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Old 10-20-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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It rained alot the last few days. I get in my car today to move it and looky at the lovely surprise I got.


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Im not even sure how the razor blade got in there. Yes that is mold (f-in fast that stuff is!). NONE of that rust was there a month ago. What the HECK gould be leaking!? i cant find any water trails so i guess it has to be coming down on top of the carpet somewhere?

The e-brake cable hole was FULL to the TOP with water... but there was a little hole in the bottom that i was able to poke at and get to drain.


I have so little energy to go and actually TACKLE this its not even funny. But i cant let my car rust/mold away. Anyone know of a way to get mold out or order a new carpet? I am supposed to head up to columbus tomorrow night too.
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I havethe same issue. You are also missing the carpet padding from under the carpet.

Next time it'* raining, check where the throttle cable comes into the car above the gas pedal. that'* where my leak is that I still have not found. It'* not as bad as you describe in mine, but it still fills the parking cable hole.
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I havethe same issue. You are also missing the carpet padding from under the carpet.

Next time it'* raining, check where the throttle cable comes into the car above the gas pedal. that'* where my leak is that I still have not found. It'* not as bad as you describe in mine, but it still fills the parking cable hole.
I beleive that my car never had the padding... it wasa rental car from the factory so it had a lot of 'deletes'.

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The more likely answer is that this has happened before and had the padding ripped out before i owned it (although it was only one owner with 39,000 miles on it)

And the other thought is my recent upgrade to high-performance all season tires... they are throwing alot more water around than my old ones used to.
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We need to find you my water leak thread...

Were the leaks righ there on the drivers side alone? and check the back behind the drivers seat as well... You may end up doing a lot of dissassembly and drying, as well as sealing... Looks like you are having the same issue I had... Took me months to find it

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The BIG leak seemed to be from up under the driver side dash.. there were no 'water trails' to speak of so it must have landed on top of the carpet somewhere.

I do have a little problem on the rear passenger side though but its real minor and rarely gets wet enough to feel. I think thats from teh rear window seal.
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The BIG leak seemed to be from up under the driver side dash.. there were no 'water trails' to speak of so it must have landed on top of the carpet somewhere.

I do have a little problem on the rear passenger side though but its real minor and rarely gets wet enough to feel. I think thats from teh rear window seal.
Let me see if I can find my thread... And Vid...

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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=asc&start=100

Found my thread... Go to Page 6, scroll down to my Nov 10th update.... Read and look at the pics... I believe that this is your problem judging by the parking brake well..

My videos have been removed due to inactivity

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Whoaboy... THATs alot of work... Thanks for the link!

I think i'll tackle that after i get back from columbus this weekend.

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Whoaboy... THATs alot of work... Thanks for the link!

I think i'll tackle that after i get back from columbus this weekend.

*bookmarked*
I think your leak will be under the hood hinge... But I think the Fender may have to come off for you to get to the bolts iirc..

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Check and do the door seal fix first that Vital49 posted a while back before going hog wild. Just repositioned my drivers door seal and had a 2" gap left when I got to the bottom. Just inserted a donor piece from the yard.
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