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Hi all, my Caliber sxt has developed a leak somewere on its n/side front door. Water is now sitting in the passenger footwell. Local garage (very good) has tried three times with plenty of water. Door seal looks good with no tears or splits. Drain holes have been cleared.Plastic has been placed over door step but water still runs in. Car located in u.k Any help . Thank you John R
 

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Check for leaks around the edge of the windshield as I can tell you from personal experience that the adhesive/seal used on the windshield can develop a leak. Pull off the interior trim on the A-pillar and look for signs that water has been running down the trim and into the footwell.
 

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Check for leaks around the edge of the windshield as I can tell you from personal experience that the adhesive/seal used on the windshield can develop a leak. Pull off the interior trim on the A-pillar and look for signs that water has been running down the trim and into th
 

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This was very common on the 07 cars, look at older threads. It is the seam that needs sealing at the rear of the fender/wing.
 

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This was very common on the 07 cars, look at older threads. It is the seam that needs sealing at the rear of the fender/wing.
Hi Aleks, is it the seal that is attached to the inside of the car or is it the seal that goes around the door . Thanks for your reply, Also what happened to the u.k Caliber forum, I think the Administrator was a guy named Wolf or something like that,, forum was live last year I think, John R
 

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It's neither. IIRC the factory failed to apply seam sealant between two body panels on the early production cars and that allowed water to get in. Just do a search here for "seam sealant".
 

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Hi Chris do you know what two panels they were . Also are they easy to locate to resell. Thanks John R
 

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I think I remember it was three pieces of panelling and when they went to three shift working. You will be looking at the rear of the wheel well effectively behind the plastic liner so take that out too. It's kind of specialist and even the dealers had trouble with guidance. Since it's not visible you should be able to bodge a seal. I would take out the carpet and use a spray bottle with colored water to track the ingress.

Brendy did a lot of research on this
The 'good' ones had an aluminum foil seal at the rear of the fender.

However all that was a manufacturing fault that would have been revealed a long time ago.
Why did you suspect your door? Could it be aged hardened window seals.
I had a burst can of lemonade from the drinks bin flood my passenger mat.
The most common reason is a blocked a/c drain tube, they get clogged with gunk and can be pushed through with a straightened wire hanger.
 
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