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Old 09-06-2005, 10:42 AM
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Anybody out there have a '78-'87 Olds Cutlass? Whenever it rains or whenever I wash my car my carpet gets wet right under the dash on the passenger side, in the foot area. Anybody have similar problems? I know this is a common problem for these cars, just wondering if anyone has fixed it before, exactly where the problem lies. Thanks

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Hey bowtie_rocket. I don't know if your familiar with this site, http://www.oldsmobileforums.com/foru...php?act=Search. I just found it and thought maybe you could find something there. I just added it to my favorites list. Good luck and I hope this helps.
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Ah yes, leaky G-body front windshield. My Elky does it a little, my dads' Diablo leaks enough to make a small lake and my moms' Monte barely dribbles. As far as I know, the front windshield needs to be re-sealed. I have not done this myself, but I have re-sealed the heater box and the problems still persists. On colder days, on the Diablo you can hear the windshield move around. kinda weird, but I think it is the windshield.
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I have a 75 Pontiac Ventura with the same problem. It is possible that the windshield needs to be resealed, however, in my case the windshield frame has rusted through in spots and has to be patched. The 75 Ventura's and Nova's have a lot of body flex in this area. Its possible this contributes to the sheetmetal problems.
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Guess I had a senior moment. I forgot, years ago I had to pull my front fenders, hood and windshield to access the areas that had rusted through the area at the base of my windshield. I looked pretty funny driving the car down the road to the body shop. New metal was welded in and I haven't had a problem since.
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I worked at an Olds dealership for a while ,& some of these cars were prone to have the heater / a.c. case lower drain tube get plugged up with debris .
Get under car & look for a rubber hose coming from the lower part of the case . If the end appears to be pinched shut , cut off the end & use a short piece of tightly folded or bent clothes hanger to check for a clog . Just dont go too deep so that you hit the heater / evaporator core . Rick
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