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Replaced wiper linkage, now water in drivers footwell

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  1. funkyspider
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    [Oct 27, 2010]
    I've just had the wiper linkage replaced at a small independent garage. When driving home tonight after the car had been parked up all day in the rain I took a sharp left junction and felt water hit my accelerator foot as it came into the drivers footwell.

    What could they have put back incorrectly, or missed. It's obviously going back but an idea of what to point them towards may help. I'm sure there was no leak before the work was carried out.

    Thanks
    Martin.
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    [Oct 27, 2010]
    theres a gromet down by the linkage (wires from ecu) this could have been disturbed
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    [Oct 30, 2010]
    might also be worth inspecting the scuttle panel for cracks in case they have put the old one back on and damaged it whilst removing it which is all to easy to do.
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    [Oct 30, 2010]
    You wont crack a steel panel like that .
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    [Oct 31, 2010]
    i think he is on about the plastic one that sits at the bottom of the windscreen, but i think personally even if that was removed it wouldnt let water into the car has it is mainly just a trim
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    [Oct 31, 2010]
    I thought that after i wrote it but theres no way that trim will let in water ,
    for one its got holes in it anyway :)
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    [Oct 31, 2010]
    yes i was talking about the plastic one, but if there are cracks in it at the point where it meets the windscreen, then water can fall behind that into god knows where....
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    [Oct 31, 2010]
    I would ask them if they removed the black box that holds the ecu inside on the o/s of the scuttle panel area. If its not refitted correctly it will let water straight into the car. Ive done many wiper linkages and know how tight it is in there, it does help sometimes if you take the top of the black box to ease access of the wiper linkage assembly.Also make sure the drain tube under the battery is not blocked.
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    [Nov 1, 2010]
    No it wont check else where
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