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water leak

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5DRAGER, Aug 26, 2001.

  1. K5DRAGER

    K5DRAGER 1/2 ton status

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    The other day after a rain storm I noticed that my rear carpet was wet right by the spare tire carrier. Was wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so was it the side window or the rear top seal that was leaking.
     
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    I had the same thing happen to mine but it turned out that it wasn't the windows or the seal. I've got a rear roll bar in mine and someone had left a bolt out on the right side. Guess it threw the water up from the tire through the hole and soaked the carpet. Since it was getting hit with water I put some teflon tape on it before I put it back in. Stopped the leak.

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    thanks for the reply, but mine don't have a roll bar and my wheel wells and quarters are in great shape-no rust.
     
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    did u drive during the rain storm, because there is a hole in your wheelwell where the tire is bolted in. i took my tire carrier out, and the hole is there, and water sprayes in. but its not bad in my blazer, cuz i hurculined it.

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    this happens if I drive in the rain or not, and my tire carrier is still mounted so the bolt and everything is still there.the carpet on the wheel well is dry, its the carpet and pad just to the rear of the wheel well and next to the quarter
     
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    Have you got under the truck and looked to make sure there isn't a hole nearby? Maybe you have some rust perforation or a previous owner did some kind of mod tha required drilling into the floor.........



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    Just to double check I just looked again, and there is no holes and no rust. This is a 90 that I just got from the original owner who was anal about the up keep. There is no rust, that is why I I'm trying to find this leak before it causes trouble.I'm thinking its either the side window or the rear top seal. But as far as I know the top has never been off. Not that the seal couldn't still go bad I guess.Thanks for the replys, anyone else have any ideas????
     
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    Hi
    I think there's "gutters" on the outside of the sliding windows that sometimes gets clogged, causing the water to rice to high and enter underneath the sliding window part. Then water can do all sorts of crazy things to get to where you described. Also the fillerneck shield is known to rust away. It has a seal around it, that can dry or rot away without seing it at a quick glance.
    Hope I helped some.

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