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Author Topic: Water drips on my foot when I drive in the rain  (Read 1497 times)
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« on: April 27, 2012, 08:19:59 PM »

Can you help.

Water drips on my foot when I drive in the rain (gushes when it pours).  1970 Charger. 

Could it be a plugged drain for the spot just in front of the windshield and behind the hood?  If so, can someone tell me how to clean it. I think it may be filled with leaf litter.


Help will be appreciated, 

Thanks,

James
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 06:57:40 AM »

Drain for cowl is inside the fender area near front of door. Wiper pivot seals will leak, windshield gasket will leak also in that corner by VIN plate. Use a bright flashlight to look upside down under dash while someone flushes water on the cowl to see if you can trace leak.   scratchchin
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 03:59:35 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 06:26:02 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2012, 06:41:17 AM »

I've had more than a couple of Mopars that have done that. My money would be on the windshield gasket, but the other areas mentioned as strong possibilities as well.

Just drive faster than the rain.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 07:05:33 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 12:32:48 PM »

Thank you for suggesting the test.  My son poured the water and I collected it.  The cowl was not the culprit.  Neither were the wipers.  There is a BIG leak from the seal around the lower part of the windshield near the VIN.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 04:12:31 PM »

Same here. Remove all the trim and fill/seal with 3M Automotive Bedding & Glazing Compound #08509
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 05:46:53 PM »

Thanks again, 

I am glad that I know what it is from.  For the immediate future, I will probably wait on this repair and just avoid driving in the rain.  I am planning to have the body, interior and mechanicals of the car restored this summer.  The car has been mine since the early 1980's and before that was my parent's family car (first job, first new car).  It has 42 year of scratches, dents, etc...

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 04:39:02 AM »

The sealer runs about 10.00 and will harm nothing if you need to use it. It never drys hard, it stays sticky.  2thumbs Nice to have a car with so much connection!
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