I changed my cowl seal between the windshield and cowl but I still have a leak. Do I need to re-install and use silicone or gasket sealer? Any help will be appreciated.....I thought I had this fixed!!
If there is water under the seal, there is not adequate pressure. Adjust your windshield hinges. After replacing the seal, folding the windshield back up should require quite a bit of force if thing are properly adjusted. If you don't intend to fold down your windshield again at any point in the future, go ahead and use sealer, it is easier, just not the proper way.Charley24 said:Got it. The PO had sealed that at one time apparently and it still looks completely sealed. My problem has to be with the cowl seal because when I lay the windsheild forward there is water under the seal. The only other place I can see that water could possibly get in is at the hinges themselves. Thanks for the idea though.....
I have, but I haven't actually looked for a crack. I'll try that. There is plenty of pressure on the seal. I had to use a 3" c-clamp to pull the windshield close enough to the roll bar to get the bolts started when I re-assembled it. I'm thinking I'll check the box for cracks, and use gasket sealer under the cowl seal. One thing weird...the water is always under the seal, but I guess gravity could do that.Have you taken the cowl plastic plate off and looked at the heater box thats underneath it? I have seen lots and lots of them crack right there and let water in.