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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
nancy145
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Water Leaking in under dash

I have replaced the windshield and seal and the cowl and still have water leaking on passenger side. It seems to come in near the speaker and has blown the right speaker out. Any ideas of where else I can check for leaks?

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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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Nancy,

Sometimes the YJ develop leaks where the front of the door meets the body. Mainly this is when you have the "half doors" with the soft top on. An easy way to check it is to have a friend use a garden hose with the water on "gentle" and then go around the areas systematically. You should be able to tell where the leak is by watching for it on the inside while she/he pours the water slowly on the outside... one place at a time. I hope this helps.

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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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my yj had a plugged drain pan. there was a rubber hose coming out of it that was stapled shut. remove the staple, massaged the tube and viola, 20 years of gunk came out and no more under dash leaks. don't know if that helps but thought I'd throw it out there. I know you said you replaced the cowl, didn't know if that was included.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip ISAjeepster. I appreciate it! Might have to wait til spring when it warms up to bring the hose back out. It's getting cold up here. Thanks again!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #5
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I don't know what your paint/body condition is like but my floor boards would be wet after it would rain. I thought it was the windshield seal at the hinges where it can be folded down. I replaced that with no luck. Next I looked at the air intake for the heating and took all that apart to look for cracks that would allow water to get into the cab. No luck there either. I then looked at where the body/hood area meets the vertical part of the windshield. Mine had the paint from that area chipping away and it looks like there used to be seam sealer there at one point. I know this isn't the right way to do this but im planning on stripping the body down for paint in a year anyways but I took liquid seam sealer for a tent and applied that using a brush to the seam. I haven't had water on my floor boards since..
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Nancy,

I hope you find it when the weather warms up. I know it always embarrassed me to have that side of the jeep leak on passenger's shoes.

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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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When you say cowl seal, what are you talking about? Did you reseal that entire seam that is in front of the windshield but behind the hood? What about the windshield wiper opening?
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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my yj had a plugged drain pan. there was a rubber hose coming out of it that was stapled shut. remove the staple, massaged the tube and viola, 20 years of gunk came out and no more under dash leaks. don't know if that helps but thought I'd throw it out there. I know you said you replaced the cowl, didn't know if that was included.
Just take the hose off, mine fell off in driveway, it was packed with gunk.... or take off the covor and pusg it oit with screw driver
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