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bobcr



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Indus Silver
Mystery water leak

Got home from shopping tonight and my wife who was sitting in the front passenger seat noticed water had been dripping on her from above
I looked around and found it was coming from a small area around the bracket on the headlining that the passenger side sun visor locks on to
It was fairly dry so cant think it would be rainwater, I did use both rear and front washers on the drive though
Maybe the washer fluid was getting past the top of the screen ?
Any advice appreciated maybe someone else has had this problem?

Post #402605 12th Jan 2021 7:49 pm
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3landertwo



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I would look at the roof trim, where the roof rails are fitted or not.

Post #402606 12th Jan 2021 8:16 pm
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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

@bobcr do you have a sun roof ? Jules

Post #402611 12th Jan 2021 9:03 pm
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Worms



Member Since: 31 Oct 2017
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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

I'd wonder if the line to the rear screen-wash has leaked - is it possible that the rear nozzle was frozen? 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 142,000 miles, 62,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

Post #402617 13th Jan 2021 7:00 am
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bobcr



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Indus Silver

Its posdible yes although I did use the rear washer and saw it working but it was a freezing day

Post #402621 13th Jan 2021 9:33 am
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bobcr



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Indus Silver

No sun roof

Post #402622 13th Jan 2021 9:34 am
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Worms



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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

bobcr wrote:
Its possible yes although I did use the rear washer and saw it working but it was a freezing day


Your not kidding, here it was one of these days when the ice on the car roof never thawed out all day. In the morning the mirrors didn't want to fold out, the window winder mechanism was frozen solid and just getting the door handles to unclip was a major undertaking. Still started fine and there was no sign of the elusive heater plug symbol on the dash! 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 142,000 miles, 62,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

Post #402624 13th Jan 2021 10:49 am
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grumsel



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Netherlands 2012 Freelander 2 TD4 Sport Auto Barolo Black

It could also be caused by a leak on a different spot which causes condensation on the roof. See this video of a FL2 where you can see the drops hanging on the roof (@7:05)

Post #402628 13th Jan 2021 12:45 pm
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Worms



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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

Grumsel, good point! Indeed, it could just be that with ice on the roof and a warm interior, that there is a lot of condensation forming between the headliner and the roof without the need for any external leak. 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 142,000 miles, 62,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

Post #402629 13th Jan 2021 12:50 pm
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bobcr



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Indus Silver

That’s possible as the car had been standing unused for a few weeks and there was a lot of mist inside when I first got in, very cold here too for quite a while now

Post #402646 13th Jan 2021 8:49 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Not sure about the FL2, but my wife's Jazz started getting a damp floor inside when left unused for any time.

I traced it to the waterproof barrier (sheet of plastic) that had come detached inside door panel. This channelled water, that had run down outside of window, through to inside via the inner door panel. Very hard to spot what was happening until I trickled water down the outside of the opened door.

Not very much was getting through but it built up over the time of non use of car.

I first became suspicious when I noticed that it was misting up regularly as it stood there. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles) (MY2011)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 50k+ miles) (MY2015)

Post #402661 13th Jan 2021 11:56 pm
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BossBob



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England 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Baltic Blue

I can’t think why just about every second hand car dealer around the world opens up the tailgate of every car on the lot every dry day!

Post #402670 14th Jan 2021 7:26 am
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Worms



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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4_e GS Manual Zermatt Silver

...with the auto knowledge of most car salesfolk, they are probably just letting the clutch out! 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS - now at 142,000 miles, 62,000 of them mine.
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

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