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Where is my Leer leaking from?

Discussion in 'Tonneau Covers, Caps and Shells' started by BrotherBudro, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Oct 28, 2017 at 6:34 AM
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    BrotherBudro

    BrotherBudro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    We got a pretty good rain last night and I've got some water in my bed that I can't explain. I know it is leaking from the front corners, but this is towards the rear. Car was parked on a slight driver-side rear incline all night for the pics

    Leak #1: Drip between the "Tacoma" part of the bed mat and the tailgate. It looks like splashes, so I assume it's coming from on high, as opposed to leaking somewhere else and streaming in. But the headliner isn't wet and I can't find any wet spots around the windows or back glass.
    Pics 1-3

    Leak #2: Bottom of the tailgate (which I have covered with this, under the plastic tailgate cover). I can see it pooling on the gap cover but I'm not sure how it's getting there. Up under the plastic tailgate cover?
    No Pics of this

    Leak #3: Back corner piece near where the bed meets the tailgate. This also looks like splashes, but I didn't drive the car at all, so the light splashes there seem weird. It could be coming in on the sides of the tailgate. I have that area sealed with this and I don't have any issues on the opposite side of the tailgate, so I'm leaning away from that explanation.
    Pic 4

    Bonus Question: When I took the plastic tailgate cover off, I wasn't paying attention to the bolts, I thought they were all the same, turns out they aren't. If I try to put the top screw (in pic 5) where it doesn't go it just spins, but never goes any deeper, leaving the head sticking up a good bit from the tailgate. The problem is they don't seem to go anywhere, only the bottom screws seem to go all the way in. Any ideas here?

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  2. Oct 28, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    L J

    L J Well-Known Member

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    Easiest way to find leaks is with a garden hose.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2017 at 6:48 AM
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    ElBlancoTaco

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    If the rain came in during rain, get it all dried out and climb in the back and have somebody hit it with a hose - preferably while standing on a ladder. You should have an answer within a few minutes.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2017 at 2:33 PM
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    BrotherBudro

    BrotherBudro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Why didn't I think of the ole water hose trick?

    3rd brake light is leaky. Glad it's definitely a Leer issue, will be heading back to the installer next week.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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    Jeremy4x4

    Jeremy4x4 Zero frucks given

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    Get in side at night and shine a flash light at all seams have someone out side to let u out lol and mark the areas where light can be seen with masking tape
     
  6. Nov 5, 2018 at 6:16 AM
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    BrotherBudro

    BrotherBudro [OP] Well-Known Member

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    This generally works, but they used clear silicone to seal up the holes. Hindsight: use black.
     
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  7. Nov 5, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    smikski

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    I have a leer cap , 2 sets of new windows , and it still leaks a little
     

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