Water under dash after rains

Tiny
92YJ
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  • 1992 JEEP YJ
  • 98,000 MILES
Whenever we get a good rain, and I drive the jeep, I get water coming out from under the dash. Usually comes out from around the area of either the accelerator pedal or the brake (it's an automatic, so no clutch). I have no idea how the rain water is getting into the interior of the dash. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 AT 1:18 PM

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Tiny
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MOST LIKELY THE AIR VENT ON THE COWL

(IT MAY ALSO BE THE GASKET BETWEEN THE WINDSHIELD FRAME AND THE COWL)

THE AIR VENT HAS A SPONGY KINDA GASKET BETWEEN THE COWL AND THE DUCT

........SEE THE "BOX" THAT INCLUDES "PART # 30" IN THE DIAGRAM IN THIS LINK

http://www.jeep4x4center.com/air-conditioning-heating/jeep-wrangler-yj.htm

IT WOULD BE A REAL PAIN IN THE BUTT TO TRY TO REPLACE THIS GASKET (UNLESS YOU ARE ALREADY IN THERE)

........SO THIS IS WHAT YOU DO!!!

OBTAIN 2 TUBES OF "BLACK RVT GASKET MAKER"

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_ultra-black-maximum-oil-resistance-rtv-silicone-gasket-maker-(3-35-oz)-permatex_7160059-p?searchTerm=silicone

REMOVE THE GRILL OFF OF THE COWL VENT

WITH A GOOD LIGHT AND AN INSPECTION MIRROR----LOOK INSIDE AROUND THE EDGES AND SEE F YOU SEE GAPS AROUND THE TOP OR EVEN CRACKS IN THE PLASTIC

(IT MAY EVEN HAVE PROBLEMS ON DOWN THE SYSTEM) .......LOOK THE DIAGRAM OVER IN THE 1ST LINK, FOR HOW IT ALL GOES TOGETHER

IF ITS A MILD CRACK OR GAP.........SEE IF YOU CAN "SQUIRT" THE SILICONE IN IT......I'VE EVEN WORN RUBBER GLOVES AND SQUIRTED IT IN MY HANDS AND SMEARED IT ALL THE WAY AROUND THE TOP, WHERE THE GASKET SHOULD SEAL

I'VE NEVER DONE THIS WITH A WRANGLER, BUT I HAVE MANY TIMES WITH CJs !!!

THIS MAY ALSO HELP YOU WITH ANY OTHER WRANGLER PROBLEM YOU HAVE

SEE MY ANSWER IN THIS LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2005-jeep-tj-4-cylinder-6-speed-2-5l-wrangler-need-change-transmission-fluid

THEN RETURN HERE AND TELL ME IF I AIN'T THE BEST-US JEEP HELP YOU'VE EVER COME ACROSS!

OUR SITE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING SOME REMODELING ----MY PICS MAY NOT SHOW UP---I HOPE THE LINKS WORK

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC
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