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[Corsa C] [00-06] water leak at passenger footwell

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by Thom, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Thom

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    Hi guys,

    This has probibly been asked hundreds of times but here goes..

    Got in the car today few minutes went by and I turned left all I heard was water sloshing about and my floor mat wet and again when I turned left but after that no sloshing. Its coming from behind the glove box area well that's wet just now could be another source leaked on to it but. I wiped my finger accross the wet patch and its water not anti freeze as I tasted it

    Suggested so far.. Dry leaves blocking the drains at the battery/washer bottle.

    Leaking gromit(what ever the hell that is lol)

    Missing bulk head bolt

    Heater matrix fault/worn seal

    Corsa c 1.2sxi 2002

    Thanks for any replys
     
  2. sheffufella

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    It taste good?? lol

    Is it a lot of water, I would only guess at the above (the gromit would be the main big rubber thing prob easier to see from engine bay that feeds the main loom through the firewall of the car, water can get in here, but all depends on the amount of water, there is a leak off for the air conditioning (if fitted) small rubber pipe if its split it could be that but surely would only drip out and only when aircon is on.
     
  3. Thom

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    Nah mate not a lot I'd say about 100ml max, ah I get it now are they easly changed?

    Mine has no aircon fitted :)
     
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    Usually water gets past the bcm cover.u need to remove cover reseal it and make sure u refit all the screws.
     
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    Can you recommend a sealer or a silicone sealer do? And is it a hard job?
     
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    Did you solve the problem in the end and if so what did you do?

    What sealer did you use and where did you seal?

    I have the same problem. The Opel garage said to use Tec7 sealer which I can buy in Woodies but its like glue and I dont think I want to be using it on the lid of the BMC! It would be handy to be able to get the lid off it without ripping it off if I need to open it!

    When I took the battery out and cleaned out the sills etc I took the 7 torcs off the lid of the BMC and as far as I can remember the lid came down over and around the BMC so water would have to be getting under the lid and then up over the lip? So perhaps its not the seal on the lid but where the bmc meets the bulkhead thats letting water in and needs to be sealed?

    I normally park in my driveway which has a slope and the back of the van is lower than the front so Im not sure if this is helping the water to get in, I think it does and that its coming in when Im parked.

    I took the glove box out of my Combo and this is what I could see behind it - the water trails are clear to see. I wonder what has failed / degraded to let the water in? Perhaps its some rubber seal somewhere?



    IMG_5736 wet foam .jpg IMG_5740 water trail .jpg
     
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    Its the rubber seal on the lid itself that deteriorates, i usually drill some holes in the base of the bcm/relay box and then use some clear silicone to reseal the lid, if any water does get in then it will drain away through the holes into the bulkhead below the battery and out the drain.
     
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