12-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Cordelia, CA
Rain leaks under dash
The rainy season has started in Northen California and during our last road-trip in the Samurai, our feet were dripped on from under the dash. When I would make a turn, the water would pour.
The top is a new Bestop and fits tightly.
I ran a piece of paper between the dash and bottom of the windshield seal while the leak was occuring, and it was dry.
I checked the cowl vent for proper drainage by pouring a glass of water in, and it instantly poured out of the drains under the hood, with no pooling in the tray under the vent.
The seal at the base of the windshield frame looks good at the edges, but I have no way of checking it once it disappears behind the dash. I guess I could run water from a hose against it to see if there are gaps. I can try that tonight.
Anyplace else I should be looking?
'88.5 Samurai JX, mostly stock