water leaks


lup
11-17-2003, 12:13 PM
In my 2000 olds alero when it rains, the water comes in the passenger door (2 door) and soaks the back floor board. Then one day noticed that my dash wrinkled up and my cd's were coming out wet, not damp, but wet. Think that particular problem might have been related to air conditioner since I don't use it hardly ever, and it hasn't happened since. Also one day I felt of the backrests of the back seat and they were damp. I have a moonroof, but have never found the roof area wet. If these are fixable I'd like to find out otherwise I'm sure I need to get rid of the peace of junk I decided to buy after looking for a year! I'm tired of keeping a towel jammed in the door to catch the water.

red_alero
01-05-2004, 11:04 PM
Did your dash pad stay buckled after it dried out from your water leak?

The dash and three of my door pads have come unglued and buckled just a week after I turned 36,000 miles.

This was not due to a water leak, it is due to a factory workmanship and material defect which I am discovering many Alero owners are now experiencing just about the time the bumper to bumper warranty runs out. The dash and door pads are not covered with an extended warranty or the GM Protection plan--so neither GM or the dealer will fix the problem.

I am now having a problem with my fuse blowing constantly which takes out the tail and dash lights. The mechanic so far has not been able to find the cause of the short that is causing the fuse to keep blowing.

I am now wondering if it too, might be caused by a water leak in the dash, although I have not found any place where I have noticed water around the dash or under the hood with the fuse box.

I would appreciate any information that you have as to how you corrected your problem.

lup
01-20-2004, 12:08 PM
Well my dash stayed wrinkled and I assumed it was another water leak because the day it happened my cd's were coming out wet and it also rained really hard that day. But I also know that the material on my door came out from under the lip by the window. I just am astonished of all the problems I have, that since joining this forum have proved to be defective in ALL Aleros, and there are no recalls. What does it take to get a RECALL!!!! But they are known for leaking water in the doors which could get in the fuse area on both doors, another problem that Grand Am is associated with.

dvincent
01-30-2004, 08:20 PM
1999 Grandam 2 door / Same car as the Alero

Your issues are also common in the Pontiac Grand AM's, we own a 1999 that has about 40K miles on it and are in search of where the leaks are coming from.

So far, our leaks build up in the area behind the passenger seat, rear , after it rains. We had a problem with water in the trunk on the passenger side as well.

Trunk - If you check in the lower right side corner of the trunk you will see a flap that GM put in these corners for some odd reason. I put double sided tape on each side of the flap to allow it to stay closed yet drain any water out that might get in it, that did the trick fir the trunk. Now we have to address the 1/2 inch inside the passenger side rear floor.

Floor:
The front is dry, so I don't think its a heater core, or firewall leak, nor do I think its a sunroof or windshield issue. I think it has to do with the water getting into the car when its being driven in the rain, there has to be an opening underneath or around the lower side of the passenger door allowing the water in.

GM, if your reading these FORUM's and you should be, you need to get this fixed as the Japanees are singing all the way to the bank. As people read these forums they are getting wiser on what your people are not doing and when the time comes to sped their money I am certain it will not be on a GM product.

DDV


Well my dash stayed wrinkled and I assumed it was another water leak because the day it happened my cd's were coming out wet and it also rained really hard that day. But I also know that the material on my door came out from under the lip by the window. I just am astonished of all the problems I have, that since joining this forum have proved to be defective in ALL Aleros, and there are no recalls. What does it take to get a RECALL!!!! But they are known for leaking water in the doors which could get in the fuse area on both doors, another problem that Grand Am is associated with.

lup
03-01-2004, 10:28 AM
Well I already know where the water is coming from that gets in my back passenger floor board. I got inside my car one day as it started to rain(parked in my driveway) and I was in the back seat. The water started to stream in over the door way at the bottom, right into the back floor board. I took it to a body shop and he said my seals were good. I work with a guy who has a newer grand am, and he too has had similiar problems like the windows and he too had the water leak. He said that he fixed his. If you have ever took the door panel off,( probably if you've ever fixed the window), there is a plastic sheet that covers door. Now I am not sure what he was talking about, but he said that water comes through the door somehow naturally, and that somehow by putting an extra piece of plastic on there it helped. I really didn't understand, maybe someone will get an idea of what i'm talking about. But he is supposed to fix mine if he ever gets time.

CreeperSteve
03-12-2004, 01:38 AM
ive seen the plastic.. its like shrink wrap.. ive replaced the speakers in a buddy's 99 tacoma and when we took the door panels off there was a plastic layer under the door panel.. i guess that keeps the water out that runs down the window..

Doug W
09-28-2004, 01:33 AM
I have been having leaks as well to the point where the water destroyed the drivers side fuse box. In may case the water gets in the sun roof. The sun roof drain runs down the column supporting the windshield but it cannot handle high volumes of water so it backs up and overflows into the car. Becase the roof is sloped forward the water leaks into the fornt and runs down through the fuse box and under the driver and passenger doors.The GM dealership could not find the leak so I took it to a body shop who found it quickly but a are having trouble finding a way tp stop the leak through the sun roof.

Anyone else having this problem?

aleroaddict
09-28-2004, 10:17 PM
1999 Grandam 2 door / Same car as the Alero
GM, if your reading these FORUM's and you should be, you need to get this fixed as the Japanees are singing all the way to the bank. As people read these forums they are getting wiser on what your people are not doing and when the time comes to sped their money I am certain it will not be on a GM product.

DDV

Hey man, I totally agree with you on that. foreign cars run much better and have a lot fewer problems. Our family has had 3 camry's (2 of which we have now) and our 97' has about 110k on it, and this is the first time that it has needed a new part since we got it (besides oil changes). I'm sorry but GM owners, face it, American cars are just not built like foreign cars!! i don't mean to be ripping on anyone or anything. by the way i do drive an alero, and love it, but i also haven't had the bad luck of most of the other alero owners!

kaybeezi
10-19-2004, 07:05 PM
Well I already know where the water is coming from that gets in my back passenger floor board. I got inside my car one day as it started to rain(parked in my driveway) and I was in the back seat. The water started to stream in over the door way at the bottom, right into the back floor board. I took it to a body shop and he said my seals were good. I work with a guy who has a newer grand am, and he too has had similiar problems like the windows and he too had the water leak. He said that he fixed his. If you have ever took the door panel off,( probably if you've ever fixed the window), there is a plastic sheet that covers door. Now I am not sure what he was talking about, but he said that water comes through the door somehow naturally, and that somehow by putting an extra piece of plastic on there it helped. I really didn't understand, maybe someone will get an idea of what i'm talking about. But he is supposed to fix mine if he ever gets time.

I have the same problem with the water leaking. when it rains hard the water gets into my fuse box. Sometimes it makes mt trunk pop open by its self. Now my trunk, door locks and widows seldomly work.damn release doesn't work

Doug W
12-30-2004, 07:42 PM
I have the same problem with the water leaking. when it rains hard the water gets into my fuse box. Sometimes it makes mt trunk pop open by its self. Now my trunk, door locks and widows seldomly work.damn release doesn't work


I found the source of the problem of the water getting into the fuse box and shorting the elctrical system. The water comes in the sun roof. The metal which supports the sunroof is in two pieces. In my car the join between the two was not sealed. When it rained hard water flowed through the join, instead of going through the roof drain, and went down the windshield column into the fuse box. I took it to a body shop who sealed both sides of the join with silicone. I have not had a leak since even in the heavist rain.

Part of the problem is that the roof drains are too small and cannot handle the volume of water in a heavy rain. :

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