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#164 of 256 Re: Lincoln TC water in rear passenger floor [serenerobert]
Jan 07, 2009 (12:30 pm)
what side in the rear?-if it's the passenger side rear it might be the fresh air vent- I fixed mine on my 99 Towncar-not sure if the 2003 is the same design- if it's the driver's side rear it could be the hood release grommet in the firewall that's allowing water in. Also check to see if your floors are wet in the front under your carpets or near the firewall. The water usually travels from the front and settles in the rear. It could also be a windshield sealing problem.
Jan 07, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Open the back/front doors and check on the very bottom where the drain plugs are.Rectangular looking things,2 in each door -black.Pull them out and see if it drains water from the doors.Next,open the hood,passenger side.Unscrew the black grate (vent thing) there and clean out any debris that is there and reseal with goop and tighten the screws real good.My leak was at the hood release cable,which got my front and rear wet.The passenger side leak was the vent thing.Open the glove box,pull it down off of the 2 tabs that hold it up.Look behind there and feel the filter or whatever that thing is inside the black screen type thing.If it's wet,the water is getting in under the hood. The passenger side vent is right in front of the passenger seat.I have a 99,but the layout should be the same.
#166 of 256 Re: Lincoln TC water in rear passenger floor [serenerobert]
Jan 07, 2009 (4:28 pm)
Suggest you read this thread from the start. i am sure it has all the info you need to get started.
Jan 10, 2009 (1:54 pm)
ooops, wrong forum.
#168 of 256 Re: LEAK LEAK AND MORE LEAK PLEASE HELP... [lincolnowner]
Jan 19, 2009 (1:09 pm)
open the hood, remove the whipers, remove the plastic grill covering the whipers assambly, now on the passenger side you will see an air intake for the ac, remove that inspect the seal, with time it cracks and when it rains leaks water down the dashboard and the carpet gets wet but the floor mat wont. If not corrected this will create corrosion and a hole on the floor, well you wont beleive it when you see it.
No need to pay $200 to the dealer, I fixed mine and cost $5.00 silicone sealer or you can use a rubber gasket.
After you done with the repair is a good idea the lift the carpet out of place and let dry, just a vacum wont do it, it will remain wet for long time and you wont be able to know if the leak is gone. After is dry have someone wet the car with the garden hose while you visualy inspect under the dashboard to make sure water is not comming in. Sounds hard but is not. I did it, takes about an hour plus the drying time. HAVE FUN!
#169 of 256 Re: LEAK LEAK AND MORE LEAK PLEASE HELP... [dclimocar]
Jan 19, 2009 (2:21 pm)
I had the same problem on my 99 Towncar Signature Touring Edition- and I did the same repair myself- I also used silicone but a rubber based sealer would have been a little less permanent if I had to do it over- I think the rubber gasket is probably the culprit as it dries out and shrinks over time although another person on this site has said he has seen the same problem with newer cars. Also I experienced the wet carpets in the front and rear passenger side and they did take a long time to dry as I never had the opportunity to remove them totally. It's a poor design but you'll never get Ford to admit it!
Jan 19, 2009 (3:32 pm)
I had to have my carpets out for about a week or so to get them dry.I lifted them in the corners first but that didn't help.It was easier finding the other leak by the hood release cable with the carpet out though.Now,it's snowing every other friggin day around here so the carpet is wet again!!lol. Not as bad as before though.
#171 of 256 Re: [99towncarexec]
Jan 19, 2009 (7:00 pm)
are yu still having leaks?
Jan 19, 2009 (7:20 pm)
No brother.Just wet floors from dragging in snow!lol.
#173 of 256 Re: [99towncarexec]
Jan 19, 2009 (7:24 pm)
that's good. you had me worried