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post #1 of 13 Old 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Water coming in around glovebox

I'm driving in a bad rain storm and I noticed water dripping on the sides of the glovebox. I opened the glovebox and its dry inside. Any ideas?


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windshield seal (where the windshield folds down) ... ?

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windshield seal (where the windshield folds down) ... ?
Is that a common thing?

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Yes it is... Just need a need rubber gasket.

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I agree, its most likely the cowl seal. I have purchased a replacement and have yet to install it. I am leaking under the dash... fun times...Not!

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I agree with the above comments about the cowl/windshield seal. If yours has never been changed that's probably the culprit (and it's a bugger to get the windshield back into place with the new gasket).

It's probably worth it to make sure your cowl is draining properly as well. Pour a pitcher of water into the cowl vent (grate looking doo-dad between the hood and windshield). If water doesn't immediately start pouring out under the Jeep at the firewall toward the passenger side, your drain tube may be clogged.

If it's the cowl/windshield gasket, after you get it screwed to the bottom of the windshield and you're ready to fold the windshield back into place, spray it liberally (very liberally) with silicone spray. That will help. It would also be a good idea to have a couple of helpers. The two strongest on either side pulling the windshield back and the third person to put the countersunk torx bolts through the spreader bars to the windshield frame.

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I agree, its most likely the cowl seal. I have purchased a replacement and have yet to install it. I am leaking under the dash... fun times...Not!
i can't stand that **** either! my socks and shoes are always wet when it rains.

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Replace the cowl gasket. Rock Auto has the best price on them. When you do replace it, take the opportunity to drive around with the windshield folded down. I do it now at least once every week or so.

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Replace the cowl gasket. Rock Auto has the best price on them. When you do replace it, take the opportunity to drive around with the windshield folded down. I do it now at least once every week or so.
I got one from Quadratec and the lip that is supposed to lay flat against the face of the windshield frame is curled...does the one from Rock Auto lay flat like the OEM gasket did or is it curled too?

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If the windshield seal is the problem I will probably wait. I need to replace the windshield frame and glass.

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If the windshield seal is the problem I will probably wait. I need to replace the windshield frame and glass.
don't wait too long to fix the leak or you'll be replacing/repairing the dash as well...it's not really painted, except for the areas out by the ends that show, and it rusts out rather quickly

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I got one from Quadratec and the lip that is supposed to lay flat against the face of the windshield frame is curled...does the one from Rock Auto lay flat like the OEM gasket did or is it curled too?
I ordered two and they both were flat and an easy install...one on mine and one on a buddy's.

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