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  • SOL1D
    started a topic Damn Passenger side water leaks!! 56k no no

    Damn Passenger side water leaks!! 56k no no

    Decided to go ahead and rip out the blower motor on my DA considering the whole cowl fix didn't make my leak go away. So having the blower motor out of the way HOPEFULLY i'd be able to see where the damn leak was coming from.

    -Started by removing the top cowl piece which everyone hates because of the chance of breaking-


    -After the exterior was done I went to work on the interior pieces and had the blower motor out and everything else in about 45 minutes-


    -After all the pieces I needed to remove were out of the way I could FINALLY see the air duct and hopefully see where the leak was coming from(I know everyone hates this piece of crap, so I threw in the finger for everyone haha)-


    After that I had my sister pour a bucket of water on that side of the windshield to figure out where the leaks were coming from. LOW and BEHOLD I see water dripping from two spots, And it's a pretty fast leak.

    -Here's the first leak(white piece).-


    -If your wondering what that part is on the outside it's this.(the silicone thats on there I have no clue where that came from, think it was already there before I fixed the cowl the first time)-


    -Second leak(White piece, that old boot you see isn't leaking, thats siliconed shut from the first fix lol)-


    -What that is on the outside-


    So after finding all the damn leaks I siliconed and covered those two spots on the outside to prevent and further water from entering in from those two clips. There are more of those clips along the window but I don't think those matter considering their far from where the vent and will probably not leak that way. Hopefully this cures the damn leak from now on, and I don't have to worry about washing my car or rain anymore haha.

    -After all that damn work of clips, bolts, trying to yank out that giant blower motor from that tiny cramped space everything is back to normal- END RANT
    Last edited by SOL1D; 26 Oct 2011, 07:59:19.

  • RocketDrsWife
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    Bummer. Sorry to hear you have to go through that again. I think you're right, it's the summer bake in California that does it. AND not enough garage space. Still daily driving the 90 RS. I was able to save a bit by getting the inner clips (the ones along the engine compartment seal) from Clips & Fasteners. Mine were shot. Good luck!

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  • azzurribaggio
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    Originally posted by azzurribaggio View Post
    Looks like my last redo worked! We've been getting battered here in Norcal and my passenger side floor mats are dry, dry, dry!

    I love it!!!!
    Looks like 8+ years is the shelf life for these fukers......late last year, 2018, the leak came back . I wonder if parking outside and the California hot summers accelerates the aging process for 91608-SJ6-003, the white rubber parts. Anyways looks like I need to order some again and fix this soon.

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  • alexmuchacho
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    Also. Homedepot sells rubber foam tape. Used it to seal my inner cowl. Got a 3/4 width one. A bit too big. Had to trim it thin to fit the inner cowl.

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  • alexmuchacho
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    I replaced the rubber seals in the cowl, but i get a bit of water in the passenger side. Blower motor when i touch it from the inside is wet and has water on it. Thinking i'll try this. Is it possible to get to those white clips without removing the blower? Or is this one of those jobs where i gotta work on it from both inside AND outside?

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  • RocketDrsWife
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    Thanks for the info. I went with attaching the seal to the cowl. I used attachment tape, the dbl stick type. I took some pictures and hope to post how I refurbished my cowl. Probably shouldn't hold your breath though!Need to do a systems overhaul on the computer first. Thanks again for getting back to me.

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  • Colin
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    That piece of rubber is normally attached to the cowl, not the windshield. If it's sticking to the windshield that's just due to dirt or something like that - not an adhesive or anything. Hard to tell what you're dealing with without pics. But if the seal is in tact then I'd just use a razor blade or putty knife or similar to dislodge it from the windshield. Use some adhesive to put it back in place on the cowl and then reinstall. If you need to replace the seal then... well... good luck Probably best trying to find a used cowl at a junk yard although that will be tough to find a good one. You could look for some type of generic seal/gasket material that can be bought by the foot but that may be a wild goose chase.

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  • RocketDrsWife
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    Hey guys, I appreciate you have covered about everything on this thread. My problem is the seal/gasket? That goes along the cowl where it sits against the windshield. It's half stuck and half loose on the cowl. As is usual these days it's a discontinued part. Anybody have any advice for a nice fix? Also is it supposed to be adhered to the windshield? This teg lives outside and with the two pounds of dirt - debris it's not obvious if it just had a crap windshield replacement before we got it or what. Ideas anyone??

