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 Post subject: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:58 pm 
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ive got a drips of water coming out from under the drivers side dash, its dripping from a metal bracket/plate above the brake pedal mount and dripping over a little orange electrical box...... ive pulled the plastic grill of from under the front windscreen and cleaned it out. it was pretty clean, and its still leaking.... anyone know what it might be?... heatercore? windscreen seal?

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Sometimes I get condensation that drips on my right foot from the aircon, it blows across the footwell and condenscees...could that be it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Is the water warm ? Does it smell like coolant ? Most likely the heater core is leaking

 

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:07 pm 
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blue_oval_power wrote:
ive got a drips of water coming out from under the drivers side dash, its dripping from a metal bracket/plate above the brake pedal mount and dripping over a little orange electrical box...... ive pulled the plastic grill of from under the front windscreen and cleaned it out. it was pretty clean, and its still leaking.... anyone know what it might be?... heatercore? windscreen seal?

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what car model?

 

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:20 am 
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sorry guys. its a anII xr8 ute.... i dont think its the air con. i didnt think it wad the heater core because its on the otherside...
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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 3:33 pm 
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Get a hose and run it down the windscreen for 20 minutes then move it to run up towards the windscreen...just keep moving it around to see if you can pin point the leak. Does the rubbr look crappy in anyway?

Has it been in a smash or anything? is the braket hot or cold or just normal? does it only leak at certian times like when you are driving or only sitting still

 

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:00 pm 
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its not the windscreen seal. ive pulled the plastic cowl cover off and stuck a hose in. the water starts to drain and then starts slowly dripping inside. its not a hose or ac problem. maybe a spot weld or something has broken or a seem seal or something... ive only had the car for two months. the guy i got it off claims it hasnt been in an accident but who knows.
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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:54 pm 
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So get the hose and a torch and get your head under the dash while the hose is running.

 

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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:57 am 
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yeh did that. i cant see past the metal bracket on the steering column. its dripping over that. i just wanted to see if anyone else has has this problem. its at the panel beaters now
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Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 2:53 pm 
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uniacidz wrote:

salt water is used to make steel,why-its free

 

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Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:02 am 
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yeh au series 2. nah dont think its rust. i cant see enough in the hole with the wiper motor and stuff out to not see rust but cant see if its a hairline crack or seem split. if it cant be fixed ill just fill the hole thing with no more gaps. solved.
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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:52 pm 
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thanks guys. all fixed!

spot weld split and was leaking inside. s**t spot to get into to weld aswell
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 Post subject: Re: water leaking under dash
Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:43 pm 
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I had the same problem in my AU3 XR8. After some searching I followed the 'fix' and haven't had a problem since. Here's a link to Fordforums.com and pics of how to fix the problem. LINK - http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread ... ing+waterl
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