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Old 09-06-2010, 02:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there my 95 Sierra drips water right on my foot when its on the accelerator and it also leaks on to the shelf under the glove box.
After a bit of experimenting (spraying the hose at different places) it only happens when water is hitting the windscreen such as when its raining or going it through a water crossing. This happened to my other sierra (older 84 model) also. Is this a common problem and does anyone know best how to fix it?
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine does the same thing, you have to be a contortionist to drive in the rain.
I haven't fixed mine because it's only a summer rig now, but I always thought
it was leaking at the gasket where my windshield folds down.
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Mine does the same thing, you have to be a contortionist to drive in the rain.
I haven't fixed mine because it's only a summer rig now, but I always thought
it was leaking at the gasket where my windshield folds down.
Common misconception.
The vent in the cowl has a drain that goes out through the firewall. The cabin gets fresh air from the same cowl vent. When the drain in the bottom of the cowl vent gets clogged up with leaves, dirt, pine needles, etc then the water has no place to go when it rains. It drains back into the cabin through the firewall. Check it out.
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Whats the easiest way to get to the cowl? as my suzi has the same issue.
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The cowl is the sheet metal between the base of the windshield and the rear edge of the hood. The cowl vent is the slotted grate there in the middle.

Unfortunately the body doesn't come apart there, so there is no easy way to clean it out. The rubber drain is on the firewall. It comes straight out and curves down. Pick the bigger stuff out through the top and flush the rest through the drain. If you pinch the rubber drain you can get larger stuff through it.
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i pushed the gunk through with a hanger, then pulled the tube at the firewall off from inside the rig and pulled it out. I did this and kept pooring water into the cowl all cleaned out. This alleviated my leaky condition but unfortunately it still exists.

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i pushed the gunk through with a hanger, then pulled the tube at the firewall off from inside the rig and pulled it out. I did this and kept pooring water into the cowl all cleaned out. This alleviated my leaky condition but unfortunately it still exists.
I've sealed the grill/cowl the last time I had my rig repainted... while there are no more grills at the topside, I still get the leaks when it rains hard. It gets very annoying when while driving quietly in the rain, suddenly a cold drop hits your foot.
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hello,

at first i want to introduce myself

i am huub and live in the Netherlands and own a samurai.

But i have a problem that is the same as tolded here in this topic but my question is

is there a how to or pictures of how and were the rubber hoses are and what to do to solve the problem because i looked underneath the car but couldn`t find any hoses.

so please help because it is raining like hell here and have pulled the rubber pluges from the body to let the water running out of the car.

thanks
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You can use a very thin hose attached to a shop vacuum to get some stuff out.
Garden hose to wash the smaller detritus out through the drain.
In my country there is a gimmick used to advertize businesses where they print the name of the outfit on a large sheet of magnetic material.
One fell off a vehicle in my driveway and when the business was called they said they would pick it up...2 years later they had not done so...abandoned ?
After cleaning my Sami cowling again, it hit me when it is raining but not in use why not put the magnetic sign over the grill work. Worked so good that it now resides there all the time when off road so that leaves etc don't fall in.
It is shaped so that the hood/bonnet can be lifted without contacting it.
No more wet feet and far fewer cleanouts.
Works for me.
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Sammies wind-shield seals(weather stripping) harden over time and the tend to leak, the only proper solution is to have the weather stripping redone by an auto glass installer.

The poor man (i.e me) run some urethane caulking around the edge of the weather stripping and the body panels...it ugly but it works. Do not use silicon caulk as it causes corrosion of the steel.
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