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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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I found a water leak in my 1996 C220. It seems to be coming in from the main drain system off the windshield. Water leaks into the passenger cabin on the passenger side. I ran water through the grille areas between the windshield and hood compartment on both sides and it was gushing into the compartment.

Could this be a clog, or do I have a bigger problem? I popped the plastic grilles off and it looks like there are screws holding in the grille frame work. How can I get to the tube to see if there is a clog?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 03:36 AM
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RE: water leak

Do you have aircon?

It could be that there's a clog low down in the drain system for the aircon condenser - most C classes will leave a 'wee pool' on the ground on hot days if their drain tubes are working right. You really have to approach the clog from the bottom, not the top...

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2004, 08:41 PM
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RE: water leak

I had the same problem you described in my 1998 C280

The grill was easy to remove -just pay attention to the clips and the direction it snaps together after you remove the screws. (I used a flat screwdriver to assist with the clips) Under the grill you described is the intake area for fresh air for the AC. Mine was just a "flap" that opened and closed with the AC from fresh air to recalculate. The drain was stopped up with trash (dirt, leaves and dirtdobber nest). I also removed the panel under the glove box and carpet. I then removed the cover over the blower motor and found that the charcoal filter was wet and trashed as well as the fan motor area. I dried it all out and have had no more problems. My AC also works much better now [:D] !!! Hope this helps someone else.
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