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My 1991 miata takes on water when it rains on the drivers side , I need to know the location of drain holes.

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Do you hear water splashing around when you come to a quick stop or sharp turn. If so small weep holes under the car below the door threshold are clogged up. This happened to my 91 Miata. Use a thin nail or coat-hanger wire to clean it out and the water will empty out. There are two holes on each side of the car near the front and back of the door area. Sometimes behind the side windows where the top meets the car there is a small flap of roof material that gets pushed back to the wrong side of a piece of plastic where there is a drain. I am not sure if this applies to a 99 but I had that happen on my 2006 before.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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there should be 2 drain holes. 2" from the edge of the door. it is a **** opening just above the outter door weld.

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there are drain hoses on all all four corners of the sunroof. to access the front ones, remove the front inner fender liners. you'll probably see a plastic grommet/spout that the drain hose attaches to. in the rear, remove the trunk liners on the side. you should see the drain hoses running down the inside of the quarter panel.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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Did you solve this problem? I have exactly the same issue with my convertible 97 900 particularly in this bad weather anyone in the front seats can expect to get soaked ! I would be grateful for any advice

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The 1997 Sebring convertible has rocker panels (the metal that goes from front to back wheel well and directly under the doors) that have five drain channels each.  The sloshing noise occurs when the drain holes plug up and a rocker panel fills up with water.  Often, the water will then leak into the right rear footwell, soaking the carpet.  A quick fix is to locate the drain holes and run a flat (unused) twistem-tie (they come with your trash bags) through each hole several times.  Commonly, doing so will result in a deluge of water, along with spider web parts, leaf parts, and whatever else washed into the rocker panel fromo the rear window.

To find the drain holes, just 1) lie under the car with a flashlight, or 2) sit alongside the car with one of those mirrors that come on a telescoping stick.  Since I don't like to lie in dirty water, I use the mirror to guide my twistem-tie (or ice pick or spring wire or whatever) into each hole.  NOTE:  the drain holes are flat and run at a 30 degree angle from back to front on the right side and from front to back on the left side.

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it''s the easiest way to fix the problem go right through the carpet it's just thet easy use a good pointy screw driver or a center punch but dont make the hole larger then 1/4 inch
a mechanic will carge you 250 to fix original drains and will likely do the same as i said a couple of wacks near the lower center on the floor boards
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