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Old 10-16-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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I posted last week about water leaking...no one responded. Anyways, the only thing I can figure is that water is somehow leaking in through the windshield since the top doesn't seem to be leaking at all. And since it leaks while it's parked, it can't be a hole in the firewall. Has anyone replaced this seal? How hard is it.

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Old 10-16-2006, 02:32 PM   #2
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Try folding down the windshield and replacing the seal that runs all the way across the dash. The only hard part about that will be getting the windshield down. Also try you doors. Water might leak in through there.

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Old 10-16-2006, 03:49 PM   #3
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I read your thread but didnt respond because mine does the same thing and I dont know what causes it. a while back someone else wrote about water on their floor an I guess it was due to a plugged up vent tube on their hood. but mine was clear so it didnt help me but you might check that first

look under your hood and when you see your vent follow the tube down to your firewall.

hope this helps you more than it helped me.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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The thing that I can't figure out is how it just started all of a sudden. I mean I can kinda see the windshield seal wearing out (Even though I looked and felt all under the windshield along the length of it trying to feel water or find the flow) and it can't be the top or doors it just can't be. I'm talking when it is parked you get back in and the only water is dropping in significant quantities from the overhang of the dash onto your feet and keeps on as you're driving (very annoying I might add). Where does that vent on the hood go to>?
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:04 PM   #5
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it's most likely the seal right under your windshield that can easily be seen from the outside. mine does it too. the seal may even looked cracked and sun baked a little. just replace that and u should be fine
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:31 AM   #6
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the vent tube that runs into your fire wall is the drain tube for the cowl. its what brings in the air for when you turn your vent on, if the drain is plugged, water builds up and cant go anywhere so it comes in through the vent ducting, right on to your feet. that was my problem as well. but i also replaced the windshield seal after getting my frame repainted.if you are lookin at your engine the drain tube should be to the left side of the engine back on the firewall.
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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usually the cowl drain, the windshield frame gasket of the windshield gasket

one way is to trickle water w a hose going from low to high and see when/where the water will appears

the cowl drain usually... after a big rain... at the first turn.... my shoes got a big wash....

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Old 11-11-2006, 07:03 PM   #8
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Mine leaks also, right near the brake release handle I was told that the seal under the winshield needed to be replaced. Also try letting your winshield down and putting in some silicone or something like that for a quick temporary fix.

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