WATER LEAK FROM SEAM UNDER CORNER OF DASH TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 92-050 Related Ref Number(s): 92-050 ARTICLE BEGINNING WATER LEAK FROM SEAM UNDER CORNER OF DASH Model(s): 1992-97 Honda Civic Section: Body Bulletin Number: 92-050 Date: February 3, 1997 SYMPTOM A water leak into the footwell from under the left or right comer of the dash. PROBABLE CAUSE Not enough sealer on the cowl side of the panel -to-bulkhead seam. CORRECTIVE ACTION Apply sealer to the seams where the side panel joins the bulkhead. Refer to section 20 of the appropriate Service Manual for removal and reinstallation of body components. 1. Look for a leak from the lower corners of the dashboard while an assistant runs water over the windshield and cowl. Confirm which side is leaking. 2. Remove the windshield wiper arms and the cowl cover. 3. Remove the side sill, the inner fender, and the front fender from the side that is leaking. 4. Insert a scraping tool through the access holes, and remove all loose sealer. For better visibility, shine a flashlight through the holes. See Fig. 1 . 5. Before you reseal the seams, clean them with a wax and grease remover such as Prepsol. 6. Apply a generous amount of 3M Ultra Pro Seam Sealer, see REQUIRED MATERIALS , to the seams on the inner panel. Make sure you seal all of the seams. See Fig. 2 . NOTE: This bulletin supersedes Technical Service Bulletin number 92-050, dated May 15, 1995. NOTE: You may need to fasten a length of rubber tubing to the sealer Page 1 of 3 WATER LEAK FROM SEAM UNDER CORNER OF DASH -1996 Honda Civic DX7. Inspect the area at the bottom of the A pillar and around the hood hinge. Seal any gaps that you find in the sealer. See Fig. 3 . 8. Driver's side only: Inspect the grommet around the hood release cable, and seal it if needed. 9. Retest the area for leaks. 10. Reinstall all removed parts. Fig. 1: Access Holes Fig. 2: Sealer Fig. 3: Hood Hinge & Sealer REQUIRED MATERIALS 3M Ultra Pro Seam Sealer (order from 3M dealer): P/N 051135-08302 (5 oz tube) P/N 051135-08360 (310 ml foil pack, requires P/N 08398 flexible applicator gun) WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION In Warranty: The normal warranty applies. Operation Number: 841700 - Reseal panel-to-bulkhead left seam. Flat Rate Time: 1.5 hrs. Operation Number: 842700 - Reseal panel-to-bulkhead right seam. Flat Rate Time: 1.5 hrs. Failed Part: P/N 60400-SR3-A00ZZ H/C 3886629 Defect Code: 059 Contention Code: B06 Out of Warranty: Any repair performed after warranty expiration may be eligible for goodwill consideration by the District Service Manager or your Zone Office. You MUST request consideration, and get a spout when applying sealer to the upper parts of the seams.decision, before starting work.
Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 2:06 PM