C230 water leak - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Apr 2011
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
C230 water leak

Long time lurker--first time poster.

I've been getting a small puddle of water frequently coming from near the passenger's side tire, even on very dry days. I thought maybe it was coolant but after looking at it closely and sopping some up with a paper towel, it was definitely water. I don't use the air conditioner so I ruled out water from the AC.

Anyway I finally figured out where it was coming from. In the channel at the bottom of the windshield by the wipers, there are 4 weep holes that drain away water from the windshield. I poured some water in there and saw that 2 of the holes worked fine, but the other 2 were clogged. I used a foot long piece of weed whacker cord to fish down in there to open them. No more leak.

I think what was happening is that the water was slowly seeping through the clogs and out through the tubes that connected to those weep holes. My parking spot is under an oak tree so I'm guessing it got clogged with pollen.

Just wanted to post in case anyone else ever has the same issue.
imaref is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
C230 Water leak GreekMB W203 C-Class 3 02-24-2015 08:44 AM
Water Leak jchang519 G-Class 1 10-01-2008 08:08 AM
Water Leak? samlangers W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 1 03-26-2006 03:51 PM
Wiring loom - insulation falling off, water leak, oil leak sjc123456789 W124 E,CE,D,TD Class 3 02-10-2006 10:24 AM
Water Leak Richard Dawson G-Class 6 01-29-2002 10:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome