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I knew that it might be possibly that I had a interior leak, but I wasn´t sure until the other week I went out to my car and I found a puddle on my passenger side. After looking closly it appeared to be coming from the Blower motor. I was wondering if anyone had, had this problem. And it is coming from the passenger side. If anyone would know where a opening for the blower motor would be that I should look or if they had a similar problem and I should look there for it. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

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No it is water, because I don´t get this puddle while the car is turned off. The car had sat for a day and then it rained hard. and when I went out to go drive it somewhere it had a puddle of water on the passenger side floor. and it didn´t have any color mixture to it. Just water and you can see the drip.
 

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Water coming in that area I would think either a leaking heater core, or a hole in the firewall.
 

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I´m not sure about the heater core because the cars Temp is fine it acts normal. No overheating (knock on wood) and it isn´t coming from the side that the heater core is. it is coming from the side close to the fender/ door opening. That description Fender/Door is just to give you a idea. Please don´t tell me to check the seals on the door because it is not a problem.
 

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The blower sucks in air through a big hole in a cavity below the windshield under a trim/grille piece where the wipers are mounted. The cowl area. Rainwater normally gathers in this cavity and drains down through tubes or just holes on either side that route through the fenders. I´m talking about "usually". I don´t know exactly how the Escort does it. If the drains are clogged by leaves and crap, then the rainwater can rise to the level of the cabin air intake hole and flow in there, drenching your girlfriend´s feet. So then you need to remove the cowl trim and clean the drains and the whole area out. Or maybe there´s some rust damage that´s holes that allow water through. This area is directly above the footwell. Sometimes the rust holes are too hard to find, though, because they can be at the bottom of the A pillars and hidden under other sheetmetal. I hope the clogged drain thing is the cause. I´ve never looked in there, so there could be something else causing it, like some part knocked off or something like that. In any case, remove the cowl trim and inspect the whole cavity for anything unusual. :)
 

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I had a similiar problem a few weeks ago!!!

My blower motor was under water and would not work. I removed it and allowed it to dry, and it´s working just fine now. While I had it off, I took the cover and drilled a 1/4" hole in the bottom most part so that water can´t accumulate in it again. I think you need to remove those two plastic covers in the windshield wiper mechanism area and clean out the stuff on both ends. What happens is that you get leaves clogging up the drain holes in the fenders. Instead of draining through the fenders, your mini-composting heap diverts the water into the air intake for the HVAC and it end up flooding your blower motor, etc. Just remember to re-seal the plastic piece on the passeneger side real good because if you don´t water from your windshield can get and go directly into the HVAC intake.

Understand? I can provide a pic of necessary (and if your willing to wait a couple of days).
 

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I hear an Echo in here.

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If the drains are clogged by leaves and crap, then the rainwater can rise to the level of the cabin air intake hole and flow in there, drenching your girlfriend´s feet.
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Pimp, It was nice of you to give me a little cred, but I think the man just didn´t see my post. For your efforts, I shall help you with your tuition after all.
 

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You are welcome Brad, And thatnk you VERY much for your generosity. I made the Parrot comment because this isn´t the first time I have seen him repeat something from a previous post. There was also an instance where I saw him basicly repeating something I had just typed. Some people need to read everything in the posts above before posting something of their own. Also if you agree with an above post, credit should be given to the person above for mentioning it first. It´s only common courtisy in my opinion.
 
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