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    Water Leak

    So I have a water leak coming from my passenger side floor. After being not busy anymore I decided to investigate the water leak. Before I could investigate, I did some research and found these threads that helped me locate where my leak was coming from.

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...ide-water-leak

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...-Water-Problem

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...in-water-leaks

    So I decided to test the roof rack since the previous owner took off the roof rack, but no luck. Tested the door if it was leaking, again no luck. But when I tested the wipercowl basing from the links above, long and behold it did leak. As I was observing the wiper cowl, it was only leaking when the water is kind of overflowing and going into where the outside air is coming inside the cabin. With that being said, I concentrated the water in full blast where the outside air is coming from and this happens:



    Yup, its pretty bad. Also, I saw some rusts around where I was putting water into, I cant see it clearly becuase its on a tight spot and i cant even fit my hand to reach it, so I do not know the condition of that rust. Question is, (I know this is a stupid one, forgive me) can water really go where the outside air is coming from? Or theres some big ass hole around the vent? Thanks!
    Last edited by heyitsrain; 12-04-2018 at 12:19 PM.

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    Check out this thread...

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...in-water-leaks

    I remember reading the thread years ago so I removed my wiper cowl and cleaned it out, siliconed a few little holes and made sure my drain holes were clear.

    These are the drain holes (I stole the picture from that thread)



    The area under the cowl is like a trough and if the drain holes are plugged the water level can rise and water can run into the fresh air intake and into the interior of the car.
    Last edited by pcb; 12-04-2018 at 10:12 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb View Post
    Check out this thread...

    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/show...in-water-leaks

    ...

    The area under the cowl is like a trough and if the drain holes are plugged the water level can rise and water can run into the fresh air intake and into the interior of the car.

    Ohh I forgot about that thread as well, i also tried ti clean up the wiper cowl drain with a hanger as well and cleaned some mud pile up behind the plastic cover and its still kind of overflowing, and thought that its normal(the overflowing that is) since i dont know how fast/slow the drain really is. I guess i dint clean the drain well enough. Will try to clean it when the weather warms up a bit up in here. Will update, thanks!
    Last edited by heyitsrain; 12-04-2018 at 12:17 PM.

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