Water in Dash

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jon H., Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Jon H.

    Jon H. Guest


    Anyone ever have problems with water (you can hear it trickling when you
    accelerate or turn) in dashboard. No leakage, mold or mildew but what
    happens when it freezes???? (AC evaporator has been checked and
    drained). Any insight into this problem would be greatly appreciated.
    Jon H., Sep 19, 2004
  2. Jon H.

    Lane Guest

    The cowl (area under the wipers) is directly under the forward part of the
    dash near where it meets the windshield. This area is meant to allow water
    to drain from the windshield/wiper area. The drains for it are on the upper
    part of the firewall in the engine compartment and you can see little rubber
    flappers covering them. If the cowl area is full of junk (leaves, pine
    needles, etc) as it can sometimes get, it may not be allowing the water to
    drain from it completely. The best way to see inside it is to remove the
    wiper arms, then remove the plastic piece which incorporates the screen.
    You may also want to make sure there are screens covering the oblong holes
    into the cowl at the outer top edges of the hood (visible near the hood
    hinges when the hood is open).

    I don't know if this is your problem, but it would be a good idea to check
    it out.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    "Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers."
    Lane, Sep 19, 2004
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