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06 Fiesta - Leaking Behind Wiper Arm (pics)

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Hi all,


I've noticed a pool of water sitting at the top of my drivers side strut housing after it rains, see below:


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To find out where the leak is I poured some water down my windscreen and it comes in on the right hand wiper blade arm:


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The water then continues it journey back behind the engine and as you can see from the last pic that piece of metal is starting to rust.


What would you recommend in order to fix this? Car is a 2006 Fiesta. I'm aware of the leaking wiper jets on this model but this has been fixed already.


Thanks!

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Had this on my fiesta mk6, used to just put Vaseline into the recess to stop rusting of the top of the strut and when I washed the car just polished the plate to keep it clean. No big hardship

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You could look at some grommets on eBay to plug the hole of the strut mount. If it needs to be removed, cut the grommet out (very tight fit) then replace with a new one

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Thanks for your replies, seems to be a terrible design by ford, it's literally a bowl for water, not sure what they expected when they designed it. I've brought some 32mm rubber grommets from ebay and i'll fit thosem perhaps with some silicone sealant to be extra sure

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