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2003 Tacoma; interior leaking into floorpan on drivers side only.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by jmoseler, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. Apr 11, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    jmoseler

    jmoseler [OP] New Member

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    I have an occasional to regular water leak into the interior drivers side of my Tacoma. The water pools up in the floor pan and I get to sop it up with full size towels. And, then I get the occasional horn shorting out for a really long burst, until I'm able to pull over and yank out the fuse. When there's no more heavy rain/snow, no problems.

    I've seen some posts in reference to the '05 Tacoma having a similar leak with an associated TSB, but nothing for the '03.

    Any ideas for a fix? Or, does anyone have an repeated instance?
    :cool:
     
  2. Apr 24, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Sounds like a leak...maybe the windshield gasket. Do you hear any whistling while driving at a high speed? I'm not sure about your year...in my tacoma, I can get leaves resting on my cabin filter. I'd make sure that you clean out the leaves and twigs by your windshild and under the hood and see if you can see anything.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2008 at 8:45 AM
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    2003greenbean

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    i have an 03 and my windsheid leaked from the top
    lift up the hood and check the area around the windsheild for rust or something might be cloged under where your wipers are
     
  4. Apr 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM
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    humanoid

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    Yes, it usually leaks from the windshield area, but for me, it was leaking where there grommet where the wires come through the firewall from the engine compartment, check there too.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    jmoseler

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    Thanks all for your input. The leak did turn out to be the firewall gromet; accessory wires run through it (prior owners doing). anyhow, half a tube of black permatex...no more leak. :D (knock on wood)

    ...credit to the toyota techs at west-herr;)
     
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