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mk 2 escort probs

Started by psmk2, January 19, 2009, 10:37:37 AM

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psmk2

hi,

my mk2 is letting in water , it looks like its coming in from the back of the dash and runs down the gearbox tunnel and fills up the footwells , does anyone know what this can be ? and what  i need to do to fix it?

cheers
peter

IansSaph

is it heater matrix or rain water?
has your engine lost water?
Does it happen when its not been raining.

jamie-turbo2

Heater bowl pleniums are bad for rust arouns the bottom of the bowl, youll really need to get up under the dash and get any carpet out to have a good look.
Mite also be visable from engine bay right at the back, somtimes you find any water going down the vents on the oouter scuttle pannel below the windscreen goes into the car.


psmk2

January 19, 2009, 13:00:47 PM #3 Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 13:14:03 PM by psmk2
hi ,

yes it only happens when it rains. do i need to strip the dashboard out to get to the heater bowls. and is it easy to repair or will it be a welding job?

cheers
peter

p.s will the heater bowl pleniums be in the haynes manual so that i know what im looking for

jamie-turbo2

January 19, 2009, 18:53:36 PM #4 Last Edit: January 19, 2009, 19:02:57 PM by jamie-turbo2
ok what you need to do is get the heater matrix out the car, pull back your carpets and get a torch , you will see four fixings holding the heater into the car. also undo the water pipes in the engine bay going through to the inside of the car. disconect the control cables to the heater aswell ( they direct the hot air and temperature) once thats out all should be come clear. there is a seam up in there that is usually coverd in seam sealer and rusty. the bowl so to speak will become clearand you will probably find it full of leaves etc and rusty. In most cases it is a welding job but i guess you could try sealer but it wount last very long.
also check your drain from the bottom of the bowl isnt blocked up, this is the rubber part you will see from the engine bay just up from the heater pipes and in the middle of the bowl.

good luck, just get stcuk in and you will be fine there isnt alot to get wrong with these old escorts.

 jamie


psmk2

cheers jamie

im going to give it a bash when the weather dries up,.. Funny how a good honest reliable car turns out to be a rust bucket  i need to whip the wings off as well to fit new splash panels , still it looks good on the drive

peter

jamie-turbo2

January 20, 2009, 01:59:36 AM #6 Last Edit: January 20, 2009, 02:04:47 AM by jamie-turbo2
You will be hard pushed to find an escort that doesnt have any rust these days, ofcourse there are alot thats been restored but these were ment for going sideways through  the woods.  

i have a few pics that would give you an idea what parts im talking about but they dont seem to be loading !!!!


   jamie

psmk2

hi

thats a pity as the pics would have been a great help, you could try sending them in a pm if you have a spare moment , if not dont worry

cheers
peterr

psmk2

found the problem  its defo the seam behind the heater i took an angle grinder to it today and cleaned it up so ill weld in some new metal next week hopefully,

cheers for your help guys

peter