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Old 01-05-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Well on top of this without the alternator being bad because It seems to be just fine to me. I now have a soaked floor behind the drivers seat. This car is ofically a pile of junk that I do not want to deal with anymore. I have arranged a deal with a co-worker of mine that knows this other guy that does alot of motor swaps to get my Cougar back on the road and in perfect running condition in trade for this car and the DOHC 32v Lincoln MarkVIII motor I put in the Cougar that I could never get running. That car has a aluminum driveshaft, 3.73 TL rearend, a custom XCAL 2 tune by Blue Oval Chips, and a Mercury Maraduer torque converter. So maybe I will have my baby back since it is clear I purchased a lemon that was not taken care of at all.
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This doesn't seem like a mechanical post that we can assist you on.

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Hold that PA Ultra for a few months, I'll take it off your hands.
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Well, I yanked the carpet up to the front section of the car as it was only wet in the rear floor. The sound deadening material was shot. Apparently this has been happening for quite some time now and it took a downpour to get the carpet wet enough. The molding, trim or whatever it is that causes the leaks around the doors is leaking. I cant tell if its the rubber sealing or the plastic molding that has the chrome trim embedded in it that is letting water in. Anyway the carpet will be fine after it dries out and there is no rust at all so thats a plus. Does anyone know where I can get what it needs to stop the leaking?
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does anyone know where I can get the stuff to make this thing stop leaking and what it is that is probally causing the leak?
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If you think its coming in around the doors check to see if the seal is seated in place properly. sometimes they shrink and cause gaps that allow water to get in. you can slide them back into place but this will cause a gap where the seam is. you'll have to find another seal "splice" in there. OR you can just replace it with a new one and be done with it. Are you sure that you leak is coming from there though? I have a wet floor behind the drivers seat as well and it isn't anything to do with door seals. i fixed them up real well and i still get a wet floor now and then.
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search on door seals, but if you're getting rid of it - why bother fixing it?
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I am positive thats where its leaking from. You can trace water trails down both of the sail panels on the inside and once I had a chance to pull the seats out I even found a small forms of plant life starting to grow on the carpet covered part of the sail panels The guy that I'm giving it to is a good buddy of mine and I really hate to be handing problems over to him. He knows about all the other junk and really doesnt seem to be worried about it.
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Got this from a post I responded to some time ago...

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Want to know the easiest way to check for leaks? Go to a carwash (you wash it, not the automatic wash), turn your a/c on full blast and get out of the car. Make sure everything is closed up (obviously) and soap the car down REALLY GOOD (Might do well to get some car wash soap beforehand for lots-o-suds). Concentrate on all the window, door, and trunk seals. Now then, look for air bubbles forming...bigger bubbles mean bigger leaks

This trick was taught to me by a body shop i used to work at, and its the quickest way I think to find your leaks.
If you can deal with a little more water going into the car, this method will find your leaks, and you can do this one by yourself
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