Inside Water Leak

Tiny
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  • 1997 BUICK SKYLARK
Electrical problem
1997 Buick Skylark 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 100 k miles

I've got a leak in my car. When it rains. Weather its sitting or driving. Water leaks in the front of it.

and fills up the drivers side. Anyone have this problem? And if so.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE ITS LEAKING?

I've replaced the windshield.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 8:40 AM

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Tiny
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This is the TSB for leaks.

WATER LEAKING INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENT - SEAL VENT
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 73-10-68 Related Ref Number(s): 73-10-68
ARTICLE BEGINNING
WATER LEAKING INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENT (APPLY RTV SILICONE SEALER TO TOP VENT GRILLE ASSEMBLY)
Model(s): 1996-98 Buick Skylark
1996-98 Oldsmobile Achieva
1996-98 Pontiac Grand Am Section: 10 - Body Bulletin No: 73-10-68 Date: April, 1998

CONDITION
Some owners may comment on water leaking into the passenger front floor area.

CAUSE
Condition may be due to poor adhesion of the top vent grille assembly to the windshield. The existing seal tape can separate from the glass or the grill above the A/C air intake canister and allow water to overflow into the passenger front floor area.

CORRECTION
Remove the top vent grille assembly. Clean the grille assembly and the surface of contact on the windshield of all sealing tape and adhesive residue. Apply a bead of RTV Clear Silicone Sealer from 3M(R), Part #08662, or equivalent, to the underside of the top vent grille assembly where the old seal tape was removed. Reinstall the grille. Wipe excess RTV Sealer horizontally across sealing area to achieve a smooth finish.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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The problem is drivers side not passanger side
it would be great to get fixed that easy if its a problem like that
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 4:12 PM
Tiny
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The problem with water is it follows the path of least resistance, and my have found a path to the drivers side, can happen.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 7:40 PM
Tiny
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Thanks Merlin!

Any easy way to search for the culprit?
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Only way is the hose and an assistant, a good strong lamp will help the inside man.
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much merlin! You been a great help!
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 10:17 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome.
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Sunday, October 19th, 2008 AT 7:03 AM

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