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Water is leaking into my 1986 el camino from the back side of the windows through the weather stripping to behind the back seats the carpets are soaked i replaced all the weather stripping around both doors and windows and back window but it looks liek there is a big gap between the window and the weather stripping on booth doors i dont kwno what to do

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    Rick Amick May 11, 2010

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Another source is damage to the floor pan. If you went over a rock or jagged object without having enough clearance, it may have punctured or even sliced through the floor - under the carpeting and sound deadening material under it. If you live in a cold area, and the roads are treated with salt or chemicals to melt ice, it may have caused rusting holes to appear in the floor pan. Water spraying up from tires would enter through the puncture or slice and the carpet would wick the water in. It would take a long time to dry and give a musty smell after just a short time. You should inspect the floor pan from underneath the car. Look for punctures, slices and rust / rot. Clean and seal any openings found in the floor pan and firewall.

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  • Water can collect in the weather-strips due to small crack or splits along the edge of the hood where it folds after a years of regular top-up top-down use. The only real solution is a new hood.

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