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Locating water drain tubes on a 2003 acura tl

Water appearing in driver's side floor after a rain; could be clogged drains in wiper/windshield base; but how can I get to it to find out? thanks

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More likely a faulty windshield seal, or even more likely a rust hole in the floor behind the wheel well.

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it''s the easiest way to fix the problem go right through the carpet it's just thet easy use a good pointy screw driver or a center punch but dont make the hole larger then 1/4 inch
a mechanic will carge you 250 to fix original drains and will likely do the same as i said a couple of wacks near the lower center on the floor boards
so get in place feet on floor slide them back against the seat with it all the way back now place pointy object between feet and wach it with a hammer
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Remove the leaf screen and look for leaves or other debris clogging the area around the rainhat. look to see if water is running along the metal trim above the rainhat and dripping into the rainaht opening.

I once fabricated a cover over the rainhat using the bottom of a plastic anitfreeze bottle. I made an opening at the rear so it could still draw air in without restriction. It solved the water running along the base of the leaf screen and drooping right inot the rainhat. It rusted the blower motor and ruined it.

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