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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2006, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Odd Body leak

Ok I know jeep are supposed to leak. Mine only has one (ok 2 one on each side) that I have just found. Up under the dash on the sides there is a seam (front cowel and body side). When it rains I get a leak around the seam. Can I wait for it to dry and sylicone it from the inside, or do I need to snad the paint and seal it from the outside? or is there anouther way to fix it?
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Re: Odd Body leak

are you sure it isnt the windshield/cowel seal thats leaking and running down behind the dash?...by that i mean the rubber that seals between the windshield frame and body, where the hinges are for the windshield.....from wghat you said it sounds like you are saying you have a leak on thw welded seam on the body betweent he cowl (the surface where the air inlet is) and the support for the windhield, just below the windshield hinges.

the windhsield/cowel seal is by far the most popular jeep leak...so it might be that....just an idea
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Re: Odd Body leak

Take the top fresh air grille off and you'll be able to drop the air intake. Then strip off all the old sealant. Run a new bead of sealant along the top of the intake assembly and reinstall it to the tub. Make sure the drain is clean. That will take care of the water coming in at that point.
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Re: Odd Body leak

Little more info:
the windshield cowl gasket is new. After searching out the leak. it is coming from the body seam. sides of the jeep above the "jeep" lettering at the seam or the cowl, front fender, and hood. on the inside it is dry above the seam and wet below the seam.
I havnt looked in the fresh air inlet not sure ill look into that fix.
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Re: Odd Body leak

Check this place.
Open the hood and look at the seam where the firewall meets the cowl.
A little sealant across that might solve your problem, if it does'nt at least it was easy and hidden.
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Re: Odd Body leak

a few suggestions....

use some of that plasti-dip to fill in the seam. unfortunately its not uv tolerant, but that stuff does wonders when you need to seal a body crack, insulate wires, seal a battery tray, patch door seals....

here's a pic of a my 'mystery leak'
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