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This weekend I noticed all the sudden after a big rain, My carpet was soaked with water...
At first i thought it was the windshield, sunroof, door gaskets, or the fresh air intake.
But after eliminating these i dug deeper.
I had to remove the carpet and dry the car out..then started multiple water test.

After a day of trial and error...I found a small crack in the body sealer behind the glove box where the firewall and the side panel meet. Not rushing water, but enough after a day long rain to make a mess.

I cleaned out the bad sealer, which was molding and soft. About 1.5"s.
The sealer above and below this area were in good shape and still hard.

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Water i found...
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Crack in sealer...
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Cleaned area...
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Patched with silicon...
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Dry car...waiting for dry carpet...
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I suspect this just started leaking. I bought the car brand new in 06 and i have never had any sort of moisture or smell in the car.
Got lucky and caught it early.

Anyone every hear of this issue before??
 

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Thanks Honda4Life!
I would be interested in seeing what others did to fix there leak...
I did my best to clean the area and silicon. Gave it 24hours to cure. I have it parked outside now (without carpet) to see if its really fixed.
 

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Hey thanks for the info.

Still not sure if its the exact issue or not...

I read about the cowl leak on early models the other night. I pulled and completely sealed the passenger side cowl with silicon... Made sure all the drains were clear. I thought HOPED i had it fixed.

Next day i tested and still had water coming in...

After quite a bit of looking around I found the dark colored area on the seam sealer.
About 4"s in front of where the sunroof drain goes through the side panel.
I had my wife watch that area while i was running water over the corner of the windshield hood area.
It didnt take long for her to see small drops of water seeping through the dark colored sealer.

The area where my leak is coming in is where the firewall and side panel connect.
It still may be related because im not exactly sure where the water is coming FROM??

I would like to know where the water is pooling from to try and seal from the outside of the car...but i may never know the answer to this question..haha

Thanks for the help...
I'll watch it for a couple weeks while my carpet dries out...
I'll make sure to post any new information.

KSEM
 

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This is a better picture of what lead me to finding the crack.
Hope this helps someone else out there! :cool:

Dark spot where the water was pooling in the kick panel area...
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I followed the discolored line up the seam...
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This area is about 10" up the seam...
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Just found that my CRV is leaking on both passenger and driver side...
Sealant failed on both sides in same location...
This explains the volume of water in my car!

Will post pictures later...
 

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Silicon is not ideal for this repair. There is acid in silicon that eats threw the paint and will eventually cause rust. A urethane product would be more ideal. Or automotive seam sealer would be perfect.

Good job finding the leak, that is not easy work.
 

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Thanks for the information...
I have to fix this driver side tomorrow and I'll get another product to seal it with and keep an eye on the passenger side.
I would attempt to remove the silicon, but it is in an area very difficult to get to.

I will be doing a very thorough inspection of the rest of the car before i put the carpet back in...probably wait a couple weeks.
Still cant believe a 2006 model is leaking water...Geez!
 

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Water found on the driver floorboard while testing my fix on the passenger side.
I ran a waterhose over the car for only a few minutes to find this leak...

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Dark area is the failed sealer...
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Rained all night...Dry as a bone! ;-)

Two more days of rain...I mean testing this weekend.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 

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Cześć, mam ten sam problem w CRV 2006 Sprawdziłem szyberdach, kanały są widoczne woda spływa koło kola wlałem wodę pod szybę, nic nie widziałem, nie było wody w kabinie, szkło jest oryginalne, nie mam pomysłów, czy ktoś może pomóc? Z góry dziękuję za Twoją pomoc
 
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