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Old 09-18-2010, 09:08 AM
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Wife's 01 XC70 has developed a water leak, and here in the rainy Pacific Northwest, that ain't good!
Anyway, it is on the passenger side front. It is a static leak, i.e. it gets wet when ever the car sits in the rain, not just when driving.

I found the water to be coming in (or dripping ) from under the dash at the center part of the passenger foot well in other words, right about where you put your feet.

Any ideas? I'm thinking sunroof drain, but an open to any other ideas. Also, what is the best way to clean out the drains. I'm planning on running a stiff wire or weed whacker line down the drain hole in the sunroof channel.

Thanks for any help/advice.

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Sounds like you got this, also check the evaporator case drain.
 
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Pull both from A-pillar covers very carefully and check the hoses by the side of the dash area.
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:19 AM
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What's the safest and easiest way to pull the A pillar cover?
 
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The main things are 1.The clips might break. You just have to pull straight off. 2. There is a metal spring thing between the panel and body of the car. You need to work it out.
That is about it and you will be fine.
 
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Pulled the A Pillar covers and checked the sunroof drain hoses today and they looked fine. Ran some weed eater line down both drain hoses and they were clear. Ran about a gallon of water through both drains at the sunroof. Both drains are clear and no leaks.

SO, I pulled the trim out of the passenger footwell and check the evap drain hose. IT was fine and clear too. Then I checked the foam covering a wire bundle that runs into the door pillar and it was soaking wet. I poured some water on the windshield and BINGO. It turns out the rubber trim on the passenger side lower corner of the windshield is missing about a 1.5 inch long chunk. I'm pretty positive that is where my leak is coming from. I sealed it temporarily with some clear aquarium sealer until I can replace the rubber trim piece.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!
 
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Fingers crossed for you.
 
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Thanks!
 
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I have pulled the pillar cover off my 2004 XC70 to check hose for clogging, but there is no hose under the cover, it must be else-wear maybe in the roof section??
 
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