4k taking on water

Doyt W. Echelberger Doyt at NWOnline.Net
Thu Dec 12 13:00:46 EST 2002

My 86 4kq leaked at the windshield seal, at each lower corner, until I used
almost-liquid hardware store windshield seal stuff. It stopped the leak.
Worth a try, very easy, not expensive. Don't put any pressure on the edge
of your windshield with any tool, like a screwdriver blade. The edges
are  incredibly sensitive to that, and the windshield could crack. And, if
you try the transparent tape on the sunroof seal, you may never get the
tape off completely.  I'd use a tape designed to be temporary.....like
masking tape.

I would also pop the hood, take off the rain shield over the bay at the
back of the engine compartment, and clean out all the leaves and debris.
I'd use a vacuum cleaner. And when it was clean, I'd inspect all the seals
and seams in that bay, using a strong flashlight. Maybe a seam or seal is
loose, or leaking.

Doyt Echelberger
Ohio  USA

At 11:15 PM 12/11/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>The 4kq has water leaking into it just below the driver's side pillar at the
>The water is coming down the carpet at the hood release location when
>sitting or driving. The glass people say they really don't think it is the
>seal at the windshield.
>Could the sunroof drain be the culprit? If so, where does it drain to?
>The door seals are fine as far as I can tell.
>Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.
>I'm going to tear into it tomorrow anyway but any directions would help
>(like how to remove the pillar trim?)

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