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post #1 of 5 Old 09-29-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hole in the chassis?

I've had my jeep for over a year now and I've had this problem for just as long. Every time it rains water leaks in and a puddle builds at the drivers feet. I suspect this is what caused the installed radio to short. I finally got a new radio and want to install it. But before I do I want to make sure to fix the leak issue. I've looked around the inside and out and can't seem to see where the problem is. I've even sat in the jeep as it's raining to determine the location of the problem. Is this common for a YJ or do I just need to keep looking?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-29-2011, 05:27 PM
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Lean on the drivers side of the hood and look at the bottom of the windshield frame.
See the foam gasket sticking out right there? Poke it with your finger and see how water could get in if it ran down the windshield and through a crack in that gasket.

The gaskets aren't that expensive and maybe an hour to replace.

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-29-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I may be in luck. I just had my windshield replaced along with the gasket. Time to make some rain to test it. Thanks!
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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Have you looked at the YJ FAQ's?

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-02-2011, 07:40 PM
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Did you check the drain tube (1 1/2 diameter) in the engine compartment-fire wall, with a "duck bill" closure at the bottom of it? This was plugged and caused water to leak onto my feet every time it rained. This is the drain for the fresh air intake between your hood and windshield.
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