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droveavolvoonce 11-16-2010 06:09 PM

Hood weatherstrip question
Hi, folks!

I'm trying to fix a continuing leak problem - into the footwells (passenger side typically and sometimes the driver side). I know this is a common issue that people are having, but I think I've tried the usual fixes.

I've replaced the oval seal located under the hood on the passenger side and the sunroof drain lines are attached and seem to be working adequately.
I confirmed today by pouring water down the windshield that water wasn't flowing around the under-hood seal.

Is there supposed to be a weather seal attached to the rear lip of the hood (the part that abuts the windshield)? Do I have some kind of seam problem somewhere under the passenger fender?

Thanks in advance!


OldNuc 11-16-2010 06:26 PM

Re: Hood weatherstrip question
Two things might be your problem, the HVAC box drain is plugged, see this video: [url][/url] And/or the rubber sealing strip is missing off of the front lip of the cowl. That is the edge in front of the oval opening, there is a rubber sealing strip that goes all the way across the cowl front.

droveavolvoonce 11-16-2010 07:00 PM

Re: Hood weatherstrip question
Thanks Oldnuc!

The cowl seal is definitely there, though it doesn't seem to cling on all that tightly on the passenger side. Will have to look into the HVAC box drain situation.

Unfortunately that video has been yanked. :(


p.s. Is the seal the one listed as 'insulator seal' on The picture makes you think it's attached to the hood...

OldNuc 11-16-2010 07:42 PM

Re: Hood weatherstrip question
The read down through the rest of the posts and you will find the update. They are all listed in the first sticky post in the How-To Library forum section. Or Just search for richpin06 on YouTube. There is one there.

Have no use for The part is listed as Seal, Hood and that is it.

richpin06 11-17-2010 10:09 AM

Re: Hood weatherstrip question

Unfortunately that video has been yanked. -


Sorry about the inconvenience of the video with the dead link.From time to time i will update my videos for one reason or the other all in the hope of making them better.If you do come across any with dead links do what OldNuc mentioned and go to the end of the sticky and you should find the updated video there.Here is the updated video:[url][/url]

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