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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey hey,

I've got a problem and I was hoping that someone out there might have some input.

I just got my Jeep YJ 1993 three weeks ago. Today is the first rain we've had and my jeep is leaking from behind the dashboard. Water is just streaming in from around the glovebox and the in-dash speakers.

I've noticed (in the last three weeks) that the previous owner neglected to keep the "little things" fixed on the car. Do you think that a part may be missing under there? I poked my head under the dash and I couldn't see anything in particular missing (not that I would know).

Anyway my shoes are soaked, water is collecting in the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle, it's sitting in my driveway and I'm bailing it out on the hour here.

Please help.

Thanks
Dave Sramek

PS-- I have a Steel Horse hardtop w/the hard upper half windows, if that makes any difference.

 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
They all leak.. well at least everyone i've ever been in. Instead of bailing though, pull the drain plugs, undre the carpet, on the drivers, and passenger sides. If im not mistaken, the leaking you are speking of comes from either the hinge to fold the windshield down, or form around the glass in the windshield. soooome one else should be able to tell you how to fix it better than I can
BJ

"If you chose not to decide, you still have made a Choice" RUSH
 
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I don't know why they all would leak, mine sure doesn't and yours shouldn't either. You know, when I first read you questions and what was wrong it reminded me of when my heater corp went out in my Ranger and how much water dumped onto the floor board, but you would have smelt the anti-freeze. I might start by checking your vent tubes. If they are stuck open plus extra holes were cut in them for better venting, this might be it. My window seal leaks just a little bit if I'm doing 70 mph in a down pure, but you would be able to easily see this. If is leaked around the window frame seal, then when you tip the window forward then you would see were the water is coming through at. If the window seal and the window frame seal don't look like they are leaking then I would have to say it is the vent. Just in case I would check the level of water in the radiator, it may just have water in it and no anti-freeze and that is why you didn't smell is. An over heated engine can cause problems that nobody whats to deal with.

Aaron
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Might be coming in from the connections to vent in front of the windsheild.
Jeff
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the input.

I'm fairly sure that the water is coming from the rain. I'll check the vent tubes. I have a little cancer on the winshield frame. I'm going to tar it up until I can replace it this summer.

Adios
Dave Sramek

 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Look under the hood for the vent drain line. When it clogs with mud, crud, whatever it lets the water fill up and pour into the Jeep. I'll bet you find that it needs cleaning. Let me know if you need any help, I'm not to far from you.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Dave,
As noted above, check the vent tube...look under the hood and you will see the rubber tube (about 1.5" diam) on the right side of the firewall. At the bottom it pinches...squeeze the pinch and any junk should fall out.

Next...check the rubber seal that runs the length of the windshield between the frame and body....Now is a good time to give all the rubber parts a good coat of Son-of-a-Gun or sim stuff....

give me a yell when u have time....I'm right up the street from you in Torrance.

John......southern CA
84CJ7, 3"lift, 32"BFG, 4.10's, ARB Locker, Solid Axle's, Durabak
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Right on, John. If it isn't the vent tube, it is sure to be the
windshield gasket. My money is on the windshield gasket.

Ron R. - 90 YJ w/OME /wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
As previously stated, the cowl rubber between Windshield frame and tub is a likely culprit.

Carl, Tampa, FL, 74 CJ-5
If a Jeep can't take you there, Think twice about going..
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
YJ windshield frames sometimes have gaps in the sealer where the inner skin is spotwelded to the outer skin, along the top and sides of the frame. A little clear RTV will cover these up. Rust holes are more likely a cause.
Another common area for leaks on YJs (and CJs) is the sealer seam where the cowl meets the windshield header and where the cowl meets the side panels. Cracks or gaps in the sealer here will cause leaks. Years of driving stresses the dried out body seam seals causing them to crack and leak.

 
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