Water in passenger footwell of ford mondeo zetec 2001.
I have had windscreen replaced by autoglass - still leak from somewhere!! Ford have re-sealed the pollen filter - still leak from somewhere!! Ford say it is definitely the windscreen but I had autoglass back out and they put hose all over roof/windscreen but no leak!! I called Ford back and they say they can't hep any further as they are sure it is windscreen - it's NOT!! Where else can the leak be coming from? (i have a 2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec (uk) but have had to choose ford focus as nearest)
Re: Water in passenger footwell of ford mondeo zetec...
I had the same problem. Take note of black plastic trim piece that runs
along the bottom of the windshield. On the passenger side there is a
pan type attachment to this piece of trim; it can become detached from
the trim. In this case it needs to be positioned under the lower lip of
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To replace the cabin filter it is straight forward, open the bonnet, carefully unlatch the plastic cover near the windscreen, with the key in the off position move the windscreen wiper stalk this would cause the wipers to move and park in a vertical position allowing the removal of the plastic cover, Note how it fits under the windscreen, the filter can then be removed and replaced, all in all 10 minutes!
Easy one this, Remove the footwell carpet (Just un-pin it from the poppers and roll it up best you can, hold with tape if needed, you just need to get it clear of the footwell) Then dry the area with a towel. Get some kids waterbased paint (orange is good, shows up better) and coat the entire area (Dont worry it comes off with a wet rag). Let it dry then get a hose and go crazy! hose off the outside area, underneath, anywhere the leak is lightely to originate. Any leak inside the vehicle can be traced via the darkened now wet orange paint! simples!
If its the passenger footwell its almost always from the windscreen seal, Older Vits had a big rubber plug in the floor pan, these sometimes came loose!
If you do narrow it down to the windscreen, a word of caution. Dont try to simply spread mastic over the original seal! the leak will be from underneath this so applying anything on top is just a waste of time! The Guys at autoglass ect replace windscreen seals for a hobby. Next time you see a van driving around have a word with the driver. Most wont refuse a cheeky twenty quid for five mins work! Thats how I got mine fixed!
I had a similar problem on my Focus but water was getting under the nearside passengers carpet (Mine is a right hand drive in the UK). I eventually took it to my servicing dealer who knew straight away that it is something to do with the way the windscreen is fitted. (I had previously had the screen replaced but as there was some time between that and me noticing the wet I had not made the connection). In my case the rain water was running down the windscreen behind the black plastic which is at the bottom and then apparently it was dripping through a filter (pollen filter?) into the car interior. The dealer sealed between the windscreen and the plastic with a black mastic stuff and it fixed it. Some time after when I had to have another windscreen replaced I mentioned this to the windscreen fitter who told me that it was likely that the previous fitter had not correctly re-fitted some sort of "gutter" component which is designed to direct water which gets behind the plastic, safely away to a drain area . That is, it stops it going through the filter into the car interior. Anyway whenever the dealer services the car and replaces the filter, (he has to remove the plastic cover to do that I think) he always seals the plastic cover to the windscreen with the mastic stuff so I've had no problem since. Perhaps in your case its a similar thing and the water is just finding its way over to the drivers side? I hope this is relevant and helps. Good Luck.
lift the bonnet and remove the plastic trim below the windscreen (passenger side) this covers the pollen filter check for distortion this will be the problem. replace the pollen filter it will be damp.if the trimis not too distorted refit or buy new. The trim acts as a rain water gutter and has been fitted incorectley, have you recently had a service ?
wife had a 2001 focus estate with same problem
the problem was the seal arround the pollen filter which is situated under the bonnet just under the windscreen on the passenger side
hope this helps
There are drains under the battery box and under the ECU module. When they plug with dirt, pine needles, whatever, the water fills up the space and backs into the vents or wherever it can leak through the firewall and usually ends up in the rear footwell, drivers side. If you don't get on it and maintain those drain holes, it will start to take out the electrical. Gets very expensive for a simple design flaw. The carpet has to come up and thoroughly dried as well. Not much fun and a lot of work.