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Thumbs up Fixed my interior water leak! Thanks for the crappy design, Ford!

So after months of trying to figure out how water is coming into the passenger area in my Mustang, and after reading HUNDREDS of posts on this and other forums, I dedicated today to fixing this fucking problem. I thought it might take all day, but I figured it out pretty quick.

I left this morning for some breakfast, and since we had hard rain last night I knew I'd see some leaking... not as much as I got (probably 40 - 50 ounces, and yes, I am serious). So I got out the towel I carry with me, soaked it all up, wrang it out, soaked it up, wrang it out (you get the idea). So I get back home, rip off my cowl, and start taking pictures to see what it might be. I was pretty shocked to see a pool of fucking water where the cabin air filter goes (see pictures below).

I got all the water out (just soaked it up with rag) and looked down there and saw this grommet looking thing totally caked up with gunk. I pulled it out and saw there was a slit at the bottom, so apparently it WAS designed to drain water, but since the slit it so small, and so much shit got backed up into it, it was making the water back up. And as you see, my cabin filter is fucking disgusting now, so I have to order another one of those.

So here is a big FUCK YOU to Ford for such a shitty design and not helping people whose cars are still under warranty.

I hope this helps anyone that is having this problem. I'm going to link this to a few other sites (mustangforums has the most people complaining about this), and hopefully we can all enjoy dry floorboards now!!!









(note the slugde in the grass that came out of the grommet thing)




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Damn I didnt know it could get that bad!! Ford fixed mine couple months back but on the interior beneath the kick board panel there are mounting brackets that for the dashI think and they are freaking rusted!! They wouldnt replace them. I hate Ford!!!

What was the picture of that filter?

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You gotta be fuckin kidding me. The water puddles up in there like that? Gimme a break. When I take mine to Ford to get fixed the WILL replace anything that's rusted.

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I'm surprised mine hasn't leaked yet...
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The filter shown is the cabin air filter.

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I'm surprised mine hasn't leaked yet...

Im flat out shocked.
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My main concern is that this WILL happen to everyones mustang if it hasn't already. I think everyone should at least examine this grommet as soon as possible. You might be holding water back their too. It might just not be enough to leak into the car.

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My main concern is that this WILL happen to everyones mustang if it hasn't already. I think everyone should at least examine this grommet as soon as possible. You might be holding water back their too. It might just not be enough to leak into the car.
Why... tiss another reason to hate my car...Let it leak and rust to hell FTMFW!
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I dont drive mine in the rain...but ill let my service manager see this thread



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Not a spec of cloging on mine... and mine has never even seen a garage...
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I haven't had this problem ... but this weekend I'll pull the filter out and take a looksy ...
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I posted about my leak issue in the general tech section a few days ago. Same problem- passenger side leak which when I took it to the dealer said was due to that drain getting clogged. They wanted 350 bucks to clean the drain and carpet and replace a 20 dollar cabin filter. I told them no way and cleaned it myself (about an hour and a half). I haven't had anymore electrical issues now that the GEM module has dried out. I feel pretty much fuk'd by my dealer. I dont think its anywhere in the manual or common knowledge to make sure that drain is kept clean or it will cause a leak in your car....
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I just don't understand why this grommet is there. Why not just leave the hole open? That's my plan from now on.

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Good to hear... is there any wetness or any gunk anywhere down near the grommet?

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Not a spec of cloging on mine... and mine has never even seen a garage...

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Yeah man, $350 to fix an issue from a poor design. Complete bullshit!

I'm just glad I finally figured it out!

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I posted about my leak issue in the general tech section a few days ago. Same problem- passenger side leak which when I took it to the dealer said was due to that drain getting clogged. They wanted 350 bucks to clean the drain and carpet and replace a 20 dollar cabin filter. I told them no way and cleaned it myself (about an hour and a half). I haven't had anymore electrical issues now that the GEM module has dried out. I feel pretty much fuk'd by my dealer. I dont think its anywhere in the manual or common knowledge to make sure that drain is kept clean or it will cause a leak in your car....

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Good to hear... is there any wetness or any gunk anywhere down near the grommet?

nope... it just dusty
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Thats good man! Glad there is no gunk in there.

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I'm wondering... how do ou have so many leafs in there... there wasn't even one leaf inside of mine and my car is constantly covered in leafs...

I'm going with the theory that cars built for PR are a bit different,hence why my car is a pile of crap, but my whole undercarage is protected from rust.
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I'm wondering... how do ou have so many leafs in there... there wasn't even one leaf inside of mine and my car is constantly covered in leafs...
That's because all the leafs flocked to the inside of your transmission instead

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