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Water in rear quarter panel

When it rains or I go to a car wash, I get
water in my rear quater panels of my
2006 convertible. It won't drain out.
How do I get the water to drain &
how do I prevent the water from
getting in?

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  • a610guy
    a610guy Dec 20, 2008

    Thanks chrischronic

    Ford says there aren't any drain plugs in the

    rear quarter panels and their solution is to

    remove the inside side panels and dry-vac

    it!!!! I said "After every time it rains or I

    wash it?" He just looked at me and

    blinked his eyes. When I said I was

    going to drill holes to let the water out

    he started laughing until he saw that

    I wasn't kidding. He stopped laughing

    and said "Ok, you're all ready to go".



    Glad you had the same idea that I had.

    Tired of hearing the water slosh around

    and don't want any rusting.

  • Papillonrus Apr 27, 2009

    06 Mustang Convertible with water sloshing inside the drivers rear quarter panel behind the door. There is standing water in the rear quarter panel which cannot be seen from the top after removing the interior molding inside of the rear window. What is the fix for this?

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2006 mustag,there is drian plugs for the quarter panels, they are in the rear of the car, look for the spot where the jack fits the frame, there is a hole in the middle, this is not it, about 2 in behind that is a small 1 in wide by 1/2 slot that is the drian hole, stick a flat head screwdriver up the slot to clear it, dirt, leaves, and pine needles fall down the side of yor convertable and clog the holes, also if you have had water leak from under the dash it is also a drian plug cloged, open the hood and remove the 2 clips that hold the plastic cover next to the passenger wiper, pull the plastic cover off, its tight but just yank it out it will not break, you can now see the cabin air filter, you have to reach to the right of the air filter and put your had all the way to the bottom of the firewall, to your elbow, and feel around for a rubber drian, it is pluged with something, push the stuff all the way through with your finger and clean out any obstruction, NO MORE LEAK! this will save many people so many headaces, please post it to the front of the page, this could save people hundreds of dollars!!

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

  • jcvlwood
    jcvlwood Sep 30, 2012

    David is the drain hole under the car or where the jack is in the trunk ? Please let me know and Thank you !

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This is a known issue whne the car is running down the road a vent flap will open up and road spray will get into the trunk. There is also issues with the convertable model. that isknown by ford.

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Check with ford dealer to see if any known problems with this. you can drain the water by drilling 2 small holes whare the water is standing but be sure to only drill intill you just brake through. if it were mine and the dealer has no known problems then i would have someone like water doctor to look at it to stop the leak all together

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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