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Renault Clio 1.2 8V Leak

Hi my name is Mudassar and I am a new member here can't open a new thread in the clio section for some reason so thought this may be the best discussion board as i have a leak. My car is a 2002 Renault Clio 1.2 8v with 120,000 miles. I am impressed with the car the fuel and general runnings of it. Just one or two things that bug me but nothing major for the car of its age. I do however have a leak i will post pictures to follow, my car does not have a sunroof. I expected it to be the eft corner seal as it was a little open compared to the other one. I realised this when someone mentioned it looks like there is a lot of condensation i didn't pay any attention by the way the car is currently parked up. With recent weather the rain has been frequent and strong winds. I opened the car as i normal do to start her up. I noticed mould everywhere on the seats steering wheel and the floor. Inside top left corner i noticed a wet patch. The floor to the passenger side was also heavily wet. I tested the leak to find out where it is so on a dry day i got my hose and my uncle spent 20 mins inside inspecting any water to come in. After 20 mins or so we realised that the wet patch as getting bigger on the top left corner and it was dripping through just getting bigger in size. So i feel i have found the leak the corner part where the seal is open makes sense. Right now currently aimed an industrial heater at both corners and its drying up niceley. My next step is to use a heat gun glue i will post pictures, any advice will be welcome has anyone attempted to do this themselves? am i best going to a garage? i hope the following images are helpful and look forward to everyones reply. Thanks
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I think your problem is actually blocked drain holes located under the wiper/heater panel under the windscreen. What happens is that leaves and dirt accumulate in the rubber drain grommets and block the water from escaping down into the wheel wells. As more water accumulates the heater box floods and it drains into the interior of the car. Sure way to tell is to put the heater on blow and listen for water splashing about.
I had a similar problem on my Cayenne.
Open the bonnet, remove wipers and take the plastic panel (2 pieces) look down below the heater box (drivers side), you will probably see water there and feel with fingers for a rubber grommet - should pull out easily and will be rammed with dirt.
The similar grommet on the passenger side is located under the washer bottle. I removed the bottle and power-washed the whole area to clean it of debris.
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Hi thanks for your reply I'm just at work at the moment but will try do this tonight or have an attempt. Are you sure that could be the problem it's just on the passenger side top left corner there is a wet patch aswell on the outside of it, the seal is open and damaged. But you may have a point What I just described doesn't make sense why on the floor passenger side right side it has a pool of water. I will look at it tonight. An update I have tried the glue gun as shown in the attachments it didn't work just came apart and then I tried duct tape which failed aswell. Currently I have used silicone gun and duct tape this time see what happens over the next few days.
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