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Water Sounds From Front Engine Compartment

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Old 10-12-2006, 09:14 PM
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After the car spent a night outside during a rainstorm, I've been hearing water sloshing back and forth somewhere in the direction of front engine compartment every time I make a sharp left or right turn. (AC is "urinating" normally) I removed a couple "dirt panels" in the engine compartment and got some of the water and gunk out from where I thought it would be, but the sounds persist. Will the rainwater (presuming its water) just drain itself out over the course of a few days, or do I need to take measures to really find all of it under there?

I will greatly appreciate any advice!
 
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:10 PM
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You probably have a plugged up drain somewhere. Itll probably keep sloshing untill the drain is unplugged. Check near the cowl area.
 
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:01 PM
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Thanks, but it seemed to have cleared itself up in 24 hours, glad that's over.
 
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:11 AM
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At least, if it comes back, you know where to start looking...
 
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:28 AM
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There are drains above the trans for the plenum under the hood where all the electronics sit. The car will need to be on a lift to access them. The drains are on the left & right of the trans if u are looking staright up at it. Had the same problem with mine. Make sure to get those drains cleared as soon as possible. If those elctronics get wet it WILL SNOWBALL on you & cost$$$$$$.
 
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:29 PM
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That sloshing sound could also have been water accumulated in the center of the car. Remove the rear center A/C vents and take a peek. Sometimes the water will accumulate there and I have to vacuum it out. In extreme cases (you know, like going to a car wash) water can pour out of those rear vents.
 
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