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Old 03-09-2008, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got water leaking from under my windshield cowl into my passenger compartment by my ecu.

I poured water into the windshield cowl so it would drain towards the passenger side and right away water came in from above the ecu. It looks like it's leaking in up around the blower somewhere.

I've searched and all I come up with is a common gen2 problem. Has anyone experienced this problem with the gen3 and know where it's leaking?
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would like to know too. I have the same thing I believe going on. I temporary solved it by shutting the outside air feed so the air is just circulating inside the cab.
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Same problem with mine. I haven't had it long and only once in the rain. Floor on passenger side was all wet.
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Did any one of you reciently have your windshield replaced?

I got the same thing but its on the driverside..
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Did any one of you reciently have your windshield replaced?

I got the same thing but its on the driverside..
It's not an issue with the windshield seal. I poured water directly below the windshield (not touching the windshield at all) and into the cowl, and it comes in the cabin above the ecu.
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check what the g2 people did i had a g2 and had the problem had to remove the cowl and replace some 2$ seals around some screws i think but i would do that
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check what the g2 people did i had a g2 and had the problem had to remove the cowl and replace some 2$ seals around some screws i think but i would do that
I pulled the cowl off and there aren't any screws or seals to be seen on the G3.
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expandable foam!
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Old 03-10-2008, 01:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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expandable foam!
What a wonderful contribution to the thread.

Care to explain?
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i think the suggestion is to fill up the area with expandable foam

while this may fix the problem it doesn't seem like a permanent solution and it would probably look pretty ghetto

instead you should just keep taking stuff apart trying to find where exactly the water is coming in, then replace whatever is letting water in
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yea i would keep tearing this off and looking for some screws or something because expandable foam is ghetto and i would not suggest it
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It's so strange. Underneath the windshield cowl is a tray that allows water to drain down the passenger side fender and onto the ground. Along the tray is a hole with an approx 1" high wall around it that is used to suck in fresh air to the blower fan, which can be seen down the hole. It doesn't appear that water is getting into the hole because the wall stops it.

It looks like the water goes past the fresh air hole, then down the inside of the fender, at which point it somehow gets into the cabin. Is there a diagram or picture anywhere that shows what is behind the passenger side fender?

Edit: Found this thread on honda-tech that looks like the same issue.
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UPDATE:
Pulled off bumper, sideskirt and fender last night to see if I could find a body seam crack to fix (like the H-T article I linked to). No luck.

Next is to try from the inside - need to pull the airbag and the blower motor. If that doesn't let me see it, I guess I'll have to pull the dash as well.
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im havin the same prob with my girls g2 from the rain an snow melting i went 2 start her car up ystrday an there is a frozen puddle of ice on the pass. side floor
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