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Old 10-03-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help! Water on DRIVER side footwell!

So I left my car sitting for a few days in the rain and when I came out to drive it I had ~1inch of water in the driver side footwell. I got it all dried out and tarped the car.

Today I changed out both of the cowling pieces since this seems to be the cause of most leaking Foci, but usually on the passenger side. Seemed like it went ok, so I dumped a few gallons of water on the windshield, and still everything was dry.

20 minutes later I jump in the car to take it through a much needed car wash and to test the seal. It's still dry when I start driving. While I'm waiting in line at the car wash I look down and see water all over the floor again!

So I skip the carwash and head home and get it vacuumed out as best I can. I crawled under the dash and cannot see any signs of water on the firewall and all the foam areas I can reach are dry. The heating/cooling area looks dry also. And the passenger side is still dry.

I'm stumped as far as what to look into next. Any ideas would be much appreciated!!!!


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Old 10-03-2010, 11:03 PM   #2
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This may or may not be your problem but my last car leaked and it was comming in threw the window. The outside window seal was rotten and the way the window was slanted caused the water to hit the window and run down into the door then into the car. I can see rust now on the door after years of leaking down the window.

Check that and check that little gutter on the roof i think its designed to channel water from the roof down the front or back rather then run over the edge and down the window.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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make sure it isnt brake fluid coming from ur clutch master cylinder as that likes to fail on these cars
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Sometimes, water leaking through the scuttle panel below the windscreen drops down into the fresh air intake. It then accumulates in the base of the heater housing and runs out when you move or are parked in a certain direction. Check the pollen filter if you have one, and see if it's wet. This will give you a clue.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'll check into these ideas!
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Here is the full TSB 02-25-1:
WATER LEAK AT FRONT PASSENGER FLOOR AREA-SERVICE TIPS
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...52&postcount=7
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:29 AM   #7
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Turns out it was a plugged sunroof drain that was causing the water to come in and soak the floor. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and ideas!
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