2002 Impala LS leaks rain water
ALLEN

AOL

#41 Jan 3, 2008
We solved the problem of the front passenger side leak on our 2004 but now have a puddle on the rear passenger side floor after a heavy rain. Any suggestions?
itsmegreenthumb

De Soto, MO

#42 Jan 6, 2008
Kent wrote:
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Thanks Carl
I took the black piece of plastic off. 1 plastic screw and 2 pull connectors,(just below passenger side wiper). I could see the problem right away with the sealing strip... I used clear sealing caulk on the sealing strip to make sure it wont come off easily again...
ur problem is a simple SEAL Also Tighten the mirror because it takes in water alot faster then window seal do almost 100 % positve its ur mirror
itsmegreenthumb

De Soto, MO

#43 Jan 6, 2008
its the mirror/!!!!!!!!!
MIKE

Louisville, KY

#44 Feb 13, 2008
THANKS GUYS THE RAINS BEEN A REAL HASSLE I ALMOST PAID 300 TO TAKE IT TO BE FIXED! THIS IS SUCH A RELIEF!!!
amy

Lawrenceburg, KY

#45 Feb 15, 2008
i have a 02 impala same problems with the leaking,makes a roaring noise when i turn the wheels,blower motor had to be fixed due to leaking form rain. i also believe there should be a recall with these many complaints---KY
big bob in Pa

Butler, PA

#46 Feb 18, 2008
I have an 01 impala, also experienced buckets of water on passenger floor, siliconed the heater box,which seems to have worked, but not before damage done to heater blower and switch..add this to the other list of issues with this car!
RSCOTT

United States

#47 Mar 10, 2008
2004 Impala with water isssues. Watery sloshing coming from behind the dashboard. Radio wire corroded as a reslult of water coming into passenger compartment. Dealer said that radio was bad...not the case. Water is the issue. I asked a stranger in the parking lot if thier impala had any water issues and sure enough, their radio did not work and they can hear water behind the dash also.
craig

Huntsville, AL

#48 May 27, 2008
Keith in PA wrote:
Whenever it rains somewhat hard out my 2002 Impala LS leaks water onto the front passenger side floor. I'm talking a big puddle if the rain keeps up pretty heavy. I am thinking it might be a problem with the windshield seal but I am unsure. Any help would be great!
It's the cabin filter cover.
craig

Huntsville, AL

#49 May 27, 2008
It's the cabin filter cover.
MAP

Franklin, TN

#50 May 31, 2008
I had the same problem. I have A 2004 LS Impala. It's the windshield. You can either take it to Chevrolet where they will fix it for $250, or you can buy a sealant from autozone for $5. I put the sealant at the bottom of the windshield on the passenger side and I haven't had that problem since.
ddwoos228

Altamont, IL

#51 Jul 12, 2008
MAP wrote:
I had the same problem. I have A 2004 LS Impala. It's the windshield. You can either take it to Chevrolet where they will fix it for $250, or you can buy a sealant from autozone for $5. I put the sealant at the bottom of the windshield on the passenger side and I haven't had that problem since.
"I have not tried this, but I will. My mechanic said it is due to the drain from the vent just below the windshield. Tree residue and other junk gets into it and clogs the drain, GM dealership said the same thing. Now my radio doesn't work, and several other electrical things are all gummed up in my 2004 Impala. I hear watter splashing all over the place. I'll try the window seal
Donmega1981

Wichita, KS

#52 Jul 25, 2008
Keith in PA wrote:
Whenever it rains somewhat hard out my 2002 Impala LS leaks water onto the front passenger side floor. I'm talking a big puddle if the rain keeps up pretty heavy. I am thinking it might be a problem with the windshield seal but I am unsure. Any help would be great!
I have the same problem with my 02 impala. I know it is caused by the cabin air filter cover on the passenger side just below the windshield. I replaced the weather strip on the bottonm of this cover, but did not solve the problem. Cover is bowed in the middle, so weatherstrip does not touch windshield. My second ac motor in a year just quit yesterday due to this problem. i think replacing the cover itself may work, but I cant find one anywhere. Any one know where to find this part?
Payton Rennels

