Every time it rains, the carpet on the front passenger side close to the door sill is saturated. I cannot visually see where weatherstriping is failing. Has anyone had a problem with this? I have Acura MDX 2004 - same problem (water leak) + Navigation, CD, power outlets - shotdown... I don't think my extended warranty can cover this... so...!?!?
The 2002 MDX I worked on turned out to be a drainage problem . Seems the factory installed foam in the bottom of the hinge pillar post which blocked the drain holes . Take off the mud flap , remove enough of the splash shield to access the bottom of the hinge pillar and drill a half inch hole at the front lower corner aiming the drill slightly upward ( be sure to protect the bare metal) .Water gushed out when I did this. For extra ins. remove the kick panels and check for two holes a few inchs from the floor, plug and chaulk these holes. Hope this worksfor you too
Sadly I am 99% sure of what your problem is. I am having the same issue. Here is a link. Read it all and you should be able to figure out what it is. http://www.mdxers.org/forums/showthread.php?s=b3e7b854b0a400b7b0a7b9950c1646d3&threadid=1131&highlight=water+leak
My 2005 MDX was leaking water into both floorboards.The problem got really bad.Thanks to Dacre53 I have fixed the problem by following his directions that you posted and my nightmare has finally ended. I notifyed Acura in Calafornia and told them the problem and the simple fix.Also said to them that this water leak was due to a manafaturers defect and that there should be a recall,This really is such a simple fix by any dealer. If anyone owns this vehicle they should check under floormats after heavy rain.May have this problem and not even no it.
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Check the seal around the drivers door. Try to determine the level of saturation as you move your hand from the door to the center console. If it is wetter closer to the door, this would indicate the door seal of the door window seals are damaged and need replacing.
This may sound a little gross, but put your finger in it and touch it to the tip of your tongue. If it has a real sweet tate, it is antifreeze. In this case, you need to replace your heater core. If it just tastes like rain water, then it could be Coming from the windshield, the roof, the cowl area, or even the passenger door. I did search for Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for your vehicle and found none pertaining to a known possible source of a water leak. Water leaks can be very frustrating when it comes to locating the exact source. You must just follow the water trail until you find the entry point.
you might want to peel the carpet back and check for hole in the floor board. this is not something you can see just by crawling under to look at. Light has to pass through. Carpet pulls up easy from under the pedals, remove thebottom of the door jam like four screws and then you will know for sure.
check the bulkhead area under the wipers. the scuttle panel has a drain hole & tube that ducts rain water away but can become blocked by dirt and leaves etc, then the water builds up and flows backwards over the edge and down the back of the dashboard via the bulkhead joints. A knitting needle or welding rod can be used to poke the hole clear then test by pouring a small amount of water through the grille beside the wipers and ensure it runs away and does not sit.
Also check your coolant level, if it is down then the leak may be from the heater matrix inside the car, this is more difficult to fix and needs the dashboard removed in a lot of cars.
The 3rd possibility is a leaking windscreen surround. Silicone would fix that, get the black stuff and put a thin bead around the outer edge of the windscreen rubber and smooth neatly with a wet finger or cloth.
to find this remove the wipers and and take all those pannel in that area exposing the bottom of the wind shield and have some poor water from to while you look and see where the water is coming in the vehicl''sometime is just a leak in the wind sealing'''hope this help''
Her is the problem. Sadly it is very common and hard to fix. Read this thread and you will have a few options on fixing it. http://www.mdxers.org/forums/showthread.php?s=b3e7b854b0a400b7b0a7b9950c1646d3&threadid=1131&highlight=water+leak
pull your carpet up near the leak area and look for muddy body seams. it is possible one of the factory body seams are leaking- possibly in the cowl(under wipers) area, especially if it leaks when the car is sitting. there will be dirt/mud around the seams that are leaking. also you can check door seals by running the car on HIGH DEFROST with all doors and windows closed. spray around with a 50/50 soapy water solution. obviously bubbles will form around your leak.
Hi, we also have a 2002 Toyota Rav4 and developed a leak in the front driver's side of the car. After much research, we discovered that the drain wells from our sun/moon roof were clogged. If you have one of these, I suggest that you open the sun roof and look carefully. You will notice some tiny little holes in front and in the rear of the sun/moon roof tracks. Over time, these become clogged with dust and debris. You need to find a long, sturdy piece of thin wire and run it down the holes. To test if you have properly unclogged these, take a small amount of water and pour it down the holes. You should see water coming out of the drain wells under the car around the rear of the front tires. Hope this helps.