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I have dicovered that my 2001 corsa c has a leak under glovebox after a heavy night of rain. If you do the interior don't cut it like I show. And then resealed the upper box again?..........Cause the removeal of the upper box is a piece of cak but I just cannot remove the lower box as the electronics are so tight in the box I cannot loose it.....so Im unable to reach the bolt at the lower right corner. My advice just go bonkers nuts till it comes free . Anyone ideas!! Did the seal a while back, (didn't see this post at the time), but I just had the same issue with the brake switch, and I needed the car back on the road asap. Just going out now to check the brake lights as never gave that a thought. Once you take the main dashboard star screw out of the corner you can pull the dashboard up by about 5mm so you can wriggle and wrench pull the bottom panel out .The 2 nuts to remove the servo unit are hard to get at and yes you will need a universal flexible joint for one of them as it's behind an electrical unit at an angle plenty of room for a big 3/4 ratchet drive though as I only had a big 3/4 inch universal joiner I broke my half inch" universal joiner decades ago .Please wear long sleaves on this job otherwise you'll end up with cuts and scrapes on your arms I did the last day in my t-shirt ( no sweatshirt ) as it was sunny and warm and my arms look like I've been ravaged by a bear cuts sores and bruises everywhere .Finally a big shout out to Speedy uk who posted this and probably saved yet another Corsa going to the scrap yard thanks you for your time and effort in publishing this fix .I live near the Manchester area in a place called Bury Lancashire and since this blog helped me I will offer my assistance and knowledge to anyone in the local area who may need it . Take it off again and check. I had the hose running for nearly an hour , as I said it worked, I used a humidifier to dry out the inside everything is great try it boys you might get lucky like me, Happy motering chaps, be carefull out there. The real issue is that the scuttle to windscreen "join" remains leak proof from the factory UNTIL you need to unscrew the 3 torx screws securing the scuttle to the body. As you can never be sure whether the sealant will degrade the plastic of the scuttle or stick so much to the plastic it would be difficult to disassemble in the future, I used No Nonsense Black Gutter Sealant from Screwfix. If that makes sense. Lid will be a nice firm fit, and believe me....it ain't gonna leak! Excellent thanks for commenting. I have had the exact same problem with my wife's Corsa with leaks on both sides. You took the master cylinder and servo off so fault must be there. I have just used the sealant in place of that seal on the first one I ever did. Tiger Seal went in but it was a bit tricky around the bottom right section which is tight with the bulk head shield. Hi, I left the lower box in place only ever replaced the lids. Did the lid of the bcm box as well. Wow ive just read your post sounds just the Job That 8mm neoprene cord, just been on eBay to order me some thank you for all the tips in your post. Hey, just to let you know you're a lifesaver! Goes without saying the brake system is critical for everyone's safety so make sure you find what went wrong here and fix the issues before returning to the road. and I managed to do this over a few days .1 day to strip down 1 day to clean out old sealer and put new sealant in1 day to rebuild You have to strip it down as stated it's always the bottom right hand corner that is inaccessible unless you remove the servo unit . (1.2L) Part #1 TUTORIAL: Opel / Vauxhall Corsa C (2000 - 2006) fuses and relay box location Opel Corsa Wiring Diagrams 2000 - 2014 opel corsa C 1.2 Typically this is when you need a new battery.After that the scuttle never properly seals water running down from the windscreen. This then runs forward and collects under rear seat before running over into front foot well. Then basically trod over the towel, the underlay compressed allowing the towel to soak up the water. i would verify that, then do some localised testing with a watering can, to see if you can narrow down the failed area. Really excellent detailed post that shows how to do it spot on. I managed to lift these and prop the so I had a gap between the foam and the bodyshell. I cut a plastic rubble sack so it folds out wide enough to tape to the windscreen and over the bonnet. This then runs forward and collects under rear seat before running over into front foot well. I used a hose, biological washing liquid and a soft scrubbing brush on the carpets and they came up like new. Great blog Speedy - have completed it to my daughters corsa step by step but just discovered a trickle of water coming from behind clutch pedal. Having just done this myself on a 5 door Auto I can add a couple of things. But as well as this, scraping the putty seal also smoothed over the cracks. The seat belt pre-tensioner covers were a bit of a bugger to refit – until I realised that the open end fits flush to the where the carpet rises. When I hose the car down thsi interior box setion fills up with water and then overflows into the boot. Let us know how you get on incase anyone else finds this. Or does it just sit in place? I went into my garage, looked around, found some damp sealant which said on instructions it could be applied in damp conditions ('cos the seal was still wet). You will not have to make any repairs ahead of … Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Design, 5 door hatchback, 2005 model. Myself and Anderson finish the fix to repair the leak. I was looking and guys have mentioned that there is a design fault with the BCM housing on the Corsa C models. As Wayne`o said these can leak, and if the leak is small enough then you would not notice it as it would probably evaporate especially if it`s leaking from the water pump. The stereo works but none of the other electrics do just got