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Leaking firewall

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tarheelfan_08, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Dec 26, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    So recently I have been smellin something in my truck! And upon further investigation today I figures out it was my carpet! There is a leak in my firewall and the carpet is soaked! Does anyone got ideas on how to fix this! Cause I have to wait till Monday to go to my bodyshop!! Currntly the carpet is rolled back on the passanter side drying out with windows cracked to get rid of smell!!!!
     
  2. Dec 26, 2008 at 1:55 PM
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    where exactly is a firewall and what is it

    well if its a hole lettin water in duct tape as a temporary solution?


    go heels!
     
  3. Dec 26, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    It is on the passanter side inside the engine area !! It looks to have factory seelent on it! But is starting to go away!
     
  4. Dec 26, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    Is it water or coolant? If its water your gonna have to find the source and fill it with silicone or caulk. If its coolant then you got a heater core leaking
     
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    as a temporary solution, and temporary only.... if you cant duck it, fuck it
     
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    You seriously don't know what a firewall is?!

    The firewall is the part of the cab that separates the engine from the interior.

    Is there a rust hole? Something had to go wrong to make it leak.

    I also agree that it might be your heater core...try checking under your dash for leaks.:)
     
  7. Dec 26, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    I just took a water hose and sprayed down itno the area and sure enough it was water leaking into it! It is provally from these heavy rains!! But nothin else is close enough to it to leak but water
     
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    Thats Awesome!!! :D
     
  9. Dec 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    if you have coolant getting inside thru the firewall........its your heater core.............if its just water, you probably have a hole that rusted thru, or a grommet that dry rotted and is letting water get thru.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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    Check the rubber going around the wiring harness thru the firewall on pass side.Mine leaked there when it was new.RTV
     
  11. Jan 5, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    I got my problem fixed! I went and had it looked at and the guy told me where the leak was and how to fix it. All for free!! I guess that's the benefit of knowing a garage owner lol :D But I went home and put silicone on problem areas and the next day I washed my truck and engine and there was no leakage! Hopefully it stays like this!
     
  12. Jan 8, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    i would definitly take all my carpet out scrub it with soap then hose it down and let it hang dry , that water that was in there is growing mold in your carpet as we speak, causing a wet sock smell
     
  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    Hey I had a mysterious leak on the drivers side of my `01, Couldn`t figure it out, seemed like a firewall issue as well. Could not find it, I was just about to lose my mind when one night some A-hole put a bottle into my parked trucks windshield. Got it replaced, turns out it was the seal around the windshield!
     
  14. Dec 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    This is passenger side. is that a fresh air vent?
     
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