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Old 08-01-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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Water coming from dash

Alright hopefully someone can help me in this one. I'm on day three of owning my wrangler and it rained last night I went out to check the inside to make sure I wasn't losing my mind because on my way home when I bought it if I took a turn alittle water would slash on my foot and I just figured he must have had the top off and it was left over from then. Anyway so I found a small puddle on my drivers side floor board and deemed that its coming from behind the dash but my question is where? Is it leaking past the air system.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Well.. Year/model of jeep helps out bud.

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Old 08-02-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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Ok btw it's a 93 four banger with manual
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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Mine has the same problem. I'm guessing there is a drain line for the A/C heat system that is plugged. Let u know if I get it figured out.
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I know this may sound absurd to you but I recently noticed a strange phenomenon.

While out running through some dusty back roads, I was suddenly hit on the foot by a few drops of water.

It had not been raining, and I had not driven through water although this was about the third time this had happened to me. The last time it happened I pressure washed the vent in the cowl. It wasn't plugged, but was good preventative maintenance to be sure.

Because the dust had caked onto the interior of the Jeep I was able to see a very thin little line, running from the outside of the AC vent, down the side of the center trim bezel.

It was condensation from my AC that had collected on the outside of the dash panel and dripped down.

It might be something to look at, next time, just put your hand up there and check for moisture.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #6
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thanks guys
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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Have you checked to see if the drain hose is blocked under the hood? There's a thin rubber hose coming off of the firewall (roughly 1-1.5" dia) in the center of the firewall pointing to the ground. Check to make sure it's not blocked. This drains out the water that collects in the grate on the hood.
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Check your heater core
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:12 PM   #9
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Mine did the same thing, and i replaced the seal around my windshield & it fixed it!
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Jeep 1990 yj that had same thing

Had that same thing going on the window fram that holds the top has holes for someway some how don't ask me why collect water when it rains and runs down to the back of dash must take top off be it rag top or hard top and replace the gaskit go to auto parts store only 10 for in wide roll will do the job that will fix your proplome
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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Had the same problem with mine, only on the passenger side. Found out some mo-mo had put a universal window seal in it and to keep it from looking stupid (all black Jeep) they put the chrome strip on the inside. Of course to find the problem, the local windshield shop broke my windshield so I got the pleasure of replacing all of it. Doesn't leak now though.
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Love this site, everytime i have a problem someone else has the same problem. I also noticed that I had a soaked wet dash...it fried my radio...the radio actually was full of water...But thats fine I was out there to replace it anyway... But I think that the rubber gasket or whatever is between the winshield frame and the cowl was letting water it... Its in the garage to dry now, im going to run a strip of duct tape over it and see if it gets wet inside next time it rains....that seal looks pretty beat on mine...

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