the airbag light on and the eml light. no more water in the footwells. And just repeated with dry parts of the towels until as much water as possible had been soaked up. It's that outer edge that would need a thin bead all around if going down that route imo. Water leaking into drivers side footwell Faults and Technical chat for the Corsa E - Vauxhall Corsa E Forums. stunning. Thank-you so much for sharing this with everyone! Not long;), Hi SpeedyI just wanted to know if i would be ok disconnecting the brake servo vacuum line and connecting it again without doing anything else?Qas. remove it all. Keep up the good work ��. :-OI knew you had a major challenge with this but you have done an amazing job... and blog. ...I found a long strip of stiff card, bent the end at a rightangle, poked a small hole to take the screw firmly, this enabled me to safely guide the screw to its hole without fear of dropping it into the deep dark depth of beyond, and once the screw has been wound in half way or so, just rip the card strip out, and wind the screw fully home. It all ends up in the same place and designed to run down the channels and out of the drainage flaps. Maybe I'll bleed brakes at wheel to see if pedal depresses! Just fixed my son's corsa using this guide thanks it was easy to follow and saved my a few quid to boot. Fix of water leak into boot on Corsa C Water had been leaking into the boot on our Corsa for a while so I finally decided to repair it as a musty smell had started to develop because of the dampness. It sealed great and the underseal over the top gives it that bit more protection. Good question actually was thinking it must be a safety thing in a crash. I have dicovered that my 2001 corsa c has a leak under glovebox after a heavy night of rain. Very good write up Speedy, I've done three leaky Corsa Cs (two driver side and one passenger side). Let us know what you fix in case anyone else does something similar. Here are the most common reasons that water may leak from your vehicle (not coolant, that is covered below). We have a 2005 Vauxhall Corsa 1229cc which, over the past twelve months, has developed a water leak into the driver's side front well. Think someone above even had nappys under there lol. Corsa spitting all coolant/water out of overflow pipe by frostie1216 Aug 6, 2018 12:26PM PDT Having a problem with my 57 plate Vauxhall corsa, it's a 1.2 and has about 73,000 on it. ( by now headlights were see through with only a few small micro scratches and a few little hairline cracks in the surface also noticed a yellow patch in one corner . Carpet removal, etc, yes but not the Servo removal and resealing.If anyone knows of someone near me, I would be most grateful (or my son will be).Thanks. Nip down the local Vauxhall dealer and get the brass replacement. Also I didn't need a universal joint extension for those 13mm nuts, there was just enough room.- I used Tiger Seal and then when cured I over-sprayed with underseal with waxoyl added (I bought it in an aerosol can ready mixed), a heatgun applied after spraying made the underseal flow nicely, especially into the inside bottom corner where the grey tube and metal pipe go through the bulkhead, I think this is where my car was leaking. Is it possible to unloose or lift only this piece of the carpet i.o. Many, many thanks. My daughter just purchased car and it wasn't wet before we had the terrible rain this week. There was still quite a lot of water still in the carpet underlay but mostly concentrated in one area. Hi, did the job yesterday. Another slight difference to what I did, so I can get the answer to my issue, was the part no.90447516, which is seal between bulkhead and servo, was not replaced as it was in good condition, however a smear of sealant was put either side of seal. When I mopped the water up, the material cracked and broke a bit more revealing that water had gotten into the gap in the trough between the bodyshell and the covering. While I suppose it's possible for that to leak it was always the lids that leaked on the ones I did. Could I pick your brain for a solution in refitting the vacuum pipe, it was quite difficult to get it out but I'm finding it even worse to bet back in again. There were no obvious problems like a leaking radiator. Can't remember how the wires pass into the bulkhead on those, presume a big rubber grommet. Hi All,I'm on the South coast near Chichester and not very mechanically minded to take this on in full. Jennie commented on my. :), Cheers Speedy, I ordered a trim removal set yesterday, its due tomorrow so hopefully it will include a such a tool, if not I'll make one. It's dirt cheap, never sets and after a few days it is difficult to see that it's there.Rob, Hi Rob, doing that you have potentially reduced water entering the upper scuttle area but not fixed the source of any leak. I sucked out just enough brake fluid from master cylinder and when refitted added a fresh amount to maximum. Good luck. You could always use some scrap wood, drill hole then cut it so it fits around vac tube and allows you to apply pressure. I broke this covering (it’s about 1mm thick and brittle) and mopped up the rest of the water. Glad someone has linked it from the Corsa forums. I'll start with cylinder off and see if pedal can be pressed. It's an easy enough job and allows easier access to the brake spring and retaining pin and clip. It's rained heavily in past few days. If your Corsa C has a water leak I probably have the fix listed in this long post. Is there something on the master cylinder to reset or move. I managed to do all successfully apart from one thing. Don't push in plunger before installing as it will self adjust. Thanks again for the feedback. The … Also when I accelerate the car misfires once only as you depress accelerator pedal. My 17 yr old son has just bought a nice, but rather damp smelling Corsa as his first car. Just wanted to add that a Turkey Baster worked well to suck up the brake fluid, I got one for 99p, I have also seen them in Pound Shops; there is about a jam jar full of fluid in the reservoir to remove. To seal that you need to mastic (of some sort) the metal channel that clips under the bottom edge of the screen to "stick it" to the screen at the same time as sealing the gap between the scuttle and the glass. What brand of sealant did you use? (Would only be a problem if you just had a new windscreen fitted) Is it an o-ring or a seal? Still good cheap car for all their faults. I just finished this job following this excellent walk-through.If I may I would like to add a few notes/suggestions:- If you are fortunate enough to have access to a compressed air gun then leave the pollen/cabin filter in place while you blow the dirt away.