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Leaking from grab handle/oh shit handle bar

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by sunset1212, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012 at 9:40 PM
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    sunset1212

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    During heavy storms or getting a wash, water leaks in from the passenger side grab handle (aka "oh shit" handle).

    Attached is a picture...any ideas as to why? I looked at the seal on the door and it seems fine. I thought it was possibly the window, but it looks to be leaking directly from the handle. Not sure where to start looking to troubleshoot...any ideas?

    Thanks!

    :)

    IMG_20120819_131036.jpg
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    windshield gasket?
     
  3. Sep 7, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    pippen

    pippen that was'nt a vitamin!!

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    ^Check that windshield, does it happen when parked and driving?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    It happens when I'm driving...or rather the rate of leaking increases while driving.

    I'll check on the windshield gasket. Maybe it needs replacing?
     
  5. Sep 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    pippen

    pippen that was'nt a vitamin!!

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    You should be able to tell if the door seal is'nt flushing up to the door by looking at it for defects, tears, rips, cracks. You might be able to patch your windshield gasket up if you find where its getting it at.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    also with the door, you could take a dollar bill or if your broke, a piece of paper. Take said object and place between the door and weatherstrip--shut door--with window down-- see how easily the paper moves with the door shut.

    If there is no resistance you have a crummy seal.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    Yea..that way werid. There is the plastic cover over the A pillar then there is really only the wind sheild that water can get to other then door.

    Hopefully the sealant that hold the windshield isn't bad..
     
  8. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    Its good to see that someone else calls them "oh shit" handles. :D
     
  9. Sep 7, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    I call them hand breakers :rolleyes:
     
  10. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Sounds painful...
     
  11. Sep 7, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    It is haha

    But..







    MUST KEEP WHEELING! haha

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    looks like you got a really sturdy splint there! haha

    now thats hardcore!
     
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