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My 08 Dodge Caliber has suddenly started having water coming in on the passenger side back floorboard when it rains. I cannot see where it is coming from, any ideas?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: Water collects and pools on passenger floorboard;

have the dealer water spray test the body seams, that is the only way to find these leaks..

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

cadman000
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SOURCE: water leak

Water leak test the windshield . Carpet should be removed and dried out, Replace matting if necessary, because it will NEVER dry. Look by front firewall floor for drippage. Windshield moldings must be removed if resealing is nec, and be sure to use a neoprene water resistant windshield sealer. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

KCGTODAD
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SOURCE: water on floorboard on passenger side

It could be that the condensation drain line is blocked and backing up into the car - but; it is more likely that your problem is a result of a poorly designed cowl cover over the blower fan for your air conditioner. this is a VERY common problem on 97-03 Grand Prix's as well as Malibu's and Impalas through '04. The other side effect of this is that water draining into the blower fan WILL cause it to fail eventually - this solution eliminates that risk.

Here is the cowl (pictures from an '04 Impala, FYI, but are identical):
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You will need to remove it by pulling the retaining clips up - there is 1 on each end, and then one towards the top that has a slot in it. Be careful to not break these or lose them.

Remove the cowl, and underneath you will see the blower fan:

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Under the cowl you will see a rubber seal that is indicated by the arrow - this is the poorly designed "drip edge". You can either remove it - or leave it in place; the new diverter will accumulate any moisture captured by this seal and divert it properly.

Here is a picture of the part you need - which can be purchased from any GM dealership for about $4 - the GM part is #15794785. Most dealerships don't stock it - but they can order it for you.

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It simply sits in place as noted by the arrows - you'll notice there is a long extension from the left side of the part - this is the "finger gauge" - you want this to be positioned as far towards the left (as your facing the motor, or passenger side) of the vehicle as possible.
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Here is a close-up of the gauge to give you perspective on how it should be positioned:

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This is a shot of the drain area that the new diverter will use - instead of dumping water into the blower fan like the old design.

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Now - for the cowl to fit over the new diverter - you will need to trim a couple of pieces of plastic from the bottom of the cowl - as indicated:

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You can simply use a utility knife and a pair of pliers to score and snap these pieces off.

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What the underside of your cowl should look like after removing (lines indicate where plastic was removed)

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No you can simply replace the cowl, and reinstall the retaining clips - and you are all done.

Hope this helps - be sure to rate it and comment! ;)

KC GTO Dad

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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SOURCE: my 2005 taurus has started getting a pool of water

It could be that the windshield seal has a leak beneath the cowl. Also, pools of water on the floorboard may be coming from your heater/air conditioner condenser. Check the cabin air filter for wetness, too.
Can you see if the water is on the firewall inside the passenger compartment? You might pull the carpet clips to lower it so you can spot the source of the leak.

If these checks don't pan out, let me know. Maybe we can do more troubleshooting.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

ftw1952
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SOURCE: WHEN IT RAINS MY PASSENGER SIDE FLOORBOARD FILLS

you have a leak going through a welded area. The factory uses a seam sealer upon building these cars. So to fix this when the entire car is assembled it quite difficult to do. First you have to locate the nature of your leak. If you can see where it is coming from, great. If not you will need to remove many articles from your car such as the carpet and backing which will have to be removed for proper cleaning from stagnat water sitting in place for sometime now. Any sound board padding going up behind your dash up through the firewall. When all that is removed you can see alot of sheet metal. Inspect all welded seams for traces of rust. That will be an earmark for a leak. Shine a flashlight as far as you can see looking for rust scales throughout.If you have to mix Arm & Hammer baking soda with water 50/50 mix and pour throughout the outside screen into the firewall and watch for that milky film seep into the interior. The soda will ellimanate odors as well for your car. I know this is a tough job which no mechcanic likes to tackle but it does happen to all of us at one point in our lives
Hope you find the leak and get it resealed with a 3M resealing product too
Good luck

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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