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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)

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  • K May 11, 2010

    where does the water appear? (eg does the water run down the inside of the windshield from the top... or does the water drip from under the dash on the passanger side... or you see no water, just the floor mat is always wet.) the reason I ask is a lot of time water will enter the heating ducts system from under the cowel, it then travels till it finds a 'joint' where it drips out onto the floor. a lot of times the windshield is thought to be the problem. have the cowel removed and check for propper water dranage. (the windshield tech. could have bumped off or removed a drip rail/water guide)

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    leaking in roof running down through windscreen



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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 the windshield.

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Above solution is correct ,check the rubber hose that lets the water out in case its blocked its the same one that does the A/C as well

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