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I think the overheating episode did a permanent damage to your car. A gasket could have cracked or the head could have warped or even cracked, thus allowing water into the engine itself. Too much heat in an engine can cause serious problems because heat causes metal to expand. The hotter the engine gets, the tighter clearances become until there are ...


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Do you mean the rear windscreen or the side door window? If it is the windscreen, I believe they are bonded in and so will be very difficult to do anything with unless you have specialist equipment. If it is the door window, the seals on these usually clip to the door frame and so should be replaceable. You may find they you have to remove the window glass ...


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I went down the route of some all weather sealant in the end, covered the entire channel where the two panels meet, along with each mounting point for the roof rails. Before applying I removed any previous sealant and cleaned with degreaser, seems to have applied well, fingers crossed it keeps the water out when it next rains.


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The problem more than likely is the drain tube for the A/C unit is plugged. Where this drains from becomes filled up after a bit of use from the A/C and has no place to go, so drains into the passenger side of the cabin. To fix this, you need to find the drain tube. This is usually located on the passenger side of the vehicle by the firewall (usually ...


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There is no way to put sealant around the outside of the housing to get it to stop leaking. You could possibly put a sealant within the coolant system, such as Bar's Radiator Stop Leak, which may or may not solve your leak issue temporarily (may solve it permanently, but I never trust it). Your better bet is to just replace the gasket. This is a ...


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The best success I've had drying any carpet is with an upholstery attachment on a carpet cleaner or with a shop-vac. Since it smells damp maybe it would be a good time to use a carpet cleaner on the whole thing. If you don't have one of those they have vacuums at car washes that should work. Some Damp-Rid might help dry it out and help the smell after you ...


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While it is not imperative that it is completely flush together, it will make a difference. You will have a leak possibility there. This is the reason you replaced the weather stripping in the first place. What you need to do is stretch the weather stripping down on both sides so it will come together in the middle. If you start at dead center on the top ...


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One other thing that may be the problem is that the water pump could have locked up. If the pump was running off of the timing belt/chain then it could have seized. This could have jammed the belt, and locked the engine. This could cause the valves to stop moving, while the pistons carry on. This causes the pistons to smash into the valves which could ...


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Get a friend to spray water on the windshield and surrounding areas while you are inside the car doors closed with a flashlight looking under the dash. Don't spray the water forcibly at the windshield try to make it like a rain shower. You can make a simple stand out of pump pipe holding a shower head to do the same thing if you don't have an assistant.


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I wish you luck. In my experience any car that's 10 years old or more is probably leaking somewhere, just most times people haven't noticed yet (although, they eventually notice when the floor rusts through and falls out). The causes of leaks are multitude. You just have to go around every spot where there's a break in the metal (antennas, windows, trim, ...


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The areas for checking the leak are the window channels, the grooves which the glass slides in, are fully in place to the top of the window frame; The glass is sitting in the window channels squarely, adjustment can usually be made on the glass retainers behind the doors trim panel; The door aperture seal is correctly fitted and in good condition, the ...



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