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Old 07-02-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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Water on passenger side floor board

I recently went through a monsoon with Tropical Storm Debby and when I got to my house I noticed the entire inside of the jeep was dry except the passenger side floor board, which had standing water on top of the floor mat. Its not over heating and it is not coolant (no heater core). Is there any issue with the door or windsheild molding I haven't heard about? I haven't found any cuts, wear marks, or other signs of water intursion. Could it be the blower motor, I heard from a friend that might be a possible issue. Any helpful advise would be much appriecated.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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Possibly could be the front cowl in fron of window. Mine does the same thing is sits out in rain. I was told by as buddy who has a 01 and his does the same thing.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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If equipped with it, check the AC drain ... Condesate will pool in the floorboard if the drain is plugged.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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i second the a/c theory, the exact same thing happened in my old dakota
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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I had the same problem and didn't know what is was from at first. I stuck my fingers up in the hood vent tube and cleared out a lot of clogged debris. That seemed to work for a while but it still persists. Where's the a/c pool located?
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Hard or soft top, full or half doors. Soft stuff flexs a bit in strong breezes. When Irene tore through last year I got some puddles, mostly on passenger side.
High winds can do strange things. I would not worry about it unless you get it again without a heavy storm.
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Hard or soft top, full or half doors. Soft stuff flexs a bit in strong breezes. When Irene tore through last year I got some puddles, mostly on passenger side.
High winds can do strange things. I would not worry about it unless you get it again without a heavy storm.
X2. I'd blame Debbie until it happens again.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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A regular storm does it to mine, it doesn't take a hurricane/tropical storm
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I recently went through a monsoon with Tropical Storm Debby and when I got to my house I noticed the entire inside of the jeep was dry except the passenger side floor board, which had standing water on top of the floor mat. Its not over heating and it is not coolant (no heater core). Is there any issue with the door or windsheild molding I haven't heard about? I haven't found any cuts, wear marks, or other signs of water intursion. Could it be the blower motor, I heard from a friend that might be a possible issue. Any helpful advise would be much appriecated.
Question is, do you have rear window wash. If so, does the water line run on the right side. I had this problem too. But on the driver side. EVery time I ran rear washer, my floor was filling up with water. There was a disconnect that had come loose.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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Mine randomly does this also. No clue as what is the cause as everything was replaced and tight.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #11
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My 97 TJ does the same thing....passenger side only and NO AC.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #12
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My passenger side does this as well every time it rains. I thought it was the three holes on that side from the po. However I covered them up an it still got soaked. It can't be the a/c, well at least for me because I haven't used it in a month( didn't work). I have a hard top, full doors, nothing that is ripped or torn on the weather stripping.
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This may help, it fixed mine
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:55 AM   #14
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Thanks for the advise. I have no A/C and its a soft top with full steal doors. I'm going to remove the battery and check the blower motor this weekend. It has not done it before and I see no water leaking from the window cal.
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I myself would have to rule out Windshield. I would use Black Electrical Tape and tape around the window seal. And it wont come off when you drive. All it takes is a piece of dirt or corrosion and you will have a leak.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #16
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in the cowl there's a drain that drains into the engine compartment (right behind the engine), most of the rain that goes through the cowl vent holes will drain down in there, sometimes the drain gets plugged with leaves and debris and your cowl will fill up causing water to leak inside through the ac's air intake. Unclogging it will fix your problems. I had this on both of the TJs I owned.

Here's pic with the cowl panel removed (BTW that big hole into the engine compartment was cut out at a later time):
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #17
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in the cowl there's a drain that drains into the engine compartment (right behind the engine), most of the rain that goes through the cowl vent holes will drain down in there, sometimes the drain gets plugged with leaves and debris and your cowl will fill up causing water to leak inside through the ac's air intake. Unclogging it will fix your problems. I had this on both of the TJs I owned.

Here's pic with the cowl panel removed (BTW that big hole into the engine compartment was cut out at a later time):
The drain on my 97 was COMPLETELY filled with debris when I got it. The drain was a one way piece of rubber on the bottom.....kind of like you would find on a tractors air filter. This did not fix my problem however.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #18
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If you have half doors like I do, check the gap between the top of the door and the overhang of the fabric on your soft top. With my old soft top, there was enough of a gap where water would trickle in. Over the course of a 2 hour rain storm, this would lead to a good amount of water on the driver side floor. It also wasn't readily apparent on the inside of the door where the water was coming from. Also, check your weather stripping around the door frame.
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #19
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Mine leaked as water ran down between the door and the tub. I fixed it by bending up where the pliers are in the pic...now the water runs out instead of in. Dry floors!

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Old 07-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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in the cowl there's a drain that drains into the engine compartment (right behind the engine), most of the rain that goes through the cowl vent holes will drain down in there, sometimes the drain gets plugged with leaves and debris and your cowl will fill up causing water to leak inside through the ac's air intake. Unclogging it will fix your problems. I had this on both of the TJs I owned.

Here's pic with the cowl panel removed (BTW that big hole into the engine compartment was cut out at a later time):
I had the same issue with my wife's jeep a few weeks ago. Standing water in the passenger side after two heavy rain storms. The issue was that the drain under the cowel was clogged with debris. The water backs up into the cabin air intake and runs down through the blower fan, across the fuse box, and onto the floor...Great!

Remove the six or so screws that hold the cowel on and remove the cowel. Then clear the drain in the center of the compartment- I used a length of clothes hanger wire to do this. I suspect this will solve your problem.

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Old 07-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #21
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Had the same issue with mine when I bought it several months ago. Searched forums and found the answer. From the pictures in the previous posts, there is a plastic piece labeled as A/C air intake and it has a foam gasket between it and the body. Take the screws out that hold it in place and remove it. Remove/scrape away the deteriorating foam gasket and liberally apply silicone to mating surface, install and again silicone all around the plastic piece. Problem solved and hasn't leaked again.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #22
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I had both floorboards fill up this morning after a rain storm last night. I was wondering if their had been any success since this thread was posted? I'm gonna ck the cowl drain this weekend...
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #23
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Here's a post I made in another thread last month. It isn't always the cowl. It won't be the A/C drain if it is due to rain.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/floo...ml#post2679932
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:15 AM   #24
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Thx Paul. Good read and great help...
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had same issue with my 06. turned out to be the weatherstripping @ top of the
door,right where the top an door meet the windshield was curved out a little.used a paperclip to straiten it out solved my issue
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Had the same issue with mine when I bought it several months ago. Searched forums and found the answer. From the pictures in the previous posts, there is a plastic piece labeled as A/C air intake and it has a foam gasket between it and the body. Take the screws out that hold it in place and remove it. Remove/scrape away the deteriorating foam gasket and liberally apply silicone to mating surface, install and again silicone all around the plastic piece. Problem solved and hasn't leaked again.

I have chassed mine for a long time, even had the windshield gasket changed. my right floor is always wet after a rain storm. My carpet is stained and getting some rust on the transmission hump.

The posting above makes the most sense I have heard so far.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #27
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My mysterious wet floorboard turned out to be the heater core gasket. Unfortunately I let it go on FAR too long and not have a badly rusted passenger floorboard. Has anyone used the POR15 Rust Preventatives? Is painting with POR 15 enough or should I Rhino Line over top of it?

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