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On the driver side of my vehicle it leaks when it rains, no one can find where the water is coming from--originally they thought it to be my windshield--windshield shop states i have perfect seal. the leakage is coming in from left.

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Try cleaning the drain hole at the bottom of the screen well ,also make sure the A/C drain vent is clear as well ,the problem is a simple but you must look into every nook and cranny to find the drain holes ,if all else failes then drill a hole in the floor ,if can get in then let it out

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