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scaiferw
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Water in doors !!!!

Post by scaiferw » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:20 pm

Yesterday, I realized there was water sloshing around in the back doors of my 2006 Five Hundred.

I realized that the foam rubber strip along the bottom seals the drain holes closed!! On what planet does that make sense?

I lifted up the foam, and the water poured out. It looked ridiculous.

I'm thinking of forming a broad, shallow, upside-down "U" from insulated electrical wire and tacking it with silicone above the drain hole and down each side to hold the foam door gasket about 1/8 inch off the drain hole. Make sense? Any better ideas?

I am not happy. Is this a known issue? Is there a TSB or something on this? Out of warranty, but do I have a chance of a Ford paid fix? I've heard that the door seals can go after a couple of years on these things.
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Re: Water in doors !!!!

Post by BobM » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:35 am

Yes, this is a known issue:
TSB 06-25-4 WATER TRAPPED IN DOORS
Publication Date: November 30, 2006

FORD: 2005-2006 Five Hundred
MERCURY: 2005-2006 Montego

ISSUE:
Some 2005-2006 Five Hundred and Montego vehicles may experience water trapped in the doors causing a sloshing noise.
The fix described in the TSB is to simply trim the door seal away from the door drains. It's simple and quick! And works.
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Re: Water in doors !!!!

Post by ctrlraven » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:45 pm

Had the same problem on my 08 Taurus, trimmed the rubber seal around the drains and no more problems.
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scaiferw
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Re: Water in doors !!!!

Post by scaiferw » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:09 pm

Incredibly boneheaded design error. You'd think the first assembler who put together the first door would have raised a flag on this one.

I guess that approach is better than my cute trick with the insulated electrical wire. I'll do that.
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Re: Water in doors !!!!

Post by taurus1 » Sat May 19, 2018 10:06 am

I am having the same problem with my 2012 Ford Taurus SEL! All 4 Doors
Did you ever find a solution to fix the problem

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