and what not.

remove the seal completely, and then reinstall it starting from the top, with the seam at the bottom. I bet you will have a couple inch gap. you can either fill it with silicon, or just get new seals
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I actually had to go back and find a better set of Door seals... Funny part is that they came from a 1995 SSE and were Graphite color..

Inside the seal is Metal and it is plyable.... At the point where the seal attaches to the car you may have to close the gap in the seal all the way around.... In other words you may need to ben the metal back to its original shape to acquire a proper tight seal...

Its also possible to have a leak from under the hood hinge at a body seam... Also possible for it to be the HVAC inlet or a Sunroof Drain... All of these can cause water leak headaches..

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My car was also leaking at the seams on the floor board/firwall/inner fender junction. Pull up the carpet and see if the pinkish hard putty has cracks. If so, get some water proof marine epoxy and brush a fairly thick coating down.
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