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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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water entering vehicle when raining

so this ZJ is still fairly new to me. I noticed my carpets getting wet so I rip them out.
I found out I'm getting a leak right underneath the dash board.
Looked around and all the windshield seals look fine.
What an I missing?

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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Which side is it on? Are you sure it's water?
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #3
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leak

If could be yor heater core leaking, Have some one run water from hose around wind
shield slowey to see it its leaking anwhere.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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Mine had the same issue only when it rained. Got the windshield resealed and that took care of it.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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Mine had the same issue only when it rained. Got the windshield resealed and that took care of it.
My 95 does the exact same thing. How much did it cost you to get your windshield reasealed?
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Unread 01-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #6
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Only when it rains.Im gonna pull the rubber seal and caulk it myself if that turns out to be the problem I checked with water running but solly me ran the water from the bottom and around the firewall.

Water may be entering from above and working its way down before finally dropping Fromm behind the dash
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Unread 01-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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It cost me 100 bucks to reseal. But I live in a hot desart climate and the seal was dried out causing the leak. Because of that I had taken it to two different glass shops and both had said we have a 50/50 chance of getting the glass out without breaking it. So in my case I had to be prepared to buy a new windshield before they attempted to reseal it. A new glass would have run me just over 200 bucks. But they were able to pull it out and reseal without breaking it.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 10:18 AM   #8
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Oh ok well I'm better off getting a whole new windshield then. I have a commercial account with a glass shop and got a brand new window for my Hyundai for 140 bucks. I bet for a way more common jeep it would be about the same maybe a little cheaper.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #9
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I had a problem with water on the passenger side floor when I bought my jeep. Turned out the drain line for the ac/heater was clogged. I searched and found out the exact spot to drill, pushed a coat hanger through it, and sealed the drilled hole back up. Problem solved. I eventually put screening on the opening under the cowl to prevent crud from plugging it back up again.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #10
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If you got a sunroof,my zj drain tubes were leaking it was running down into the dash soaking the carpet
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Also check the front of the luggage rack seals where the screws go through since it's a common place for leaks. I just shot some silicone in the holes w/screws removed and re-installed them.

On my spare 93 XJ the windshield seal was leaking and just ran a fine bead of 100% silicone around the seal where it meets the glass Also ran another bead where the seal meets the body w/a caulking gun which sealed the leaks. Cheap fix for under $5 and really doesn't look that bad while hardly noticeable.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #12
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I had a problem with water on the passenger side floor when I bought my jeep. Turned out the drain line for the ac/heater was clogged. I searched and found out the exact spot to drill, pushed a coat hanger through it, and sealed the drilled hole back up. Problem solved. I eventually put screening on the opening under the cowl to prevent crud from plugging it back up again.
I also did the clogged drain hose repair as can be seen below. Instead of using a rubber plug for covering the hole I just use a piece of duct tape, which doesn't leak, since have to unclog the drain line a few times a year.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/r...-drain-501895/

I'm interested where did you put this screen under the cowl, how did you do it, and did you just use aluminum window screen? I live in the woods and am constantly fishing tree crap out of the hose/drilled hole. Also I have to use needle-nose or a wire to fish leaves/stems/seeds out of the open ends where the hood hinges are. Thanks for any info!
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Unread 01-16-2013, 07:25 PM   #13
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I plugged the hole with a bolt that fit (after it made its own threads) with a glob of silicone on it.

I'll try to explain the screen I made the best I can without pics. When you pull the cowl, you'll see the air intake on the passenger side. Mine had a plastic "screen" over it with very large holes. I had some regular fiberglass? house screen in a roll, so I used that over the plastic screen. I did it quick and ugly, I cut the screen way too big, folded it in half to cover it on both sides, and used a regular paper stapler to stitch all the sides together. IIRC, there's a plastic tab on one end of the plastic screen, and I had to cut a slit in the screening to let the tab stick out. I didn't care how it looked, it gets covered with the cowl, I just wanted it to function.
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Unread 01-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #14
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Thanks, and I wasn't sure what's under the cowl since I've never had it off. When I hose or blow the current plastic grate off I can tell some of the small stuff get's through. I'll give it a shot and have some nylon screen down the basement. Appreciate the info.
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