Mazda MX5 2007 | Water Leak Found | (Part 1)
This MX5 has a number of leaks, the first is a leaking door membrane, which is fairly normal for any model of car about this age.
The second is caused by blocked drainage holes underneath the convertible roof, which is fairly normal for cabriolets. There's also a leak from a clip behind the bumper, which is letting water into the boot and filling up the spare wheel compartment.
Solution: We will replace both door membranes with new ones. The gutters and drainage for the cabriolet hood will be cleaned and all the rubbers will be cleaned and refurbished. The leaking clip behind the back bumper is probably best just sealed, although we will take the back bumper off and investigate further
When all leaks are fixed, (and there are a couple more shown in part two of this video) the car will be dried.
Do you have a leaky Mazda MX5?
If you are having problems tracking down the leaks on your MX5, give us a call. We've done this once or twice!
Question: "Can you do anything with my convertible roof? I'm pretty sure it's leaking".
Answer: It's pretty rare that the actual hood leaks. The rubbers might leak, either around the hood or on the special window arrangements that cabriolet cars have. It's also common for drainage holes to be blocked up causing leaks.
And yes, we can do something with a convertible roof. We can clean and reproof them, revive the rubbers, check the drainage, and we usually have special offers on having your car polished up and given a sealant while we are refurbishing the hood.
Here are some more of our latest #Mazda water leak found videos
Mazda MX5 2008 | Water Leak Detection
This Mazda is showing the exact, same problem as on the last video with an MX5, which is that water leaks through the screws which attach the scuttle plate to the bodywork.Watch Video
Mazda MX5 2008 | Water Leak Found (part 4)
James shows the leaks from the scuttle area. There are two bolts which have a rubber washer which should seal them waterproof.Watch Video
Mazda MX5 2008 | Water Leak Found (part 3)
There are no surprises here, the door membranes are leaking. On a few cars the inner door membranes are moulded plastic panels, but on the vast majority of cars they are just a sheet of clear plastic held in place with a bead of heavy-duty sealant.Watch Video
Mazda MX5 2008 | Water Leak Found (part 2)
We suspected the rear light was leaking, this is possible if the rubber seal around it has perished.Watch Video
Mazda MX5 2008 | Water Leak Found (part 1)
In this video, James is going to show the drainage system for the hard-top convertible version of the MX5.Watch Video
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