If you have one ensure it's in the down position.[/b]
I too have had this problem and replacing the cowl did nothing (replaced because it did not sit flush against the windshield). I also contacted the dealership and was told by two separate ones that there is no rain hat ext. for my 2k bull. So, that said, I'm curious what you mean by "in the down position". Mine only bolts on one way. Could you possibly elaborate or provide photo of what it "should" look like?
Thanks as I'm tired of drying out my floorboards after every storm.
I FEEL YOUR PAIN 99!
On my '02 SES the rainhat lifts(and locks)up maybe a 1/4 inch so you can remove/install the cabin filter. In my case if you leave it in the "up" position water will tend to run towards the firewall. I believe at one time there was a rainhat recall for '01-'04 bulls. Yes there was.
Some vehicles built between 5/1/2001 and 12/15/2003 may exhibit water in the blower case or on the passenger side floor, an inoperative climate control blower motor, a motor that operates on high speed only, and/or a blower motor resistor failure.
Perhaps this is why you are getting told there's no extended rainhat for your '00. My understanding is the dealerships were replacing rainhats that were extended to ensure water would run in the correct direction. Perhaps they do not offer the part, but used it on the cars they serviced on the recall?
Anyways, I'm willing to bet if you pull the carpet back on the passenger side and plug the rubber grommet with some silicone(it's located right where the footwell meets the floorpan, btw you can't see this grommet from under the car)your issues will be resolved. I did this and haven't had wet carpet since.
Thanks Grand! I'll check the grommet as you suggested. Will post again if it works or not.