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Buick Forum: Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue
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    Exclamation Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue

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    Had a puddle of water show up on the front passenger side floor after the last rain storm. Vacuumed it up then sat inside to watch during the next rain. Noticed it dripping from the blower fan area. Have had the car for 6 months with no issues until this week. Has been through heavy rains prior to this with no leaking. Where do I begin to look for what's wrong?

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    Re: Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue

    It sounds like the condensate drain in the lower fan box is plugged up with trash. That will have to be opened & cleaned from under the car.

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    Re: Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue

    Had the same problem on a Beretta i had, was leaking from the firewall, that is what i was told though...

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    Re: Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue

    Did some research on this and looks like what you explained is the AC condensate drain. Forgot to mention in the OP that this vehicle doesn't have an operating AC so would this still be the probable cause? Also this didn't happen during driving, the vehicle has been parked during the rain events.

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    Re: Newbie here to the forums! 1998 Century Custom water leak issue

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    In your case the best way is to have someone do some gentle spraying with a hose while you get down low and see where water is coming in. You have a rust hole or a sealant bead split on the cowl somewhere. You eliminated a lot of possibilities when you said the car took water in while just sitting. You will not have to worry about the a/c if it's inoperative. Make sure you peel the carpet so water doesn't get trapped on the floorboards and rust them out.

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