Land O Lakes, FL

#53 Jul 29, 2008
That did the trick, that sealing strip was the problem. lousy peace of plastic.
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>This sounds like the same problem I had with my 1998 Olds Intrique. My problem was two fold: 1) the sealing strip at the base of the windshield had fallen off, and water running down the windshield would fall directly into the interior fresh air intake. 2) The factory installed interior air filter was missing allowing water to flow directly onto and through the fan motor and into the passinger floorboard. No problems since.
Dave G

Delta, Canada

#54 Oct 20, 2008
Found the Problem wrote:
Carl and Kent you are right on. I also took the plastic cover off by the base of the windshield and found the weather strip had fallen off. I used clear silicon and glued it back in place. It had become slightly warped and need the adhesion. It rained for 2 days afterwards and there have not been any more leaks in my car. Thanks!
My 2003 impala has the same problem as many posted here, puddle wet on the passenger side after rain.
I took advise as above (first turn on windsheild wipers and stop when they are pointing up!)
then removed the plastic guard at the bottom of the passenger side windsheild by popping 2 pins at either end and unscrewing the center plastic cap.
The approx 2 foot long rubber seal had fallen off it's metal edge where it is supposed to deflect water from the windsheild.
I removed it, cleaned it and filled the joining grove with clear bathroom silicone(put lots to create a hold).
I also removed the cabin air filter which is found in the same area under the passenger side windsheild. I discarded it an left it open. I may replace it at a later date but probably trade it in before then...

good luck, hope this helps
SLS

Youngstown, OH

#55 Oct 31, 2008
Thank you, everyone. MY 2005 Impalia started leaking this summer after two hurricans made it up here and has been ever since.
I will check under the wiper-do-hicky (translated will have son and husband look and fix it,)

So I know it is NOT just my car!

And I thought Chevy was the perfect car.
Jason

Louisville, KY

#56 Dec 22, 2008
Been having this same problem for a couple of months now. Seems to be the consensus that it's the windshield seal, so I'll check that out. What about the water that's collected in the body of my car? Will that drain out on its own?

Also have the problem with flickering headlights, but my BCM was replaced over the summer. Sure doesn't feel safe driving at night. I notice the heat/air blower will quit momentarily at the same time.
Bobby

United States

#57 Feb 28, 2009
My 2003 Impala leaks water into the right side of trunk I used 2 tubes of silicone and still trying to stop it. It seems to be coming in the 1/4 panel above the taillight assembly any suggestions appreciated.
otis

New York, NY

#58 Mar 28, 2009
Carl wrote:
<quoted text>This sounds like the same problem I had with my 1998 Olds Intrique. My problem was two fold: 1) the sealing strip at the base of the windshield had fallen off, and water running down the windshield would fall directly into the interior fresh air intake. 2) The factory installed interior air filter was missing allowing water to flow directly onto and through the fan motor and into the passinger floorboard. No problems since.
yes.... i think thats what it is..
Blake

Elk City, OK

#59 Apr 17, 2009
Keith in PA wrote:
Whenever it rains somewhat hard out my 2002 Impala LS leaks water onto the front passenger side floor. I'm talking a big puddle if the rain keeps up pretty heavy. I am thinking it might be a problem with the windshield seal but I am unsure. Any help would be great!
Check under the wiper cowl. There is a small rubber weatherstripping that is supposed to go above the cabin air filter. This prevents the rain water from going through the cabin air filter and into the floor of the car. I have a 2002 Impala and had the same problem. I heard about the weatherstripping and found that mine had fallen off and needed to be put back on. I used some epoxy to help keep mine in place.
Tony

Chicago, IL

#60 Apr 27, 2009
Keith in PA wrote:
Whenever it rains somewhat hard out my 2002 Impala LS leaks water onto the front passenger side floor. I'm talking a big puddle if the rain keeps up pretty heavy. I am thinking it might be a problem with the windshield seal but I am unsure. Any help would be great!
Hi I would like to know if you have a moonroof in your Impala ?? If you do, it may be leaking from the moonroof seal or the drain hose that runs down the passenger door to drain out the bottom of car. I also have an Impala LS and it's a 2005 and it does the same thing. I don't know what to do about it

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