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'93 Impreza filling with water...help...gurgle!
Posted 05 April 2004 - 04:04 PM
Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on how to locate/fix the problem?
Posted 05 April 2004 - 07:53 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:39 PM
Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:41 PM
P.S. Don't be afraid to push it with the amount/force of the water. If it is going to leak, MAKE IT LEAK!! Seals should be able to take it!! If not, they need some work. Now saying that, don't push it by using a high pressure car wash. A garden hose will work just fine.
Another option is to check with your local auto glass company. We use Ultrasonic Leak Detectors which makes it much easier to locate any breaks in seals or body seams. (car MUST be dry for them to work properly!)
Letting us know your results would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:44 PM
Pretty good advice if I must say so myself!
Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:36 AM
If the rear door seal is intact my next check would be the wheel wells. Water gets forced into them.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:01 AM
There's drain pipes in the A and C pillars, these connect up with hoses behind the rear wheel wells...check for unhooked hoses and blockages.
Could be the rearwindow seal. Hope not though!
Electric antenna on the rear flank? This has a drain hose too.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:01 PM
I don't have a sun/moonroof or a rear electric antenna, could there be any other drain pipes I don't know about?
Also, I don't think I mentioned that my car is a wagon, not a sedan. If it makes any difference.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:16 PM
Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:22 PM
Posted 21 September 2016 - 04:27 PM
Also check the wheel wells especially the passenger side for any holes. Water definitely gets flung up and into any holes in that area.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:46 PM
Had to deal with this on another vehicle.
1. Remove the wheel.
2. Wrap suspension with plastic wrap(like from your kitchen).
3. Partially unscrew all fasteners holding up your wheel liner.
4. Tape the edge of the wheel well to prevent over spray (don't have to if you don't plan on spraying to the edge).
5. Take a can of under carriage spray and cover it with 1-2 coats.
I did this in our Jeep and it stopped completely. We take it through streams quite often, so it has been tested.
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