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I need some help. Water leak

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by YoaterBoater, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    YoaterBoater

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    Me and a buddy went out shooting the other day and when he got in with muddy shoes I flipped the floor mat over to find damp carpet. I just went out and pulled up the carpet and it was pretty damp. I checked everywhere and even pulled the two little plugs in the floor board to put some type of sealant down. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you fix it? Thanks for the responses in advance.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    TacoMX

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    I will have a randomly wet carpet on the drivers side where I put my feet once in a while. It comes and goes...but doesn't smell like coolant so its not the heater core.

    :notsure:
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    I just dont understand where it could come from haha. My windows dont leak that I know of and I checked every possible place that water could come in but couldnt seem to find the source. But I appreciate it!
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    I had a problem with the condensate hose on my AC in an older Mazda B2600 pickup. Everytime I used the AC the passenger side floor would get wet. After further inspection the condensate drain hose from the AC was clogged or disconnected and it was running down on the passenger side floor. Once I fixed the condensate hose I no longer had the problem. Not sure if this will be the case in your Taco or not, but I would check it out.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Water doesn't splash up onto the floor through the rubber grommets in the floor. Water usually runs downhill so check along the firewall. Usual culprit is the windshield.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    ^ This.

    Had both this problem in my Legacy and Tacoma.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    Ill check that hose but I havent ran the AC in a long time. Id rather role down a window. Ill check that though, but on the windshield note, the firewall isnt wet at all. its soaked closer to the seat more than anything.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    Have you been running the defrost much? Don't know if that's even needed in Mississippi but the A/C runs when you have the defrost going.

    When my Legacy and Tacoma were suffering from the clogged drain tube, it was wet closer to the part of the footwell that sloped up to the firewall
     
  9. Jan 10, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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    Yea thats the only setting ill use for heat but I didnt know that the AC ran. I reckon ill crawl under there tomorrow and take a look. That does make perfect sense though. What did you have to do exactly to take care of it?
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    On my Tacoma it was as simple as the rubber drain tube just got disconnected from a 90-degree metal elbow thing. I just reconnected it and it's been fine ever since.

    It's common that the drain tube will still be connected. If that's the case check for a kink in the line somewhere and just straighten it out.

    If there is no kink, then it could be clogged from debris. If that's the case I'd take the tube off and blow compressed air through it until it is unclogged.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    My Subaru Outback windshield drain thingy made this happen too.

    Clogged.

    Passenger floor flooded everytime until I had it checked out. Spider webs they said. Anything but that would've been fixed under warranty he said. Obviously spider webs right?

    i think the blew it out with compressed air probably?
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    Ill be sure to take a look at the hose as well as the drain. I appreciate the help guys and Mtlgrlie.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    There is a tsb on it. I have the same problem and havent got around to fixing it yet.
     

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  14. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Thank you very much for that. That will help out a lot.
     
  15. Jan 11, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    No prob. rep is gladly accepted ;)
     
  16. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    I was going to say there is a tsb, unfortunately I was way over miles and time when mine leaked, cost $165 at the dealership to fix. Water was actually pooling on my passenger side floor.:eek:
     
  17. Jan 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Mines doing the same thing. Im gonna pop that cover off and use some time of sealant. Not sure yet of what kind im gonna use.
     
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