SOAKED interior - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


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.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-27-2006, 10:04 PM   #21
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

I ripped her apart to the next level! The headliner is out....

Found the passenger side rear hose completely disconnected.

Driver'* rear was plugged.

Driver'* side front was a disaster.... The drain hose ('scuse me....WIRE LOOM ) was rotted. It was cracked at the bend as the hose goes around the dash. When I put compressed air to it, water was flying all over. I cut the hose, and blew compressed air in the remaining portion of hose. Still was getting resistance. So, I removed the body cladding right behind the front wheel. Found it full of leaves. Tried again, still resistance. I then removed the fender well protector. When I opened that up, I literally got 4" of dirt, leaves, and debris out. Blew on it again, wide open! So, I went to the hardware store and bought a hose barb to mend the two pieces of WIRE LOOM back together. It'* as good as new now.

Passenger front drain hose - wide open, no restrictions.

It'* no wonder where all the water was coming from.

I still can't get over the fact that GM used WIRE LOOM for the front drain lines. Just stupid.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006, 11:19 PM   #22
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 95
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
atauri_92 is on a distinguished road
Default

hey, this sounds so familiar... probably bc i am having the same problem anyways the silicone that i am using to remedy the situation is not working out very well... where can i get NEW ( Model specific) weather stripping to re-do the doors?
atauri_92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2006, 11:26 PM   #23
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

I wish I could blame my water problems on a sunroof, seems so much easier than trying to find other places the water could be comming from.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 12:22 AM   #24
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada, Ontario
Posts: 1,090
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tripscarcare95 is on a distinguished road
Default

I had the issue with the loom from my sunroof, ended up running rubber fuel line of all the sunroof drains, something to look into
tripscarcare95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 09:31 AM   #25
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by atauri_92
hey, this sounds so familiar... probably bc i am having the same problem anyways the silicone that i am using to remedy the situation is not working out very well... where can i get NEW ( Model specific) weather stripping to re-do the doors?
Don't buy an entire new weather stripping. Instead, get a chunk of weather stripping from a junkyard.

Remove the old weather stripping and clean all the surfaces.

Dry fit the weather stripping back in the door opening. Tuck it tight in all the corners. Leave the gap at the bottom. Install a piece of weather stripping from the junkyard strip to take up that gap.

Glue it all in place with 3M adhesive.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 03:18 PM   #26
Senior Administrator








Certified Car Nut
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Horseheads, NY
Posts: 15,649
Thanked 1,001 Times in 777 Posts
Mike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond reputeMike has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Mark..please get some good close ups of the grounding buss. We GH'* need them for the photobucket.

Thanks
Here are some from a different issue I had...
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...719&highlight=




Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 04:26 PM   #27
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

Wow. Mine still looks like new. And, each buss only has three wires going into it. That surprises me that you have so many given you have an SE and I have the SSEi.
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 05:41 PM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,993
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
JimmyFloyd is on a distinguished road
Default

As for the sunroof drains, mine were disconnected in the driver'* rear as well. And I always recommend that anyone with a sunroof remove the inner plastic piece from the fender and clean it out. It is a design flaw that traps dirt and stuff there and could pre-maturely lead to rust in that area. Found an SSE in the Junkyard that looked real nice outside then when trying to remove the fender I found 5-6 inches of dirt and no corner on the unibody. I think this one has previous issue of contact to the area (accident that wasn't repaired properly) which contributed to it going so fast, but would be a good bit of preventative mauntenance for those who have it currently.

How did you get the headliner out? I know it fits out the rear door, but you mess up the edges if you don't have 4-5 people and are not careful. Removing the front door and seats is the service manual recommended way.
JimmyFloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 07:23 PM   #29
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

After doing the headliner in my 95... If I ever have to do it again the door just may come off... It was a PITA...

Vital, did you bend the headliner in a bunch of new directions while trying to remove it?

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2006, 10:30 PM   #30
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vital49 is on a distinguished road
Default

As mentioned, the drain hoses were a disaster. I have that cleared up now.

Tonight I installed the weather stripping, and added the weather stripping pieces to take up the gaps. I used the Permatex Weather Stripping Adhesive. That stuff is SOOOOO goooey! It should hold very well.

As for the headliner... I removed it by myself, out of the passenger rear door. It'* not as tight of a fit as one might think. In my best estimates, it'* about 1.5" too wide to get out the door. Since the edges of mine were already water damaged and flimsy, I didn't do any more damage to it by taking it out by myself, out the rear passenger door. If it were a brand new car, I would definitely remove the door to preserve the headliner as best as possible.

Keep in mind, my interior is GUTTED. I'm sure that was a huge difference when removing the headliner.

Don, is it easy to get to the driver'* door hinges to plug the areas that are known for leakage?
vital49 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No electric to any door except driver, floor soaked in water GunsOfNavarone 2000-2005 6 03-04-2012 03:37 PM
Floor in rear on driver's side soaked. Strangelove 1992-1999 11 10-19-2006 11:55 AM
PCV valve soaked??? I think I know the answer..UIM.but help! wad2k6 1992-1999 12 08-25-2006 12:13 PM
Interior Pics ('92 Grey/Black Interior or Red Interior) Berlinetta92 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 10 09-07-2004 11:47 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.