This is what I did. I believe it’s good to go. YeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaa! I’m gonna check it again before I put the cowel cover on. Ford should have used this kind of seal in the first place. Now, I’ve got to dry out my carpet.On my previous 2005 I followed this Youtuber's method and it worked great.....my current 2005 hasn't leaked yet, but i think I will do this preemptively just so I don't run into this issue later on.
So my journey continues lol. I am finally able to locate where I believe the water is coming in. The entry point appears to be directly under my e-brake. It appears to be coming in from the seam on the car. I can't see any visible flow of water other than directly on that epoxy/sealant whatever that tan stuff is. Anyone want to take a shot in the dark as to where this is coming in from
One of my a Lincoln’s had it coming in thru the hood release on the firewall or wherever it is under the hood. Seal up that whole area.
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Yes sorry. Don’t know what happened. My leak was coming in thru the firewall where the hood release goes thru. Aside from the usual spot under the windshield where the drain is.@Towncarlimoguy did you mean to post something?
@Babyburr, thanks, I am comfortable doing the patch once I have 100% confirmed where the leak is coming from.
I "think" and I pray I am correct, but I think I have traced it back to the grommet that passes through to the drivers door. I don't know when the next dry couple of days will be where I could lay down some RTV on the suspected culprit and actually have it dry. At this point all my carpet and padding is pulled away so it won't get wet in the meantime. What a headache lol
My 07 looked like that. I just took the seats out, the rug and let it sit until it dried. Only thing to do really. Ford just didn’t give a crap about the water leaksWish I had seen the refrigerator door seal tip before using 1.5 tubes of goop on the passenger side...prep and application would've been a lot simpler.
IMO- these two repairs were minor. It was the collateral damage that had me swearing at Ford. I was not happy having to remove seats/carpet a day after purchasing the car...an overnight torrential downpour left me awakening to the pic below literally a day after purchasing. This BS along with my 2018 F150, that I had just gotten rid of for similar cabin leaks and other problems (10sp trans, driveline vibrations) had me cursing Ford. Especially since it was the end of Aug/beginning of Sep in Central FL...dripping sweat, but hey, it was the best time to dry out the carpet.