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Thread: Water leak, drivers side footwell

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    Water leak, drivers side footwell

    After a recent heavy rain I found water pooled on my drivers side rubber floor mat. I pulled the panel above the pedals, and then hit the front windshield and areas behind the hood with a hose...water on the floor mat again! After digging through the wires and a/c ducts I found evidence of the water entering somewhere pretty high up underneath the dash. It seemed to drip down right onto the cruise control ECU.

    My first thought is the windshield seal, but I'm wondering what other areas might be to blame. Can water get in through the fresh air ducts?

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    Sunroof drains, windshield thats probably the more common ones. Mabey some of the rubber grommets that pass wiring through the firewall or the steering column
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    Quote Originally Posted by ciwhamc View Post
    Sunroof drains, windshield thats probably the more common ones. Mabey some of the rubber grommets that pass wiring through the firewall or the steering column
    I'm almost positive it's not the sunroof drains as I didn't get water anywhere near the sunroof when I was testing with the hose. I've been worried it's coming through the firewall somewhere, because I have no idea how I'd be able to figure out where.

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    Did you find the culprit? You mentioned water coming through the firewall which reminded me of the problems I read in the "Rolling Restoration" post:

    http://lrrforum.com/showthread.php?t=19302

    He said that he had a leak in the vent door in the hood cowl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitmo04 View Post
    Did you find the culprit? You mentioned water coming through the firewall which reminded me of the problems I read in the "Rolling Restoration" post:

    http://lrrforum.com/showthread.php?t=19302

    He said that he had a leak in the vent door in the hood cowl.
    That is very likely the issue. I recently narrowed down the source to the hood cowl, but wasn't sure where the water would be getting in.

    I'm not really understanding what he did to fix the problem though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roundheadlights View Post
    That is very likely the issue. I recently narrowed down the source to the hood cowl, but wasn't sure where the water would be getting in.

    I'm not really understanding what he did to fix the problem though...
    roundheadlights,

    check out the post on this thread (about my rusted out floorboards...)

    http://lrrforum.com/showthread.php?t=19650

    Jon goes into more detail about the cowl further down in the post. Hope this helps.
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    Bringing this back up because I need to tackle this job before the weather turns. Does anyone know the part number and a good source for the foam piece?

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    Is this what you're looking for?

    part # MXC3910G at AB
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/MXC3910G.cfm
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitmo04 View Post
    Is this what you're looking for?

    part # MXC3910G at AB
    http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/MXC3910G.cfm
    Not sure, but I don't think so. It's my understanding that there is a piece down underneath the decker panel. Also, mine is a 1993.

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    Have you solved the water problem? I'm having the same issues in my 94.
    Nick
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