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OLDS 97 REGENCY - wet interior issues. What do I do to correct this?

Every time it gets even slightly rainy or wet- like melting snow, the interior gets soaked. It is worse in the winter time because it turns to ice inside the car, but it smells horrible during the summertime and has about 1/8 to 1/4 inch of water inside the car. I am thinking about cutting out the carpet, a possible black mold issue maybe? The interior get soaked from the firewall to trunk bumper to bumper and door to door. I am getting steamed about it. What can I do or have done to fix this issue? I have had the under side inspected for cracks and gaps in the floor boards, none are their. I think it is a window issue, but which one and how do I tell which one? And can I do it myself or should I pay to have it fixed?

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Do you know where the leak is coming from ? Have you done any type of repairs or troubleshooting to repair this leak ?

Posted on Dec 09, 2016

Testimonial: "I had an underside inspection and there are no cracks or gaps in the underside,floor boards, either inside or outside. The mechanic said it could be the rear window or wind shield leaking? I hope not, because I dont know how to fix this, if this is the problem?"

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    Jason Ranck Dec 10, 2016

    "I had an underside inspection and there are no cracks or gaps in the underside,floor boards, either inside or outside. The mechanic said it could be the rear window or wind shield leaking? I hope not, because I dont know how to fix this, if this is the problem?"

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    SeabeeMechanic Dec 10, 2016

    Did the mechanic or you check under the dashboard ? Any signs of leaks either driver or passenger side floor ?
    What parts insider your car are wet or have water ?

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    SeabeeMechanic Dec 10, 2016

    I would recommend you remove the wiper blades and then open the hood. Then you need to remove the plastic cover that runs along the bottom of your windshield from driver to passenger side. This will give you access to the wiper motor and along the edges on both sides you have drain holes that allow water to drain to the ground. Many times, these holes are covered with dirty and leaves which do not allow water to drain and enter the car behind the dashboard.

  • Jason Ranck
    Jason Ranck Dec 11, 2016

    Ok, I think I can do that myself. Sounds easy to do and no special tools sound like are to be needed. Thanks! I would have never thought about trying this first! Let you know later..........

  •  SeabeeMechanic
    SeabeeMechanic Dec 11, 2016

    Take your time and if you live in a place that's cold right now, be careful cracking that plastic cover.

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