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Where can I find the source of this leak?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject:  Where can I find the source of this leak? Reply with quote

So, a while ago i noticed i had a wet spot on the carpet on the passenger side of my car.... It looked like something had spilled on top and flown a bit then soaked in. Today I pick up some trash that was on the floor and it's soaked... and there's standing water. Being to dark and w/o a flashlight I gave up looking.. but for in the AM, where should I look? IDR if i put the rubber grommet in that allows wires to pass through Embarassed Rolling Eyes - could it be that? And where else?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Cabin air filter. This is a pretty common thing.

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It could be the A/C drain hose plugged up, but the Cabin Air filter is more likely IMO.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Ah, thank you. I've been parking under a tree lately and pulling leaves out of cracks you wouldn't think they'd blow into.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If anyone is wondering, it runs $4.80 nowadays.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

BlackVenom wrote:
If anyone is wondering, it runs $4.80 nowadays.



What runs $4.80? The plastic peice some people use to prevent the leak, or new filters? I thought I remembered the filters being around 30 bucks.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The plastic piece. That's what I paid about a year ago. Couldn't believe it was so cheap.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Aftermarket filters are about half the price of a factory cabin air filter.

Just sayin. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I paid 4.58 for the piece and 18.20 for a fram filter.... not sure if i'm putting it on tonight or waiting until tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Well I did it today after my last class... easy as pie, just not as tasty.

Image 1: Well there's your problem!


Image 2: The deliciousness that was:


Image 3: Just look at that filling!


Thanks Lingenfelter for the links & crazydayz for the write up.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the source of your leak is through the cabin air filter opening. it is not caused by the air filter itself, but it is actually caused by the weather strip that is not attached. you have a picture of it in your post. re-attach the weather strip piece to the firewall, and you will not have any future issues with water intrusion.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Impalatech09 wrote:
the source of your leak is through the cabin air filter opening. it is not caused by the air filter itself, but it is actually caused by the weather strip that is not attached. you have a picture of it in your post. re-attach the weather strip piece to the firewall, and you will not have any future issues with water intrusion.

A bit late, bro. The problem is the weather stripping, i know that. Hence the picture of it just chillin' on top of my filter. The air filter was a problem in that my car smelled like ass if I had the a/c or heat on full blast. Putting the weather strip back on is like putting air in a blown tire.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:03 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The problem is that POS weather strip that was installed from the factory. I got fed up with mine falling off all the time and replaced it with the Crazydayz write up part and haven't had an issue since. It was also the first thing I did to the Intrigue when I got it. The filter in that car was blue from windshield washer fluid... it was nasty.

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