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Old 09-13-2006
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Wet Carpet?

I picked up my floor mats today to clean them and I noticed my front carpet on both sides was soaked. I dont know how it got there. It is not my heater core because it clear water and it does not smell like antifreeze, could it be my a/c? None of my weather stripping is cracked either, where else could it becoming from? Any suggestion will help.
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Old 09-13-2006
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Are all the screws in the little trim piece by the door, at the edge of the carpet. Suprisingly that's where I found my leak.
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lol we were just talkin bout that this weekend. the mich/ indy group that is
when we were stitchin carpets in chads and zachs truck, both were wet under the floor mats.
there is a body bolt right there with a rubber boot covering that. i think ford did a ****ty job on sealing that boot. im going to try and get some kind of seal and see if that stops the water cause mine is wet to.
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Thanks Im going to pull my carpet this weekend to dry it out and I will check the rubber boots and probably seal it with some silicone, just so I dont have to deal with it again.
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ya.
its a common problem it seems like
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All 3 of my rangers have done it. The 94, 98, and the 00.
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Old 09-14-2006
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Where did you say this body boot/bolt was located?
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like directly under the floor mat.
you have to pull the carpet back a little bit.
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Great. Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2006
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I pulled my carpet out today, my drivers side was soaked, water was just running out of it like a river when I picked it up. I glad I caught it when I did. Ford did a really bad job of sealing the plugs in the floor of the cab.
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PICS Of your repair please.

Decided to vac the carpet this mornin and the pass side was soaked.
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Basically all I did was put silicon on all of the front rubber floor plugs since that is where all of the water was. It is sapose to rain here tommorrow so I put my seats back in, and I am going to drive around tomorrow and see if it leaks and maybe even just spray the underside of my truck because it will be more direct than driving around will be.
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Well, I believe that I've found the general area of my leak. It's definately coming in from the top of one of the doors on the passenger side. I beleive the long strip that goes from the top of the back door to the top of the front door down the A-Pillar is the problem. I say this because I put a piece of 3" wide masking tape on the top to cover the area where the doors close against the body. We had heavy rains the last couple days and no wetness with the tape applied.
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Old 10-07-2006
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I fixed the drivers side leak and I found where my passenger side leaking, it is dripping from under the dash by the passenger side inner fender somewhere. Where could it becoming in at under there?
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Pour some water on the windsheild and see where it goes. I think it drains thru a duct in the inner fender.
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So is this something everyone should look at reguardless if you have carpet or the vinyl flooring before it becomes a problem? (I.E like preventive maint)
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Hey Guys,

This may not apply if the bodies are put together differently. But on my '89 Bronco, the seam where the cowl and firewall meet ( where the windshield wiper motor is housed), had a tar-like sealer the whole width of the vehicle. It cracked and peeled from age and the seam started rusting and leaking inside the firewall on both sides. I had a pond inside every time it rained. I was finally able to seal it up by pouring a concrete crack sealer through the holes in the cowl cover in front of the windshield. It dries in a few days yet remains pliable and hopefully won't crack. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-26-2006
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I finally found where it was coming in from. It is coming in from the bottom right hand corner of the windshield seal, it is coming in and running down under my dash and on to the floor. How do think I should fix it, do you think I can just silicon it somehow or do I have to get my entire windshield resealed?
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ya mine leaks through a rubber plug right under the body on the pass. side under the floor mat
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Hey Guys,

This may not apply if the bodies are put together differently. But on my '89 Bronco, the seam where the cowl and firewall meet ( where the windshield wiper motor is housed), had a tar-like sealer the whole width of the vehicle. It cracked and peeled from age and the seam started rusting and leaking inside the firewall on both sides. I had a pond inside every time it rained. I was finally able to seal it up by pouring a concrete crack sealer through the holes in the cowl cover in front of the windshield. It dries in a few days yet remains pliable and hopefully won't crack. Hope this helps.
Back from the dead.

I've got a 92 that I assume has this same issue. How did this fix work out for you???
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i have a leak at the top of my windshield, everytime it rains, i get in my truck and the steerin wheel cover and front edge of drivers seat is wet along with the floor, any ideas to seal this, as its under the window 'trim'
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I had a new windshield put in mine when I got it. The metal trim pops off, you could pop it off and look around, I'm assuming your windshield seal is worn out. New windsheild would be less than 200 bucks, or a tube of roofing caulk would be less than 5. I'd put 5 bucks on it being the seal at the windshield....assuming its not rusted through or anythnig.
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