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Unread 11-30-2001, 06:21 PM   #1
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water leakage

In my yj, everytime there is a heavy rainfall, water seems to get in somehow. I have a hardtop, and there seems to be no visable leak spots. Also, I think that it may leak around the windshield, cus it drips under the dash sometimes..........any suggestions?????


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Unread 11-30-2001, 09:14 PM   #2
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Probably the windshield. I've been through this with my Bimmer and my Jeep. The water is leaking through where the windshield is sealed to the frame. Once this begins to happen it begins to rust and gets progressively worse. Don't believe what anyone tells you about dribbling silicone in to seal it. You have to have the windshield removed (at risk of it being broken!) and only then can a body shop determine if the rust has done irreparable damage. I wound up buying a mint windshield frame from a salvage yard for $100 bucks. For parts like this used is usually better than aftermarket crap. I spent years looking for a cheaper, easier way. This is probably what ya gotta do unless the water is leaking in some other way.

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Unread 12-03-2001, 09:59 AM   #3
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Its not the windsheild, I had the same problem. Its coming in from the air vent on your hood. See, along with air, water gets in there, there should be a drain at the bottom of the vent inside there when u take off the grille there. When looking at the firewall under your hood on the pass. side you can see a rubber hose where the water drains. It is clogged probably in the hose, clear it out and that will solve your problems, otherwise the water wills up in the vent and overflows down into where the air should go to your heater. The water is coming in threw your heater vents.
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Unread 12-03-2001, 05:33 PM   #4
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I'll try that. I searched in that drain box before, but couldn't find the likely suspect. His problem still could be the windshield frame though. Mine was rusted beyond repair. After replacement I still get some water, but a lot less. Thanks for the info.
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Unread 12-04-2001, 11:42 AM   #5
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I didnt find anything in my vent box either, however, upon closer inspection of the drain hose, I found it to be completly clogged up.
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Unread 12-04-2001, 10:19 PM   #6
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how exactly do you get at that hose??

do you need to go underneath or is it visible when you take the vent cover off??
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Unread 12-05-2001, 12:07 PM   #7
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Its simple. Just lift up the hood, look back on the back of your firewall on the pass side. Its a rubber tube that runs down, take your fingers and press down from where it starts to where it ends, if u feel that its clogged then just take a hose and shoot it through to unclog it, Most likely, its at the bottom where the end of the hose gets smaller to keep things from getting up in there and to get a constant stream of water, but it makes it very easy to clog up, I just cut off the last inch. Works fine now. I had a whole bunch of crud up in there.
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Unread 12-05-2001, 12:19 PM   #8
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OMG!!!
had water leaking in on the driver side, seems to be coming from above or around the e-brake release handle.
Unbolted the top rollbar-windshield, and inside plates and folded the windshield down, no rust but ran a bead of silicone down the entire strip, put everything back in place.
Rained today......still leaking.DAMN!
gonna look a little closer on the inside, but TOTALLY cheesin' me off!
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Unread 12-06-2001, 06:42 AM   #9
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It happened to me in my Triumph Spitfire AND in my jeep. Every time I washed it too, it would leak. Rusted out my floor boards, alot of work to fix them for just a damn cloged hose.
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Unread 12-06-2001, 03:39 PM   #10
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well, my drain hose isn't clogged, just took off the vent cover and put the hose in there, and it came out the other end underneath the car no problem.......

still leaks on the passenger side though......this is getting to be a hassle....

any other suggestions??
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Unread 12-06-2001, 04:25 PM   #11
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THATS IT!!!

Im tearin' out the dash, and floodin the outside with water.....THEN, Ill find the DA** leak!

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Unread 12-06-2001, 06:30 PM   #12
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signman,


let me know what happens???

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Unread 12-06-2001, 06:36 PM   #13
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I had the same problem with my 94. I found the leak by trial and error. It was leaking at the seam that is above the "JEEP" emblem and runs along the same line as the hood. I used some clear rtv and it has held up for a few months.

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