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Kick Panel Water Leaks?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MilpitasK5, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    It's raining quite a bit in the bay area and I noticed that I have some leakage under the dash dripping down the kick panel. I think both passenger and driver side are doing it. Both inconsistant. Anyone have the same deal and know what it is?
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    TIA
     
  2. zakk

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    rain get's into my truck to. It might have something to do with the fact that I don't own a top /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Damn dude! Rain get's into you're truck with the top off? That's odd... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    i can't figure it out either /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    As for your problem, It could be the windshild has a leak.

    Is it coming in from behind the dash or down along side of it?
     
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    My wifes old 87 used to leak on both sides, It turned out that the windsheild seals were leaking and allowing water in the lower corners. was running down inside of dash, down kickpanels. The windsheild was replaced and the old seal was reused, but never sealed. We pulled the windsheild back out and put urethane window glue in behind the seal and reinstalled glass. never leaked agian.
     
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    Geeez... The leak isn't horrible yet. That sounds exactly like my prob so that's the fix I guess. I think I'll wait till I really need to pull the windsheild.
    I'll make this a "favorite" thread. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Take it to a windshield shop and they can seal it while in place. No reason to remove it to seal. The shop will just pull back the rubber seal and inject sealant around the windshield. Or you can buy a tube of urethane yourself and seal it. Clean up the excess urethane with white gas, it will not hurt your paint or the rubber seal
     
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    That sounds like a good plan. There's a window place right by my house. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Do you think they could do the same thing with my side windows? /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    Got some leaks there too. Been meaning to replace the seals but haven't yet. If I could get them to just seal it up for me, that'd be best. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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