80 series - water leak front floor

Submitted: Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 16:57
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Can anyone assist me in trying to locate and fix a water leak that has become apparent follwoing the overnight rains in Melbourne?

Water is evident under the front passenger mat. This has occurred previously following rain. Seems to occur follwoing the vehicle being outside overnight.

Please advsie asny possibliities or anyone who could assist in fixing it?

Thanks,

Nigel
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:04

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:04
Don't know much about cruisers, but I would imagine it would have to be a blockage in the area in front of the windscreen. Most vehicles have a vent or air intake system there and if it's blocked with leaves etc, that could be causing the water to build up and flow in through the fresh air vents etc.
Good luck.....
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:05

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:05
Hi Nigel it is probably your windscreen leaking after the long hot summer dried up the sealant.
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Reply By: Wil - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:38

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 17:38
Nigel

The windscreen leak is quite a common problem on the 80 Cruisers. Pay to have a good look for it.

Cheers

Wil
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:22

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:22
hi Nigel
As in previous replies get the front screen resealed, glass to rubber and rubber to body , this is where mine usually leaks after any serious off road trip.
Also make sure the drip rail is clear where it runs down along side the screen.
If you have a sun roof make cetain that the drain tubes are clear and are fitted properly
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Tom (NT) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:55

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 18:55
Nigel
I had the same problem with my 80 after much stress found it to be the bottom corner of the windscreen. It leaks in then runs thru under the dash (makes you think it is leaking from the firewall). All I did was to put a bit of silicon in the cnr's make sure you clean well first. That was 12mths ago and I haven't had a leak since.
Cheers
Tom
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:40

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:40
Geez Tom,
You must be absolutely bustin' at the seams ol' mate!!! (Not having had a leak for 12 months) LOL
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:41

Friday, Apr 30, 2004 at 19:41
my sentiments exactly lol
steve
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Reply By: Member Colin - NSW Bungendore - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 00:40

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 00:40
Another possibility

I had an old Jackaroo - '82 !!.
After I bought it I noticed that there was a large rubber 'bung' missing from the passenger side floor - so I sealed it up!

Next time it rained heavy, the car 'filled up' with water !??

So I pulled out the floor and fire wall carpet and ran the hose over the front of the car - discovered that the water was coming in between the outside guard panel (over the wheel arch) and the inside panel. These panels are spot welded at the factory, but there was enough gap for the water to find its way inside the car!
I 'opened up' the joint a little more and then filled it up with Silastic - fixed!

My first reaction was to blame the windscreen also!

Hope this helps?
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Reply By: keith m - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 09:43

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 09:43
You might like to check the air con water hose (takes the water from the aircon condenser under the dash to the engine bay).
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Reply By: perf - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 10:59

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 10:59
I would also check the air con hose first. It can become dislodged fairly easily.
regards Mark
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Reply By: ian - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:40

Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 19:40
Nigel
Mine was the w/screen also.
Seemed like it was not, and I tried aircon, etc.
In the end I replaced the screen. First installation was not good enough and it still leaked. They did it again with heaps of goo on both sides and it seems right now. If you are in Melbourne I wouldn't worry. It only seems to rain once every few years these days.
Ian
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