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Homer.S.
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7/29/2002
21:21:15

Subject: Izzy read this water in cab
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Here is some info to your water flooding problem dont know if you have the same problem. But this was my problem: A leaf found its way under the hood and worked its way down a passage between the firewall and the wheel well where rain water should drain down and through a small drain hole under the truck (where the leaf worked its way down in)This caused the water to back and seep through a small hole in the metal part of the cab under the side plastic kick plate in the cab (passenger side).

Here is how to test. 1) Get 1-3 cans of beer and drink them (DUFF) is my choice. 2) Remove plastic side kick plate inside the cab passenger side was where my leak was. 3) open the hood and poor 1-3 beer cans of WATER not beer down the passage under the hood and observe for water seeping in the cab if you notice water coming in the cab you found your problem as I did. Unclog the jam from the bottom of your truck and fill that small hole in your truck with silicon and retest. Then have another beer. Your done! !!WARNING!!Dont attempt to drive your truck after performing this test.
Best of luck.





Izzy
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7/30/2002
08:17:35

RE: Izzy read this water in cab
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Just so happens I have a 12 pack in the garage refrig too. Good thing you weren't brand specific. A leaf huh? I will definately check this out.

It seemed strange to me it only started after I had my truck for about a year or so, if it had been a problem like antenna cable grommet not properly seated or something then it should have leaked from day 1.

Thanks for the tip friend, have printed and will explore.

Izzy



Rick
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7/30/2002
21:10:54

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looks like rubber boots for the passenger! I had a lake forming on the passenger side floorboard, I had just cleaned out the drain tube for the AC about a week ago, so it was ruled out! 97 model no problem till last week, then while driving around trying to locate parts for a homebrew air intake, I noticed the lake. I pulled out the passenger seat, lifted the carpet and went to lookin, I noticed that my AC was not producing very much water on the ground and was able to determine that it was coming from where the drain exited the firewall. While the truck was running I looked under the hood at the drain tube and noticed that the water was running out of the drain along it's exterior back to the firewall and down the trucks body. The water was flowing back into the cab where the drain and seal met(the fan appeared to be contributing to the water running back along the tube). The seal had gone bad! I placed a 90 degree 1/2 barbed sprinkler fitting in the drain and it has not leaked since last Friday (carpet is still pulled back from the fire wall until I am sure its fixed). The last thing I'll do is put some silicone around the drain.


Have I missed some? I can count three water problems, mine, Homer's and leaking rear glass/stop light area. Not to mention the sloshing water "Lake AC."



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