Finding a leak

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:12
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From time to time when we get heavy rains I always find a puddle of water on the passenger front foot area never used to be that much of a problem but now in our new driveway it's on a slope and after heavy rains it all moves to the back left door area and rains into the carpet!

I have no idea where it's coming from? where does one start looking? I checked the window seals and they seem fine

any ideas?
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:18

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:18
Try the roof rack mounts

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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:36

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:36
will have a look but not sure how it can be there
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:18

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:18
Blocked drain on a vent somewhere?

Door seal?

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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:50

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:50
Hey Geoff,

You mean a aircon vent? the door seals seems to be fine as well
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:54

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:54
Pretty much, I'm not real familiar with Patrols but across the bottom of the windscreen on Landcruisers is a grille.

It has a drain or two down through the back of the dash and the foots wells.

If a drain blocks you get water on the floor.

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Follow Up By: kidsolo - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:35

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:35
I have had the same problem before with rust holes under that grill. Any rust under the grill allows the water to run inside.
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Reply By: DesF - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:24

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:24
Hi, Do you have a sunroof , I found on the Pajero when parked with nose down the water built up on the sunroof and leaked onto the front passengers floor?
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:37

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:37
No sunroof
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:37

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:37
Do you have a snorkel on that side?
I had water getting in where the snorkel was mounted to the A pillar, ran inside the pinchweld in the door opening and onto the floor.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:48

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 16:48
Yes I do will have to check that out
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:28

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:28
I should also mention that I had a new windscreen put in about 8-12 months ago but am I not 100% if I had this problem before then or not. It only seems to happen when it's really bucketing down rain like we have had here in Brisbane the last couple of months.
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Follow Up By: Ross H (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 22:47

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 22:47
Hi Troll 81

Had the same happen with the navara when I had windscreen replaced. Had to get them back 3 times before they got it right.
First 2 times they were very scabby on the sealant and windsreen was not quite central. On the third time I stood over them and was talking to the guy about the problem and he said with these screens you really need two people to get it right, which he did,
so no problems since.
Maybe this could be your problem.

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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 04:08

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 04:08
hmmmmm

I had one of those mobile guys out.....only one guy and the job looks good and neat but might give them a cal and see what they say
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Reply By: rumpig - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:58

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 17:58
do you have a UHF aerial?
if so then check that the water doesn't run down the cable back through the firewall. i had this problem on an old hilux, ended up just making the cable go below the grommet in firewall first then run abit uphill to the grommet to stop the straight downhill run the cable used to have.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:01

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:01
sure do but it's been there for years but will double check that. I know I have a heaps of wires going into the firewall so maybe it is leaking through there somewhere
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 21:29

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 21:29
Had that happen as well - water tracks down the wires and through the firewall.
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Follow Up By: gav99x - Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:45

Friday, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:45
Yep definitely follow all of your looms through the firewall and check the rubber boot seals around them for splits/cracks etc.

I had this problem on my Jackaroo, during heavy rain water would wash down the firewall (engine-side) and over the loom and into the cabin through the split rubber boot.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:57

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 18:57
There is a very good chance that the of the windscreen wasn't sealed properly by injecting enough sealant upon instalation. In a previous life I used to install windscreens, and this was a common problem (not for me) when installers fail to check the job carefully.
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Follow Up By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 19:47

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 19:47
Hey Fred

So lets say this is the case will I have to get them to take the window out again and redo everything?
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Follow Up By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:25

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 20:25
Yes, complete removal is the only way. Don't let them just add to the old sealant, it won't take properly because a skin has formed as it dries.
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