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#214 of 256 Re: 1992 Lincoln town car leaking coolant [boss80]
Jan 18, 2010 (8:01 am)
I have been following the posts about the wet floors. I have a 1998 TC that started leaking about a month ago. When it leaks it's massive. Not uncommon to get two inches of water standing in the passenger floor board.
Today a siliconed the stuff under and around the cowl and removed the drain plugs from the front and rear floor pans. While pulling back the front carpet I noticed a rubber pad with foam backing between the firewall and carpet (passenger side). It is soaking wet like water was getting under it. How do I get the rubber pad out?
On a side note, I'm the third owner of the car. Is there a way I can find out if any recalls are open on this particular car?
#215 of 256 Re: 1992 Lincoln town car leaking coolant [gotrek]
Jan 18, 2010 (10:28 am)
I was able to move the padding around a bit. Found some minor rust on the transmission tunnel under the pad.
I put the heater on floor and dialed to 90*. It's starting dry aout a bit now. Now I know why you can turn the heater up that high.
Jan 18, 2010 (8:09 pm)
Hi.Yea,the rubber padding is for sound I guess.You'll need to check the firewall area near the hood release.That's where the water was coming in on my 99. I lifted the rugs and pulled the drain plugs and let it sit for 3 or 4 days to dry it out.I saw a little rust as well. Oh,and I squeezed the excess water out of the padding as much as I could.
#217 of 256 Re: leak [99towncarexec]
Jan 20, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Well, it's raining again today. There is still some leakage. Not nearly as much as before but still some runs.
I still have carpet pullled back so I can monitor the leaks.
Does the glove box need to come out to get at the rubber pad?
Jan 20, 2010 (2:48 pm)
There's a filter behind the glove box that you probably have to remove the box to get to.I didn't take mine off,just loosened it till it was hanging. I was able to squeeze water out of it that way.It was coming in under the hood area thru the cabin filter. Under the hood,passenger side on the black plastic there's a potential leaky area as well. You need to take the black stuff off and put some goop in there as well.I forgot about that part.I did that on my 99 as well as the hood release area.
#219 of 256 Re: leak [99towncarexec]
Jan 20, 2010 (3:03 pm)
I'll try to get it taken apart this weekend (weather permitting).
Jan 20, 2010 (3:27 pm)
It's not a hard job taking it apart.Took me 15 minutes or so between the glove box and that stuff under the hood,which is where you should put some waterproof stuff for sure.Good luck.
#221 of 256 Re: leak [gotrek]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:18 pm)
I had a leak like that in my 2000 towncar all it was is leaf's in the grill near the winshield. Lift the hood and unscrew the grill at the winshield and vacuum the leaf's out. I can't remember if I took the wipers off or not. It don't sound like that's what it could be but that was it. Its been 4 years now and no leaks. I keep it clean out.
#222 of 256 Re: tmdee [tmdee]
Jan 26, 2010 (2:08 pm)
Regarding the "water accumulating in the rear passenger floor board" problem, I struggled with it for quite a while till eventually I found the source. I am not a mechanic, so forgive me if I do not use the right terminology, but the source of the leak was at the junction of the B-pillar and the rubber piece that goes all around the rear-door frame. Right at the top corner there was a big gap that apparently was caused due to the fact that the rubber had shrank over time. Once you identify that this is your problem as well, the solution seems pretty obvious.
I hope this will be the source of your problem as well since it costs nothing to repair.
#223 of 256 Re: tmdee [dpapa]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:21 pm)
Well, I was pressed for time this past weekend. Rain was coming in fast so I had to work fast. I siliconed around the windshield (Pilkington brand-replacement?), the hood release cable and spray foamed the passenger side corner under and behind the cowl.
I didn't see any leaks after the last rain storm so maybe I fixed it this time.