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Water Leak

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Hi there, wondered if anyone can shed some light on my problem......

Wife has a 2002 fiesta LX 1.25 that has a really bad leak inside that no one appears able to resolve, been going on for nearly 2 years now. Been into various garages but no real resolution, problem has always come back.

Water appears to come from the centre console around the feet area out of the air con vents around feet area, especially if going around corners.

No real pattern to it and water at times is warm, even hot We are not talking a few dribbles either, quite a substantial amount of water.

No water reservoirs need regular topping up either so mystery deepens!

Don't really want to have to spend £100s again on a fix that doesn't work so any self help tips would be greatly appreciated......

Cheers

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lift the bonnett and check all the drain holes are clear (use a watering can) at the bottom of the screen, it sounds like the water is getting into the heater input vents which could be why the water feels warm.

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had a go with the watering can but all water just appears to flow off ok, none lying around or anything

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Do you have air conditioning?

If so, have you noticed whether or not it seems to happen when the A/C is on?

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car does have air con but leak appears to happen whether on or off.....

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We had a W plate Fiesta which had this problem and it ended up being one of the pipes that come out of the AC.

If you're convinced that's not it, then don't bother, but if I were you, i'd turn the engine on, put the AC on, get out of the car and lay on the floor looking towards the back of the engine. If water starts dripping out, then it's not that pipe. If you get little or no water, then it may very well be blocked.

Just a suggestion!

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cheers - I will give it a go!

Thinking about it, must admit that I have never noticed any puddles of water under the car like you get on most A/C cars so you may be leading me in the right direction.....

Any ideas as to how to unblock the pipe?!

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Send me a private message on here with your mobile number and I will call you to discuss it. It's not very easy to explain when you write it down! :rolleyes:

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Yep, that sounds about right! Exactly the same problem we had!

I wouldn't bother unclipping anything. The pipe in question is only rubber which you can see from underneath the car. Basically, i wiggled and rubbed that :P from INSIDE the car and something obviously came loose.

Will probably help if you left the AC on before hand if you can because the build up of water behind it might put a bit of pressure on the rubbish that's causing the blockage.

Keep us updated on whether or not this solves your problem. Seeing as it's been going for quite some time, i'm sure you'll be happy if it is!

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Well, I had a go last night, located the rubber pipe no problems and gave it a good old massage but think there is a serious blockage towards the part of the pipe that heads through the floor.

Pipe is nice and soft at the end by the connection to the underneath of the heater bits but gets steadily harder the closer you get to the floor outlet

99.99% sure this is the problem as can see no evidence of water dripping out under the car

therefore, think it is going to be a garage visit maybe - but at least I now know what the problem is and can't be ripped off as obviously before!!

thanks for all your help!

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Jack the car up and find the pipe where it comes out underneath the car. Find something thin (but not sharp ended as you could pierce or tear the pipe) and stick it up there as far as you can.

After another massage from inside, if it doesn't work then it's a trip to the garage unfortunately!

If it is the AC, I am amazed that the garage has never thought of it before now!

Hope you get it sorted either way but keep us posted!

Good luck!!

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