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    Hi everybody!

    New to this forum and I have a problem which I'd like to see if anyone else had an issue with.

    I just purchased a new-to-me 2000 XJ from the original owner. High mileage (365000 kms or 219000 miles) but the 4.0 and AW4 work beautifully. Had to change the original rad and lower hose, plus a new oil pressure sender so far.

    When cleaning the interior I found the right front carpet was wet. The previous owner had said that she had a bit of water come in whenever we had a hard rain.

    Has anyone else had this issue and what did you do to rectify it?

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    One would think that water only goes down. But first crawl underneath and check the floor board for rust and holes. It is common for them to get spots rusted through.
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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    Very common ☹️


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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    I've noticed some rust patches on the top near the windshield so when I get it replaced I'll repair them and put on a new windshield seal.

    Has anyone heard about water coming in via the ducting to the heater assembly?

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    I took my xj through the car wash Thursday after I finished the floorboards, passenger side got some water In it, I think there's a drain that's clogged in the header panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by myraus1965 View Post
    I've noticed some rust patches on the top near the windshield so when I get it replaced I'll repair them and put on a new windshield seal.

    Has anyone heard about water coming in via the ducting to the heater assembly?
    There is a drain in the blower housing that takes care of any water in the system. If that is plugged, you will get a wet carpet. But the circumstances surrounding that are a wet carpet in the summer when using AC
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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    leaking heater core =wet carpet
    keeping it red........

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    Before I used my shop vac I took a sample of the liquid and it didn't have much of an odor, and I know what coolant smells like. It definitely wasn't coolant!

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    another way is get someone to run garden hose around windscreen and kinda trace /look for leaks ......they did say hard rain
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    I had a leak on the right side too it ended up being the rubber grommet where the radio antenna came in. It was dry and cracked. I goobed it up with some black silicone and now the only thing that gets wet regularly is my bed.
    One more part and I'll have a new Jeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyg View Post
    I had a leak on the right side too it ended up being the rubber grommet where the radio antenna came in. It was dry and cracked. I goobed it up with some black silicone and now the only thing that gets wet regularly is my bed.


    Try drinking less water!


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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    Well I found my leak!

    While working on another vehicle today, I had a jug of water sitting around and I poured it thru the cowl vent first. That drained out the passenger side by the bottom of the fender. No water going inside!

    Next I poured some on the antenna hole. Went off the side of the fender. No water going inside!

    Lastly I poured it around the top and passenger side of the windshield. I already had the kick panel over the fuse box pulled off in an attempt to pull the carpet out(more on this in a second), and then I saw where it was dripping down onto the floor. There must be a hole in the base of the windshield letting water come in so now I go digging around the windshield seal. And does anyone know how to get the trim off of the A-pillar along with the grab handle?

    Back to the carpet issue. I want to get it out all the way to let it dry and air some of the cigarette smoke crap out of it. The one part holding me back is the console. How do you get it out?

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    On that console, you kind of start from the top and work your way down. You will have to remove the T handle from the stick and the shift indicator. Then open the console box and remove the screws holding down the back of the cover. There are also two screws in the bottom of the box. Also under the shifter indicator there will be a couple of screws
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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    Well console is out, along with the carpet. It was soaked on the passenger side but the floor is still solid. I have some repairing to do to the driver's side though. Had some fairly big holes from rust so now I need to get a piece of sheet metal and form it, or look into a replacement floor pan.

    As to the windshield, whoever was the putz who replaced it put a minimum of sealer on the passenger side up the A-pillar. That's where it was seeping thru. Thankfully, once the floor is repaired and the carpet re-installed I'll be taking it to get a new windshield put in.

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    Default Re: Newbie problem wet floor

    Happens on both sides on mine. I just ignore it.

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    Last edited by MattybPDX; 09-26-2017 at 12:36 PM.

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