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Old 07-07-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Water all over the passenger side floor

Hi all.

Trying to bang down the issue here. I came home from work yesterday and noticed that my passenger side floormat (both on it and below it) was soaked, so I removed it, lifted the carpet and the whole area is a wet mess. Heres what I know...

after smelling, blotting, and tasting it - it IS water
the AC hose that drains moisture out of the cabin IS working fine
It has NOT rained since this has occured.

anwho, I'm trying to figure out what I'm dealing with here...

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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Two places straight water come from, rain and condensation. Unless someone spilled a water bottle without you knowing it.

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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It has NOT rained sense it happened assume you mean it leaked when it rained and hasn't sense to find the problem area, have someone spray a garden hose around the windshield/front of the door area when your inside looking under the dash area looking for water dripping/running down the kick panel or firewall... the windshield seal might be leaking or the drain tube under the hood that drains water from the outside vent, the one infront of the windshield. That drain tube gets clogged rain water and tree debris...
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #4
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Another note, rain water could build up in the drain tube and not have rained in days, then just release on your rig's floor leavening you baffled...
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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I'd definitely check the cowl vent on the front to make sure it's not clogged up. Just out of curiosity... do you have your drain plugs still in or have you removed them? Every now and then I would run into this after removing my plugs if I would run through some real wet spots and wouldn't notice it for a day or two.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:38 AM   #6
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Where is this crowl vent?
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:25 AM   #7
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Open your hood, in the middle of the firewall right below the windshield you'll see a 5"wide black plastic drain catch, it narrows to a little tube and drains down behind the motor. Slowly Pour some water in the vent in front of the windshield and see if it drains out from behind the motor, sometimes it can clog and release at any given time...
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #8
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Also another area to cause a leak is below the cowl cover, that is the panel behind the hood below the windshield on the outside of the jeep, the wiper arms go through it. To remove it, remove the wiper arms,the 4 screws on the outside then open the hood and remove the weather stripping that seals the hood when closed and you'll see the other screws. Now when you have the cowl cover off you'll see another small cover on the passenger side, it is below the cowl cover, that little cover has a seal that causes a leak on the floor as well. Remove it and clean out any water that might be in there. Reseal and reinstall.... unless you have an area the is rusted out or you have a bad door seal, those are the only 2 areas that leak I know of. Good luck
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I switched to a better cowl that keeps some water out... also cleaned the drain. but, are your drain plugs in? When driving in the rain, water will fly up on the bottom of the tub and actually come in the drain holes. After running for awhile I had a 1 inch puddle on each floor board from this happening. I pulled the corner of my mat back on the highway and almost got sprayed in the face because it was rushing IN my drainholes!

Heres a pic of the cowl... Even with this one though, every once in awhile after a really bad storm my feet will get splashed on when I back out of the driveway!


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