I would think that since the hood was recently repaired, that would be the likely source.
I would clean the weather stripping on the hood, and clean the metal on the car it comes in contact with, then put a light coat of heavy grease on the entire weather strip. Shut the hood and you should see an even strip of grease on the contact area. Any area that has no or an uneven coat of grease is probably where the water intrusion is coming from.
If the hood contact area has an even coat of grease, then I would remove the wiper arms and the plastic cowl and inspect the area under the wiper mechanisim for cracks in the seam sealant.
Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 6:45 AM