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Water leaking onto drivers side floor board.(not radiator fluid,not leaking at any door seal).

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  • denise1956 Apr 20, 2009

    Have the same problem. Happens even when not raining.

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    rshanley85 May 07, 2013

    Get your firewall checked out, that was causing my problem. I had a couple cracks they needed to seal, and it was fine after that!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    trans fluid leaking from converter cover there is a cover on the back can you get to the seal that way?

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It could be the base of the windshield, or any holes in the firewall in the area just below the windshield (i.e., where the wiper arms are).

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