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Old 03-06-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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2002 Leaking when it rains heavy

I thought I got rid of this problem when I sold my 86 Cj-7 but apparently something is letting water in on my TJ.

It's soaking wet on the passenger side floorboard (after a night long shower)and I can't figure out where it's coming in. My only guess is the Radio Antenna is not sealed and its leaking in from there...

Anyone go through this and solve it yet?

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Old 03-06-2008, 12:44 PM   #2
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Or @ the firewall,mine leaks sometimes thru the AC/heater openning!!

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:01 PM   #3
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the heater has a drain hose (located somwhere under the battery).
your drain hose is plugged. you only have to clean it.
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I will check mine out, any other possibilities?
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I had a similar problem, but the water was comming thru on the LHS (mine is a RHD) turned out that the drain under the front windscreen cowl was blocked and the rain was not draining through - result was that it was filling up and then over flowing into the heater air intake. Cured by removing the cowling and cleaning out the drain with a stick! Hi tech fix!!
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My rubber drain tube was clear, I will investigate further when I get home tonight... it sounds very logical...a little rain ends up draining evenually but there might be debris stuck in it and upon a heavy downpour causes a backup
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I had my TJ back to the dealer several times for water leaking into the floorboards, still does it, never fixed. I also never saw signs of the cowl being removed, I'll assume thats where to start........just not today !
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I had a similar problem, but the water was comming thru on the LHS (mine is a RHD) turned out that the drain under the front windscreen cowl was blocked and the rain was not draining through - result was that it was filling up and then over flowing into the heater air intake. Cured by removing the cowling and cleaning out the drain with a stick! Hi tech fix!!
same here on mine. Removed the wiper arms and cowl panel... keep in mind there are some hidden screws that run horizontal behind the big rubber hood/ cowl gasket.

Instead of removing the wipers and cowl panel, I wonder if running a wire hanger through the cowl, and into the drain would help dislodge any debris.
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a friend had a problem with a leaking windshield frame seal.
the rain water dripped down through the dash to the passenger sie floor.

tell a friend to play a bit with a garden hose or better with a fire hose. then sit down on the passengers seat and try to find the leak.

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