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Old 05-27-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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water on floor

pass side floor carpet is all wet,check antia-freeze all full, so i dont think it is the heater core,maybe ac drain clog up,if so where is it slow i can fix this problem,than:thanks in advance

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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Problem is probably no where near as complicated as you think it is. First, tas... err I mean smell the liquid. Is it odorless and look like water? Probably is.

A few things to check...

first is the simple plug check. Lift up the carpet and check if a rubber plug is present. If not, you may notice a large hole that is present. I forgot to replug my Jeep and ended up creating a small noah's ark on the pass. side

second is the cowl. this requires some patience and a phillips head screw driver. You're going to remove the cowl, the part in front of the windshield. Remove the screw in the middle section where the small grill thing is. then remove hte two screws on each side. Open up the hood and remove the rubber piece that is on the side of the cowl. Remove those three screws. Then look at your windshield wipers and see that tab piece? Pull it out carefully with a pair of needle nose plier. It doesn't remove, but if pulled away enough, you should be able to yank the wipers right off the mounts. Now lift up CAREFULLY on the metal cowl and remove. See those holes? Make sure your car is off (the blower fans are in there, and stick your hand, or a stick, or something else, and remove all the crap in there. A lot of times that part gets jammed with sticks and crap and needs to be cleaned out or it builds up and overflows.

After that have a friend take a garden hose and spray the outside surrounding the pass. area. Feel for any leakage and narrow it down.

As well, what type of doors and roof do you have? Check they're fitting tight. If it's a soft top, make sure those plastic clips are wrapped around the door surrounds or it will leak. For me, a wet Jeep is a soft top leaking problem.

If you think it may be the fitting for the doors, there is an easy solution. Grab some PB blaster and spray the outside hinges of the door. Take some pliers or a monkey wrench and remove the two nuts on the outside door hinge. Carefully lift up the door and set it aside. Repeat for the other side. Problem solved.

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Old 05-27-2010, 10:40 PM   #3
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Search the forum for cowl seal. There is a common leak cause by that seal failing. It's not really complicated to fix, iirc...
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:04 PM   #4
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Oh man, I had this problem a couple time too. I took my girl though a huge water/mud puddle and her feet got soaked! I just try to keep my vents closed now. I think I will check that cowl seal also just to rule it out.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:24 AM   #5
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Could it be your AC? My 2003 Wrangler was getting wet on the passenger side and it was the condensation drip tube. The seal on the firewall went bad the condensation water was coming back inside.
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:26 AM   #6
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Heater core? Mine leaked just like that on a Blazer once.. it turned out to be my heater core...
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Heater core tends to leak.. Reach up under the passenger side of dash and feel for a spongy gasket just out of view. If wet, it is your heater core.

You can fix it by removing the battery and sealing up around the fan for the heater core using the sealant you use for your diff...



You can see I sealed it up pretty far. Several layers and it is fine.

You can also see the j tube installed for the AC. If you don't have this, you could add it easily. You can use PVC or whatever, but I got it from the dealer for about $5.00.



Remove the cowl and seal around the air intake on the passenger side. This will keep water from running down the outer portion of the vent. Mine doesn't have the cover the newer TJ's have.



Other things to consider:

- Seal under the windshield is bad (not as likely if this just started).
- Leaves/junk in the drain tube in the cowl. You should be able to see through it. Use a hanger to poke stuff through.
- Window seal leak somewhere
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:01 AM   #8
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Discovered something on my leak while on vacation - If I park with the front end downhill at all, The rain runs to the front of the drip guard over the side window and gets in on the pasenger side - If I park so the front end of the Jeep is up hill - Nothing at all!!
I guess if I am on the level, I will have to carry a stump along to drive up on!!
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:56 PM   #9
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I've got the same problem but I have no A/C.

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