[Vwdiesel] Vwdiesel Digest, Vol 52, Issue 4

paul lew biovolks at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 6 12:41:48 PST 2008

  The drains from the sun roof travel in the body on the left and right of the windsheild,
  maybe the hose is ruptured, and leaking through the cavity, instead of 
  travelling through the hose ?
  B.C. Canada
  Message: 2
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:10:58 -0800
From: "Erik Lane" 
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Leaking Jetta
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com

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So I have water leaking into my 81 Jetta. It's coming in over the
metal support that sits a little behind the speedometer. It's dripping
down right onto my fuse block and causing all kinds of issues with my
electrical systems.

I've taken a good sealant and sealed up the windshield cause it looked
like it might be starting to get some gaps around the rubber seal. I
also smeared some in the cowling (?) area. I'm not sure what to call
it. Under the back of the hood where the wiper motor and fresh air fan
sit. I've sealed up anywhere that looked likely, but I'm still getting
a lot of drips coming in. It's burned up a glow plug relay and caused
problems with my seat belt relay and wiper relay before I found out
anything was happening.

I'm at a loss to see where else the water could be coming from. Am I
overlooking something obvious? Is there a way for water to come in the
seam at the top of the fender and somehow get into the car? This is
really getting frustrating and I have to put in the glow plug relay,
hold it closed by hand, and then remove it every time I want to start
the car. And I'm worried about what the water might be doing inside
the fuse block.

Thanks in advance!!

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