- I used methylated spirits a toothbrush and lots of kitchen towel to clean everything down.- The wire that is mounted over the bulkhead seal can be prised off its 2 x mountings with a flat blade screwdriver without any damage.- A bradawl (basically just a spike on a handle) made an excellent tool to dig out the old sealant. The old seal can easily be cleaned out thoroughly, I then spent the price of a pint of beer on some 8mm neoprene cord, which is far superior to the original material used (I purchased one metre, but got slightly over, you'll need it!) Hi, great right up. Such an easy fix! I have traced the water in the footwell back to a box section in the bottom right hand side of the boot. First of all great blog!! There is a foam seal inside. Tiger seal is well recommended in my book for the sealing job, I got the nozzle deep into the now prepared channel and completely filled with sealant, then smoothed around with wet soapy finger and left for 24 hours. Wow 1k+ is the best I have heard yet wonder how many estimated hours that was!Good work on sorting it yourself and glad you found the guide was helpful. When I get chance I will update this blog using info like this. All Rights Reserved. Actually same company although GPS is cheaper but specialises in larger items. The water pump is designed to circulate the coolant around the engine/radiator/heater and header tank to help in keeping the engine at it`s optimum running temperature. Won't hurt to seal all that even though the water should not get that high. Is there a remedy? If it leaks again you know where to look but let's not recommended sealing that windscreen joint. Cracking blog �� My sons 06 Corsa has the passenger side leak, is it just the lid you have to replace on the fuse box or the whole box itself? If you removed it or just pull it out from the very top so you can see inside the car where the plate seals and look for drips. Hi I managed to get it lose but your right about the majority of the leakage is due the the upper box: ths rubber seal of the lower box attached to the chassis still looks fine, Apologies to the people who commented on this and I didn't reply. Only problem now is the car won't start. - For more news, reviews and Top Tens, visit https://www.honestjohn.co.uk Just follow the guide and remember your scrapping out the old seal and putting a fresh one on top not just covering it over.I keep saying I need to update this blog but never getting round to it. Need a screw driver and push against the plunger to push out, push hard and it should click as it moves. There's a plastic outlet from the top of the water pump. I then used the wife’s hairdryer to direct warm air underneath for 10-20 mins. So followed this guy and a YouTube video to add more sealant. My car ('05 plate) has the same brake resevoir design as the one in your guide, but your bottle trick to catch the fluid worked fine. Thanks again, Steve, Hi Steve this doesn't sound right. Also, The grey pipe with rubber insert that connects to master cylinder is clutch feed, I believe!!!! Did you replace the seal on the master brake cylinder or use sealant instead? My best advice is.... do not rush this job, or you will end up doing it twice! Take out that center console and undo the gearstick and wires. My daughters Tigra B has had the dreaded 'wet drivers side carpet' for some time now, and was getting worse.I followed your instructions to remove the servo and expose the mounting plate, and was surprised at how many places the seal had cracked. The original Corsa I fixed was in winter so it also rained overnight. Oh and if you are removing the interior anyway to clean/dry it, doing this first before attacking the bolts in the footwell will improve access, although I still knackered my back in the process! Once I had butted the open end to the carpet they slid back into place with ease.The best tip is, use zippable food bags to store and label all the screws/nut/fasteners that you remove, listing the nut/torx size as well. I want to try and avoid bleeding anything. I just had my servo out and resealed the bulkhead plate and servo. What it looks like is that the rod from pedal through servo to master cylinder is too tight. ( don't worry will look bloody awful all opaque and light scratches everywhere )repeat using finer grades 600 then 1000 then 1500I then used t-cut and spent 10mins each side rubbing the t-cut cutting compound in using very small circles and a lot of pressure let it dry polished off and repeated . Thanks again, Ben. They sent me a bag of free replacement o rings, maybe 1/4" or so. Might save my 02 Corsa ! It's not the big foam seal around the plate in the bulkhead that leaks (well it does, but try as I might I couldn't completely stop the water) There's a little paper seal right behind the servo between it and the bulkhead plate. I would recommend 'comma underbody sealant'. And where might the leak be coming from? Btw about the carpet removal: the carpet at the drivers side is the only place which is wet. Long skinny hands help! I get a weird vibrating noise from the back of my car, like a rubber rumbling sort of thing. Particularly as I'd popped the brake light switch, would have had no clue if you hadn't included that golden nugget. 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