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Old 12-05-2010, 07:03 PM
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water leaking into cabin from cowl

I have a 1969 Wagoneer and water leaks in to the cabin from the cowl and the fresh air vents. Has anyone else experienced this or know how to fix it. I've thought about trying to seal up the entire cowl piece some way or another but would prefer not to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:07 PM
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Did you clean out the drains?

http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showt...ght=clean+vent

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Old 12-05-2010, 07:14 PM
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I thought I did. I've tried compressed air and running stiff wire through them. I guess I'll just have to give it another go. Thanks for the reply
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:20 PM
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I thought I did. I've tried compressed air and running stiff wire through them. I guess I'll just have to give it another go. Thanks for the reply

No short-cuts..you really have to get down to it to clean them out properly.
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Old 12-05-2010, 07:21 PM
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Don't overlook the screws holding down the rear hood seal. Some of these go thru the top of the cowl on the insde of the fire wall.
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:11 PM
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Welcome to the land of empty pockets and unfinished projects...

You really need to pull the vents in the kick panel and clean it out thoroughly. There are drain holes in the bottom that get clogged and start the domino effect. While your there, check for rust holes.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:50 PM
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I thought mine were clean until I opened up the kick panel vents and pulled out piles of stuff. After two years I finally got the leaks sealed up with silicone. Get all that crap out first, then find where you're leaking, seal it, then pull the carpet and make sure you still have a floor.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:57 PM
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The hardcore approach is to use a hole saw to cut new clean-out hole near the bottom of the kickpanel so you don't have to remove the vents next time. Different methods have been used for making covers for the new holes.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:07 AM
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I like that idea I will Do you have pics or could you email or PM me some?

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I was having this problem on mine & found out that the inner side of the vent housing had rusted through. I was working on putting a new antenna on mine & noticed light coming through where there was suppose to be metal on the inner cowl. I had a light up under the dash looking for the new antenna cable. I pulled off the top vent grill & with a light sure enough the inner cowel was rusted through I repaired mine & got some black aluminum screen & put it on the vent grill so nothing could get through. Also check the antenna cable hole it leaks there too.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:25 PM
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I don't have any pics but there are some good write-ups in the tech section about this problem. No pictures there either, but if you want to go the cleanout hole route the tech section is a great place to look for more info. A search of the forums should get you some more info as well and maybe even some pics of the process or maybe another member will chime in with some pics.
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:43 PM
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Here is a good write up on finding leaks...from the IFSJA Tech Library:

http://www.ifsja.org/tech/body/fsj-leak.html
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bileve it or not that was one the worst problems of the jeeps with a water leak from cowel. in maine water would split open the seams afer freezing and then leaking would come. the most comon fix was a body plastic that went onver the split seam to seal it tight still have that problem today actually. with newer jeeps. but it was mostly form a seem though and can be cured with the right stuff and lots of waitning to dry and testingwith a hose.
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