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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2005, 06:37:13 PM »
All you need is a new windshield seal? <-------------JEALOUS!!!!! >:( ;)
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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 02:56:38 PM »
I know it's been a while, but I have a leak issue. I had my pinto restored frame up in 2004. Has had a leak since. Yesterday, finally got a new windshield and gasket installed. Stopped one leak that was dripping on the passenger floorboards, even to where the dash hits the post. Now, it has a smaller leak on both sides that seems to be coming from the firewall. I am thinking it's some sort of seal that was never installed correctly, or was installed but it was already wore out when installed. Due to it leaking right out of the shop I doubt it is rusty cowl issues. Does anyone have any advice on this? If there is a seal under the dash/along the firewall somewhere, that is where I'd like to start. Thanks in advance :)
 
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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 03:08:45 PM »
If its on the firewall it could be coming in around the heater motor or hoses, steering column, wire harness grommet or cables. There's a few potential leaky spots.
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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2012, 03:10:00 PM »
I need to take the time to check those areas. I suspect some grommets/gaskets were either never installed or installed in bad shape. Thanks for reading :) It's not a bad leak, but any leak at all sucks big time. 8)
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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2012, 03:26:38 PM »
Check the seam sealer around the pinch welds all along the cowl.  On my crusing wagon, it had dried and flaked off.  I re-seam sealed all along there and under the fenders and my small leaks went away.
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Re: Question About cowl
« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2012, 06:31:51 PM »
wiper posts?
 
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