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Unread 01-30-2011, 12:20 AM   #21
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I've never messed with my roof rack.

After spraying it down for a while today I found that with a large amount of water going through the sunroof drains, the tube will somehow leak into the footwell.
I ran weed eater cord down it and it stops about 2 feet past the lower end of the A pillar. I'm not sure if it's clogged down there or kinked somehow. I don't really understand how it then leaks into the footwell but it does. Does anyone know where the tube runs after the end of the a pillar? Where does it exit? Did I screw up it's routing when I hammered the fender well back to fit the tires?
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Unread 01-30-2011, 10:54 AM   #22
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The water exits between the back of the front wheel and front edge of he door and it is possible where the water exits to get blocked and water to back up into the vehicle. Are both sides doing it? Pas and driver side. If it is only the driver side then have some one pour water into the pas side and you can be underneath to see where it comes and and then compare it to the driver side. Looks like you are getting to the bottom of the problem
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Unread 02-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #23
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I took the hose to it and after a lot of troubleshooting, I've determined that it's coming from the windshield or the drains in front of the windshield.
I thought it was the sunroof but it's not. I can dump a lot of water in the roof drains and get no water in the footwell but then when I use the hose and water goes down the windshield, I get water in the well. When I spray just the windshield, I get water in the well. I was able to pull back the wiring on the left side of the footwell and see that it's dry where the sunroof tube runs but the water appears to start in the far left seam of the footwell that connects the left side of the truck to the firewall.

I'm debating whether or not to caulk that seam. I'm just concerned that I'm just covering up a leak that could be causing corrosion elsewhere.

Any ideas?

My windshield is original but does have some rock chips so I can get it replaced for free in FL. Hesitant to open it up to more leaks.

How does the water drain from the area between the back of the hood and the windshield? I was thinking that that might be where the water is getting in.
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Unread 02-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #24
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The picture isn't great but the water appears to be getting in on the left at the seam that is visible if that black plastic on the firewall is pulled back.
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Unread 02-01-2011, 09:50 PM   #25
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How does the water drain from the area between the back of the hood and the windshield? I was thinking that that might be where the water is getting in.
Not entirely sure, but there are drains for that area of the truck. Can you take off the cowling and check in the area where the wiper motor and mechanism sits. Check for leaves etc. and pour some water in there and while you have the cowling off check the air intake for the AC.
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Unread 02-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #26
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Anyone know where I can buy some of the insulation material that is under the carpet? Mine now smells like crap.

I know the stealership doesn't sell it. I was hoping i could just find a large piece and cut it to match. I may just end up throwing some dynamat down. I'd like to do the whole truck but I don't have time for that right now.
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Unread 02-02-2011, 07:17 PM   #27
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Unread 02-02-2011, 07:22 PM   #28
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Good news. I caulked the seam and the leak has stopped.

Shuly, thanks for the suggestions. I tried Home Depot but they only had regular carpet padding. I'll check around at some other stores and see what I can find.
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Unread 02-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #29
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Try Jo-Ann fabrics. They have a variety of materials that are pretty close to the carpet mat
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I've had this same problem. Finally figured out it was the Gasket in the firewall that was leaking. Tried silicone on the outside will post results in a couple days.
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