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    Each time it rains hard or I wash the Mango... I then get into it, start it, and begin to move. I get a sudden gush of water onto my feet from under the dash????????

    I opened the black grate thing (Technical Term) and didnt see any obvious openings..

    Any Ideas????

    Signed.......... Wet Foot Guy!


  • #2
    I have a similar problem in my TJ. When it's raining hard, there will be a puddle of water on the passenger side floor mat. No ideas what this might be so if any of you know that would be great! Thanks!

    This could be a 2 for one thread

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    • #3
      Welcome back TJ. The leak that you have TJ I think is from the antenna wire. I heard somewhere that they leak. Check with the local stealership and ask if there is a TSB or a recall. As for the YJ leak I am not sure.

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      • #4
        Ok...dumb question: What is TSB?

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        • #5
          My 95 YJ gets the same puddle on the drivers side. I haven't found the source yet. I have a Rhino liner on the interior so it's no trouble to clean up for me.

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          • #6
            The fact that it leaks is not a huge issue, the problem comes that it waits till I get in it and begin to move then dumps out on my shoes that is the real issue!

            I can handle the "leaks on the floor scenario" but not to dump out on me otherwise dry feet!

            Makes a day very long in wet shoes and socks! LOL

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            • #7
              TJ it is a Technical Service Bulliten. They are used by dealerships to diagnose known problems. It is a common problem but nothing that requres a recall.

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              • #8
                I asked the 'stealership' (I dig it scrambler) about the trouble, and the mechanic that was there immediatly knew what was going on. He told me that it had something to do with the frame of the windshield. For the fix, they'd have to drop the windshield and jack my paint all up. They'd do the touch-up painting for me though, ooooooohhhhh, yea right a$$munch.
                I told him what I thought of that, and he completely understood. He took a towel I had in the front seat (hand towl size) and stuck his arm way up under my dash on the pass. side. I've seen a few drops since when it's raining real hard, but nothing like it was before (and I still haven't smelled a musty/moldy towel from under the dash).

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                • #9
                  I had about a half inch of water on the floor boards one night when I got in to go to work. It was the Windshield to Cowl seal. Please take this problem seriously. It trashed my Sony Explode CD player. The seal is about $30 + shipping in the 4WDH catalog. It's about $88 at the stealership. If you have water all along the bottom of the dash and it fills up your shoes when you go into reverse, it's probably the Cowl seal.

                  Another places it will leak is across the top of the windshield, if the hardtop seal is bad. On YJs, the windshield seals from the outside. If you loose this seal it will leak around the glass to the inside. Also look where the windshield, dash and door all come together. I can daylight thru mine, not real sure how to fix it.

                  Hope this helps, I had to learn the hard way :x

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                  • #10
                    o||||||o-So your TJ was leaking in the same place or what? And what was the fix then?

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                    • #11
                      Well Magoo, the location, that's a good question. I'm not sure if it is the same place. hummerz has water on his feet with them in the drivers floorboard. Laziness is the only reason I've had water on my drivers side (didn't have the will to put the top on). He also said he gets it after a wash. I've never had water on either side from a wash, only during heavy rain while driving.
                      The fix you ask?
                      I wouldn't go so far as to call it a 'fix', it's a towel. But, it does keep the water off my girls feet.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Floyd
                        My 95 YJ gets the same puddle on the drivers side. I haven't found the source yet. I have a Rhino liner on the interior so it's no trouble to clean up for me.
                        How much did the rhino liner cost, Floyd? I called one place to get a quote and the guy was speechless. He couldn't figure why I would do this. I plan on calling around some more.

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                        • #13
                          I had the same leak in my 92 YJ. I haven't changer the cowl seal yet(bad weater in DE) but what I do do as a temp fix...

                          I found that the water comes in through the hole in the dash where the wiper motor fits into the frame. I sealed the hole with some thick plastic, and laid some weather striping along the cowl seal and I haven't had a drop since. I my not even change the cowl seal until summer.

                          Just my $.02

                          Muspah

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                          • #14
                            I have the same problem with my 93. I have felt around under the dash and found a crack In a plastic black box under there above the heating duct. I have heard there is a drainage hose that gets cloged some times for the vent on the hood but I have not found it yet. I have gotten use to it and just go bare foot when it rains. I hope this summer to remove the dash and get a good look and see about replacing the plastic heating duct and hope that helps.

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