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2014 mustang convertible.I hear water sloshing in the rear quarter panel drivers side.I called dealer they say it suppose to do this.Really.!It hasn't rain in a while and there is a water drip puddle

I know the water has to drain because of the convertible top but how can I clear out drain holes so it can run out and not sit in the well for days.

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There is a drain in the bottom of the panel it may be clogged.

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    kim bouy Mar 02, 2017

    I put the top down and using a flashlight I could see the water. I put back window up and used a straighten hanger to move debris around and water started flowing out under car. Now that the water is out I will let it dry and then use a stiff hose taped to my shop vac to vacuum out dirt and leaves.

  • Ji Han
    Ji Han Jun 19, 2018

    Thanks for the tip. The clothes hanger and shop vac worked great.

  • Baneri Bautista
    Baneri Bautista Jun 28, 2020

    Can you guys help I am having the same problem

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