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#5 of 24 2000 Mercury Sable Cabin Filter replacement
May 30, 2007 (4:03 pm)
I could use some help on how and where is the filter for this car?
#6 of 24 Re: 2000 Mercury Sable Cabin Filter replacement [emilyp]
by pf_flyer HOST
May 31, 2007 (6:28 am)
You're in the wrong place to ask this. Head on over to the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable Group and post in the appropriate discussion there.
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#8 of 24 AC and heater blower fan
Nov 13, 2007 (10:36 am)
is only working on position 4 and make a lot of noise. What's the deal? 1999 Golf GLS
#10 of 24 Water Leak/Funky Smell.... finally sorted
Mar 15, 2006 (1:52 pm)
Water Leak/Funky Smell.... finally sorted
Most likely why previous owner sold this car,and unknown to me for sometime,but I finally found and did the fix!
1998 VW Golf 4 door. Rear passenger side floor always wet,either from rain,melting snow or a car wash. Stagnant water then begins to smell horribly!
All the research lead to checking for "blocked drain holes",whether in the "rubber door gasket/gutter system" to "sunroof drain holes being clogged".
All clear doing their job of routing water through channels outside of vehicle. But still this leak and nasty smell exist.
Dealer's no help,all three couldn't find and solve problem. Their only remedy was a simple vaccum and "stink spray" to mask odor.
Well,I have a little extra time and no need for this vehicle as kids are busy in school so time to take matters into my own hands.
Here's the deal. Upon removal of the inner door panel,there is a clear vinyl plastic layer glued to the door panel acting as a weather guard/seal.
Found at the bottom left corner of this "inner door seal" is a "wrinkel/bubble" where it should have been sealed "flush" to the door. So any time water dripped down the glass into the innerdoor area,it pooled up against this "seal" then found its way through gravity towards this "wrinkel/bubble" in the seal only to drain inside the car instead of through the door drains.
Clearly this was a "defect during assembly". If previous owner pushed the issue with the Dealer,this would have been fixed under warranty. Of course I buy the vehicle and the warranty was over so I get stuck with the repair. So the mystery "water leak/smell" is finally solved!
But it gets better!!! This supposedly "vinyl/plastic sheet seal" is not available for someone or the Dealer to make this repair. VW does not list this as a part. Go figure...
I used plastic sheeting "visqueen"(sp) and 3M double sided sticky tape to make my repair. A whole new "weather guard/seal" installed properly...no wrinkles,bubbles etc. Completely smooth and flush.
Just be careful when removing the old "failed door seal",as this has to be copied/sized for the new weather seal. Also when copied and reapplied, you have to have all the correctly added "seal protection areas" over any of the holes in the seal for the window crank,speaker wires etc to protrude through.
The plastic door clips that hold the inner door panel to the door wiil be damaged upon removal. New "plastic" clips will be needed. and don't be surprised if the parts guy messes up the order for these clips at least 3 times! I even brought the old clips with to show him and he still got it wrong. Took me 1 week and the third Dealer Parts Guy to get the proper clips! Sorry I didn't take pictures,but once the door panel is off,you'll see the problem area,and how easy a fix it is! Goodluck.
#12 of 24 Removing a interior door panel
Mar 22, 2007 (12:42 pm)
does anyone know how to remove an interior door panel on an older vw? I have a 1995 Golf and I am able to get the screws out but I have manual windows and I don't know how to take that handle off that rolls down my window.
#13 of 24 Re: Removing a interior door panel [mjbienko]
Mar 23, 2007 (5:56 pm)
You should be able to remove the cover on the window crank handle by pulling back the edge of the cover from the base of the handle (closest to the attachment point side of the window crank).
Mar 24, 2007 (9:15 am)
Ok, it slides over and then pops off. Thanks for the help!