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Water is leaking into the floor board on the drivers side everytime it rains. The drain lines have been cleared, but it still leaks.

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  • lorrie_k_lin Mar 25, 2011

    Thanks so much. How would I pull the panel that covers the wiper assembly? I have a feeling that is where the problem is.

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Get some clear silicone sealant in a squeeze tube at wal-mart. gently pry the rubber around the windshield away from the body and put a long bead of the silicone down into in the groove. start on top in the middle and go completely around. do not use a screwdriver or other metal tool to pry the rubber or you will scratch the paint. if you see detritus in the groove, brush it out with an old toothbrush and a hand vacuum before you put the sealant in. do not go overboard with the sealant, trim the excess off after it sets up.

if that does not work you are going to have to pull the panel which covers the wiper assembly and find and fix the leak in that well.

dealing with a problem like this is a clue as to why you should never, ever get a car with a sun or moon roof. they only leak always and forever.

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