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Old 09-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hey all. Just bought an 02 ZX5 and have had to do the standard rear drum, rf cv shaft(bearing noise) and engine mount repair(right fender-still have a shudder gonna do the trans tomorrow). Anyways-now that all the noise is gone I keep hearing a water slosh in the left rear quarter panel area upon accel or decel. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks in advance!!


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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Sounds like a drain hole would be plugged. I don't know what the 5 door looks like behind the panels though.
I do know on the 3 door there is a drain hole at the bottom of the rocker. If plugged it can hold water, and eventually rust form the inside out. Same goes for the doors.

You might have to remove an interior panel and or body cladding to gain access to clean them.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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^this look towards the bottom of the door there should be a rubber boot to pull off, then stick a flathead in there or something in case theres any objects/spiderwebs blocking it
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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Great advice guys. Cleaned out the drain in the door and while I was down there noticed water droppin out the rocker seam at the fender well. Will have to tackle that project tomorrow but thanks to you guys I found my problem! :)
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No problem, water leaks suck!
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Long as I'm thinking of it,
When you wash the car, take a rag and wipe behind the bottom door seals on the doors. For some reason dirt/salt loves to collect there and just washing the car won't remove it. And if left too long will start to rust the door seams.
You'll see what I mean by how black the rag will get from just 1 door.
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