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Old 20-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #81
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i'm yet to fix mine can't be bothered to pull every thing off
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Old 26-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #82
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Ah what a wonderful find this thread is, as mine leaks too..
Hardly ever in the rain, but always when i wash it. wierd eh'?
If you just take it to a smash repairer will they just be able to redo those 2 spot welds?
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Old 26-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #83
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my clutch spot welds are covered with duct tape.. been like that for 2+ years
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Old 26-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #84
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my clutch spot welds are covered with duct tape.. been like that for 2+ years
but they will keep cracking until they break through, mine cost $20 to fix as I had removed wipers, trim and drivers side wiper link.
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Old 27-11-2012, 07:58 AM   #85
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My car had to be rewelded as it was leaking very badly and water poured through every time it rained and you could hear it creaking every time you pushed in on the clutch.
It was done one year out of warranty by Mazda as it was a design flaw, they also gave me a loan car while it was being fixed.
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Old 27-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #86
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hmmm good put shaley may have to get that sorted dont want to tread on the clutch and the whole pedal comes off :-S
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Old 27-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #87
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Yeah, drove home tonight in the rain, bare feet and did notice it would drip after changing gears etc, but then would stop dripping. Lit up the tyres at the lights and the water flooded down!!! lol =]
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Old 29-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #88
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YES I knew this was here I will find this leak and I will get rid of my paddling pool. Should re weld it or just seal it like some others?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #89
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Taped these bad boys up this afternoon. Lets see if it works...
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Old 24-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #90
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So its been raining quite a bit lately. Car has been parked in the rain, as well as driving in the rain, and happy t report that this has solved my leaking problems. I guess spot welding these back up is a more long term option (maybe?) but this has worked just as well.
edit: i'll try post a picture of how it looks now
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Old 20-03-2015, 04:20 PM   #91
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Hi,

I am experiencing the same issue with my car (323 2002 SP20). As a temporary fix, I put a fair bit of silicon on top of cracked spot welds. This has stopped water from coming in for now. Today I took a car to my mechanic to get this fixed permanently, he reckons it wouldn't be an easy job and would probably require dash, trim, carpet and steering column to come out in order to redo the welds. He will talk to some panel beaters as well to see what they have to say. Current quote is around $600. Anyone got this fixed properly and how much did you end up paying?
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