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    Anybody got any tips, had previous problem with, advice on how to rid my cc from a lot of water in the cab when it rains. It was doing it before and I don't know what to do or where to start. Help

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    Door seals? Window ? Heater core? Where are you finding the water ?

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    3rd brake light???
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    where is the water?

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    Well it's not heater coil for certain. I ripped off the trim under the windshield wipers and everything I could off the front and flooded everything up there and all I could find was a very small leak. Then before I quit I sprayed off the back glass and it started flooding in the cab. Changing the sliding back glass tomorrow. An now I need another carpet for the damn thing. This truck has made me happier and madder than anything I have ever dealt with.

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    An the water is everywhere but it accumulates in either side in the front foot.

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    I'd also recommend replacing the 3rd brake light seal, as I have read where that too can cause leaks over time

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    1985 Kawasaki GPz550
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    I'd also recommend replacing the 3rd brake light seal, as I have read where that too can cause leaks over time.
    This would be the first thing i would do. Cheapest and easiest.
    There are also two vents on the lower back of the cab, should have plastic inserts.

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    3rd Brake light! Mine was also leaking until I replaced it. Problem solved for short money.

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    I appreciate all the tips and advice. As far as vents go I done away with them when i cut out the cab and body for the blow through, and I changed the third brake light to a new led one and there is foam all in that cavity now. So I've got my fingers crossed that it is the sliding back glass. