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1987 Econoline 250 water leaks through fresh air intake into cab!

I have a 1987 Econoline 250 and have moved to a rainy climate. It seems rain water is pouring down the windshield into an air intake just under the passenger-side hood hinge. To my understanding, the water then travels through wherever the intake leads (through the heater core perhaps [as it is directly under the intake]) into the passenger side of the cab and out of the heater core box under the dash. On a rainy day this can amount to several litres of water leaking into the cab.

I can't seem to be able to access this part of the engine compartment without taking out the battery and heater core. I am wondering if this is simply how econolines are made or if there is a hose that may be broken or obstructed. A schematic of the air intake system would be useful. Any advice?

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  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    i have a vacuum leak under air intake and i cant get to it

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    how do i find the leaking hose

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You may have excessive corrosion somewhere around your battery. Takeout the battery nad check for rust and holes.

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