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Leaking Acura 2004 MDX

I have the same problem when it rains the driverside and passenger side floors get saturated with water. I went to the Acura Dealership and they told me that this is a common problem with the mdx and what it needed was a buffer/bumper up under the car it would cost $600 for each side.

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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''

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