10-23-2003, 06:45 PM
I have a 01 zx3 and everytime i wash my car go through a car wash or it rains water leaks on the passenger side of my car like its coming through where the air conditioning box thing under the cowl of the car. anybody had this problem or know how to fix it?thanks
Sorry man, bad news!! You have changed the filter for the passengers cabin, the interior filter, dont you? The black plastick part that it is in the end of the front windshield(on the left as looking from front), when you take it out to put a new cabin filter, the glue is bad and dont stick again. Also there is a possibility the filter is set wrong in the hole. All these makes a little openning on the top of this plastict onto the front windshield. When it rains the water gets in the cabin from the heater box, bellow the interior filter.
First you take a new plastick piece, then you put some specific and extra tight glue on that, so you can put it on again. The most important is to put in the wrihgt way the interior filter into his own box!
10-23-2003, 07:43 PM
I think there is a recall out on that for the '01.
10-23-2003, 08:27 PM
how could i check in on the recall? i bought the car about a month ago and it doesnt have the stock windshield in it it has been changed.
10-23-2003, 08:57 PM
Sorry, didn't see this listed as a recall on the Ford Focus Recall list (http://www.autosafety.org/article.php?scid=&did=309) ........[:(]
10-23-2003, 08:58 PM
10-23-2003, 09:05 PM
will they fix it even though the stock windshield aint in it?
10-23-2003, 10:36 PM
Yeah, if it is a recall they have to fix it for free. Just bring it to any Ford dealer, they will run the VIN and see what recalls have and haven't been done.
10-23-2003, 11:23 PM
sorry to say but it isn't a recall... just a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) meaning if the ford tech looks up your concern on the ford computer it will point out this concern and how to fix it. Ford will do the repair no charge only if there is still factory warranty on the vehicle. If not they will have to charge you what ford gets paid from the warranty claim.
10-23-2003, 11:37 PM
i got about 2000 miles left on my warranty so i should be good.
10-24-2003, 12:00 AM
a simple cleaning of the drain would solve the problem...should take ford a whole 5 minutes to fix the problem
10-24-2003, 05:47 PM
Sorry about that, I meant to say TSB, but I guess my mind wandered.
10-24-2003, 05:52 PM
i called the ford place and they looked up my vin and there was 2 recalls out for my car there going to fix those and also see about the leaking.can't put it in this week goin in the shop to get my body kit put on.[:)]
10-24-2003, 07:53 PM
Good luck. [thumb] Be sure to post pics after you get the body kit on.