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Leaking Issue!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fghtngsquirrel, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    fghtngsquirrel

    fghtngsquirrel [OP] Ka-freakin'-BOOM!

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    I already posted this issue in a thread, but decided to make a new one for it. The truck was purchased Sept '08 and has under 10K miles.

    The other day it rained pretty damn good, and that night I went out to vacuum the carpets. I took my mud mats out, and about 10-15 water beads ran off the underneath part of the mats. I checked the carpets, and both of the fronts were SOAKED and wreaked of mildew.

    Yesterday I took it to the dealership I bought it from. They ruled out the windshield leaking first, and ended up having to leave it overnight. Today I called and they took the whole interior out, but supposedly found the issue. They ended up replacing the gromet that is around the factory radio antenna. Right now I am waiting for them to put brand new carpet back in it and will probably have the truck back tomorrow.

    Does this sound like a probable cause? I could see it leaking into the passenger side, but the driver's side as well? Any input would be great!
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    Well, that could very well be the case. At least they're fixing it.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Wait and see. I would run it through the carwash on the way home.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Yeah I will. Are these trucks pretty well coated underneath the carpet, or will this lead to rust later on?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    Not if you let it dry out real well. Replace all of the carpet and padding or let it dry completely.
     
  6. Jul 18, 2009 at 11:17 PM
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    I got my truck back from Toyota finally. They did a really good job, replaced the carpet completely, and changed out that gromet. It has rained since then and no water on the inside, so I hope this issue has been resolved. Now on to the TSB!
     
  7. Jul 19, 2009 at 12:48 AM
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    hmmm damn grommets!! I had a puddle one time after rain, luckily I have rubber floormats and nothing got soaked. I checked the seams that the leaky TSB mention and nothing.I also found a push clip that was broken(one that holds that black plastic trim thing, the one under your wipers).or that antenae hole just may be it. although I haven't had any leaks since.
    good lookin out.
     
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