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  • hb420
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    Originally posted by mystock92gsr View Post
    your exactly rt...that was the only thing that was not mentioned enough in this thread foam tape around the bottom/backside of the intake cowl is "iffy" but Honda /acura doesn't sell the gasket alone not sure if they have any more intake cowl covers either but foam tape is prob. your best bet ...anyone know where to get that "squishy " tape stuff that was oem...something similar.... I would think that it has a name but can't find anyone that knows exactly the name of the material it's self....;<
    Also there are special silicones made specifically for adhering to plastics/pvc's/vinyl ...sorry don't know what type ...I know,alot of help I am.

    Window seal tape will work for that cover under the cowl, i never understood why people try to use silicone that shrinks and crack to fix a leak. All of these half ass fixes done by people and then they get mad at the car because their cheap lazy fix failed.

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  • mystock92gsr
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    this thread is a awesome and needs to stay alive

    Originally posted by hb420 View Post
    Did you replace the seal for the fresh air intake? That's the one that lets the most water in.
    your exactly rt...that was the only thing that was not mentioned enough in this thread foam tape around the bottom/backside of the intake cowl is "iffy" but Honda /acura doesn't sell the gasket alone not sure if they have any more intake cowl covers either but foam tape is prob. your best bet ...anyone know where to get that "squishy " tape stuff that was oem...something similar.... I would think that it has a name but can't find anyone that knows exactly the name of the material it's self....;<
    Also there are special silicones made specifically for adhering to plastics/pvc's/vinyl ...sorry don't know what type ...I know,alot of help I am.
    Last edited by mystock92gsr; 15 Nov 2015, 17:55:45.

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  • hb420
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    Originally posted by DawsonB17A View Post
    I'd love to know why you keep slamming this car as a POS. What the hell did you expect man? It's a car built to be affordable and it's now 23-26 YEARS OLD. And no matter what you do, stuff breaks. The basic mechanical systems of this car, the engine, transmission, etc are rock solid and probably more reliable and well engineered than half of the stuff on sale today in 2015.

    Anyways, I replaced all of the plastic and rubber pieces at the base of the windshield and the leak...is still there. It's much improved, but still there. Need to pin down the location soon and then, I guess, go nuts with some silicon? Blower motor is currently shot and I don't want to install another one until I sort this problem out.
    Did you replace the seal for the fresh air intake? That's the one that lets the most water in.

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  • DawsonB17A
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    I'd love to know why you keep slamming this car as a POS. What the hell did you expect man? It's a car built to be affordable and it's now 23-26 YEARS OLD. And no matter what you do, stuff breaks. The basic mechanical systems of this car, the engine, transmission, etc are rock solid and probably more reliable and well engineered than half of the stuff on sale today in 2015.

    Anyways, I replaced all of the plastic and rubber pieces at the base of the windshield and the leak...is still there. It's much improved, but still there. Need to pin down the location soon and then, I guess, go nuts with some silicon? Blower motor is currently shot and I don't want to install another one until I sort this problem out.

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  • detman101
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    Originally posted by dlo253 View Post
    Yeah I thought of flex seal. Haha I'm using that if it ever comes back. Grommets and silicone did the trick tho hands down.
    Flex seal doesn't work either.
    That was the last solution I tried.
    The last thing that worked was "Permatex® Flowable Silicone Windshield & Glass Sealer"
    See more at: http://www.permatex.com/products-2/p....NADXHcW8.dpuf

    However, that only lasted from April of 2014 - February of 2015.
    And now, it's leaking again.

    The only solution is to cover that damnable hole.
    That or get rid of the stupid car....

    I'm not spending the same amount to fix it that I paid for this rocket-turd of a car.

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  • detman101
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    Originally posted by detman101 View Post
    Worked for me!!
    no more leaky floor!

    Dm of mD

    Sonofabitch...it's leaking again.


    Damnit...just one more year and I can get rid of this leaky piece of garbage car.
    You get what you pay for and I'll never spend only $800 on a vehicle again unless it's a damned motorcycle.
    An $800 car is bound to be a piece of $#!+.

    Well, back under the cowl I go!
    This time I'm building a damn cover to go over that damned Air Blower Intake hole.
    I'll build it up around the sides and put a nice long cover over the top like what they use for peoples chimneys.
    Like...a little plastic umbrella to go over that damnable hole...

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  • dlo253
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    Yeah I thought of flex seal. Haha I'm using that if it ever comes back. Grommets and silicone did the trick tho hands down.

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