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bert
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4/15/2004
13:20:05

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I have a 93 dodge dakota and when it rains my floor board gets wet don't now the problem?



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4/15/2004
13:29:55

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Seal around windshield ?
Seal around Door /s



MattNC
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4/15/2004
14:06:37

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I had the same problem, 98 though. I had water collecting on the passenger side floor. after weeks and months, found that the door seal was leaking some, tried to fix it, but had to replace the whole seal, $75. :( Hope that helps some. Try to spay water around the windshield and see if it leaks then and then around the doors. Try to pin point where it came from. Pull up the carpet around the door and near the firewall. Not that hard really. Had to do this several times.

Matt



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4/15/2004
14:17:33

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While you're at it, spray the water hose in the cowl/vent area between your windshield wipers. The seal between the cowl and the fresh air inlet to your heater core / a/c box behind your glove compartment might have deteriorated or shifted out of position and allows water to seep through.

It could be a pain to fix, but not expensive.



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4/15/2004
22:07:27

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I have a 94 extended cab 2wd

My father picked it up for me in July 98 as I was out of the province for the summer and I had seen it through a photo add. I knew that the original owner had leased it and was elderly therefore no hard use. Bought in 98 with 62000 km's.

As soon as I got home I notice the timing chain as soon as I started it. The dealer told me to pound sand for a warranty job at the warranty had expired at 60000km's needless to say they never got another dime from me.

Next was the musty smell and I noticed the carpet on the drivers side in front was wet.

I removed all the seats and carpets, then tried the water hose test all around the front portion of the cab and engine compartment for leaks. Nothing came inside? I tried the side windows and resr window and noticed water was coming in.

I had the rear window removed and re-sealed still it leaked.

Then I gutted the interior, rear back cushion, side panels and header. That's when I discovered the quality of DODGE fabrication.

When the truck was assembled and they welded the side cab panel to the roof they only tacked it and did not finish the weld. At this joint there is a 1/2" gap that is filled with a trim type panel. It runs from the rear of the door top back around to the rear window and is held in by 4 nuts behind the headliner.

When the hose was put on this the water poured in and ran along the floor on the outer side of the driver seat to the front floor foot area, Thus wet carpets.

Problem cured by removing the trim and siliconing and replacing.

No new leaks after another 100000kms.

Becareful when replacing the door jam trim on the floor as I put a screw through my speaker wires and toasted my stereo.

Hope this helps and describes the steps that I took before discovering the source of the problem





kevin
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3/28/2008
00:25:17

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I too have a water leak problem in my 97 Dakota that is causing water to puddle on the driver's side floor in the front of the cab. The dealer had a water leak "expert" come in and check for the cause. They described it very much the same as the last post. The water supposidly is coming from the seam between the steel panels where the sealant has deteriorated. They wanted $300 to repair the leak and replace the foam pads AFTER the dealer removes the seats and carpet. Sounds like at least a $500 fix. After all that, the repair is only warrentied for 6 months!!



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3/28/2008
07:32:00

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are they sure its not just the a/c drain is plugged up? lot less than 500 to fix.



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