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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.
Jan 26, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I thought that was my problem initially in my 99.It wasn't.I spent 190 bucks for new weather stripping around the 2 doors and never put it on!All the water was coming from the hood release area on the firewall and that spot under the hood,passenger side where the filter is behind the glove box.Anybody want to buy some new unused weather stripping for two doors??