I have a 2001 Ford Taurus, It has been leaking for a while now... I have replaced the windshield and it did not help. The car is very solild no holes in the frame or anything like that. is there another way the water is getting in? It only happenes after it rains... I would like to get this fixed before the cold weather comes and it starts freezing...
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I would guess that your windshield is leaking. Older cars usually have had the windshield replaced. Sometimes they don't get the new one totally sealed in. You can take it to a glass shop and have it re-sealed or you can get some windshield sealer at a car parts store and do it yourself. Pretty easy to do. Just don't get it on the windshield or the paint.
ts likely a leak in the seal for the windshield Take it to an auto glass shop they have a tool its like a neddle and they can shut some sealer under the molding it olny takes a few minutes and if they can find the spot where its leaking it should stop but its hard for them to tell so if they don;t get it the first time don;t get to mad at them
The ford focus and Taurus models from this period are notorious for water leakage. Unfortunately it can be from two possible causes. Lets start with easiest first. The water dam (black plastic) where the windshied meets the hood (on outside) sometimes pulls away from glass allowing water to run into the crack and then into the dash and into primarily passenger side. The fix for this is listed in a TSB by Ford and the dealer can install, for a price ofcourse, a replacement damn that helps. For my sons Taurus to diagnose if this was the true problem we put a piece of clear packing tape over the place where the dam meets the windshield making sure it was sealed to glass tightly and then waited for next rain and it was dry so that fixed it. SECOND possible cause is a bad heater core. If the wetness smells sweet like radiator fluid or sugary sweet then this is probably a coroded heater core that leaks radiator fluid into the passenger compartment. It is located in center of dash closest to passenger side. Unfortunately if this is the case it needs to be replaced and a radiator shop will charge anywhere between 250 to 500 to do the job with part included. If it is the HEATER core you should check your coolant level regularly because it operates on pressure and with a leakign heater core you can lose pressure and possible have engine overheating. Good luck
if you can remove the plastic "cowl" section(s) at the base of the windshield and clear out any debris.sticks,dirt,acorns,mud,etc. THEN run a garden hose where the rain normally would run down and "flush"the drainage paths at each end by each fender. see if that fixes the problem. theres also a possibility that the windshield seal could be bad.