Blocked drain tube 100 series landcruiser

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 21:25
ThreadID: 111290 Views:6370 Replies:7 FollowUps:9
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all, I know this topic has been touched on before but I have water leaking on the passenger side floor of our 100 series. I have cleaned out the drain tube and have removed the glove box and the cover behind, and cleaned it out and still I have a leak, does any one know of a way to fix this leak without removing the entire dash. Any ideas?
regards Judy
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - sdr00y (Beecroft,NSW) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 22:48

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 22:48
Can you actually see where the leak is coming from? Is it the drain tube for sure?

Mine had leaks from the roof rack bolts and it tracked its way down to under the floor. is that a possibility?

Lifetime Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 546802

Follow Up By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:21

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:21
No as we don't have a roof rack . Thanks anyway
Regards Judy
0
FollowupID: 834619

Reply By: TomH - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:46

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:46
Heres a guaranteed fix Take out the glovebox At the right end there is a rectangular box which is part of the aircon.

Take the back panel off, clean around the seal and the edge of the box and get some windscreen sealant and cover the edge of the box and seal and put it back on. It may pay to rod along the bottom of the box in case it is blocked further in than you tried. Have had two do that and fixed it this way both times.

I actually put a bead of sealant on then pushed the rubber seal into it and covered it with some more and tidied it up when tightened up.

It seems the bottom of the box actually seems to drain towards the back and the residue in the bottom eventually leaks into the cabin.

It never leaked again in either of them and thats over 4 years ago
AnswerID: 546804

Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:50

Sunday, Mar 01, 2015 at 23:50
Is it just when it rains, or is it just when running the air cond or is it leaking all the time?
AnswerID: 546805

Follow Up By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 07:12

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 07:12
Just when the air con is on
Cheers judy
0
FollowupID: 834622

Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 09:09

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 09:09
Thanks Judy. That rules out everything else! Has the rubber tube come away from the air cond unit under the dash? - usually doesn't have a clip.
1
FollowupID: 834625

Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 09:14

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 09:14
Thank you all I will spend my small amount of spare time under the dash, will let you know how I get on.
cheers Judy
AnswerID: 546814

Follow Up By: Member - Colin E - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 11:45

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 11:45
I recently had the aircon evaporator changed lovely cold air but water collected inside on the floor. Took it back auto elec said there were no kinks or anything wrong he just added a sealant where the original was collapsed and all good now.
So sounds like you just need to redo the seal around the evaporator as said above
Colin
1
FollowupID: 834634

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:47

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:47
Just a suggestion, Judy.

To do a task as described above, it might pay to remove the passenger side seat. It's only 4 bolts, move seat back, or remove completely, and you've heaps of room to get the job done.

Bob

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 834640

Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:55

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 12:55
Plenty of room when glovebox is removed.

Lot of heavy work to remove the seat Just push it right back and stand on the ground and lean in. Im 185cm tall and it was ok.
1
FollowupID: 834641

Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 13:42

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 13:42
Okay. Been behind the glovebox plenty of times, but wasn't sure how much of a contortionist one needs to be, attacking the evaporator.

Thanks,
Bob

Seen it all, Done it all.
Can't remember most of it.

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

1
FollowupID: 834643

Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 17:42

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 17:42
Is it condensation building up on the outside of the air vent pipes I've had 2 old GQ patrols that doth dripped onto my clutch foot in certain weather conditions or on long trips.
AnswerID: 546843

Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 18:02

Monday, Mar 02, 2015 at 18:02
Its dampness dripping off the condenser and leaking back through the seal at the cabin end as I said above The pipes are not in the cabin in a cruiser and are on the passenger side
1
FollowupID: 834673

Reply By: CraigB - Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 15:45

Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015 at 15:45
As per TomH's reply. This will fix the problem. Been there & done that with a perfect result. No more water drips on the passengers toes!
AnswerID: 549419

Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Saturday, Mar 07, 2015 at 08:23

Saturday, Mar 07, 2015 at 08:23
Hi all, thank you for all info on how to fix the water leak in our cruiser, we sealed around the evaporator unit and cleaned out again and so far no leak, so thank you all again
Regards Judy and Laurie
AnswerID: 549544

Follow Up By: TomH - Saturday, Mar 07, 2015 at 11:19

Saturday, Mar 07, 2015 at 11:19
Good on you for letting us know it worked.

So many ask and never tell the result.
1
FollowupID: 834944

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)