Ben87

Water Ingress On Mk3 Mondeo

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Evening all, I'm getting water ingress on all doors and it's seems to be only towards the front of the doors!

Has anyone ever had that problem before?

I've got a feeling it could be the window weather strips but wanted to see if anyone had heard of anything else that could cause it.

Thanks

Ben

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Sometimes leaks are hard to trace - if the pollen filter is not fitted right it can let rainwater in

Its a good idea to eliminate the heater matrix leaking coolant into the car- is the coolant level going down?

Do you have a condensation problem and do you keep the windows open/ closed and do you use wind deflectors?

In the Garage i used to work in (a main Ford dealer) there was a guy that fixed these things - he used to run a hose on certain parts of the car to find the leak

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Hi foca, I'm positive it's not the heater matrix or pollen filter as you can see where the water has been sat on the bottom of the door rubber when opening the doors.

It's been like that for about a year and a half, now I come to think of it roughly the same time I fitted the chrome weather strips.

Starting to think it could be them, what you think?

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Hi foca, I'm positive it's not the heater matrix or pollen filter as you can see where the water has been sat on the bottom of the door rubber when opening the doors.

It's been like that for about a year and a half, now I come to think of it roughly the same time I fitted the chrome weather strips.

Starting to think it could be them, what you think?

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Could be - there are inner and outer door seals - you could always take the chrome weather strips off to see what happens

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I had water in the rear footwell of my 2004 Mondeo and was easily fixed. The water came in though the horizontal window weather strip ( where the window slides up and down ). Even a brand new weather strip will not stop all of the rain water getting in. It hits the SPEAKER and drops INSIDE the sealing rubber at the bottom of the door frame then fills the footwell.

All you have to do to fix it is to remove the door inner panel ( 5 minute job ) and with a hose pipe you will see the water dripping in above the speaker. I found a roll of 5 inch ( single brick ) damp proof membrane in my shed. This is thick plastic but any thick plastic sheet will do. I cut 3 lengths ABOUT 16 inches long X 5 inches wide. The speaker has 2 studs at the top. Make 2 holes the same width as these studs at the top of the three 5 inch strips.

Or just cut a fan shaped bit of thick plastic sheet 5 inches at the top X 16 inches down and about 12 inches wide at the bottom.

Remove speaker, then position the 3 plastic strips ( LIKE A FAN OPENING WIDER AT THE BOTTOM ) at the top of the speaker on the studs so that the water does not touch the speaker but runs over the strips like a raincoat and ends up on the outer part of the door panel and then drips out of the normal hole at the bottom of the door.

That is all I did to fix the leak on one back door but I am sure all doors can be fixed the same way.

Good Luck

Dave

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Dave May

This is exactly what I have being trying to solve for months. Many thanks.

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Cheers for the reply Dave I'll get this done as soon as I've got some free time. Did you take any pictures of when you did it?

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No I didn't take any pictures this time. Once the door inner panel is off and you turn on the hose

pipe you will soon see what you have to cover up. It is normal for water to get inside the door

just make sure it comes out of the holes at the bottom, on the OUTSIDE of the rubber seal on the

bottom of the door frame.

I found with the speaker removed from its hole in the door ( no need to remove the 2 wires ) the

water did NOT get INSIDE the rubber seal, but as soon as the speaker was pushed in place the

water dripped on to it and then dropped INSIDE the seal. This is probably the reason that some

speakers don't work. The water has corroded the wiring connection. Easily fixed with a minature

shower curtain hooked onto the speaker studs at the top.

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I think I may have the same problem on my ST. After heavy rain I open the door there is water sat on top of the bottom door seal on the front drivers side

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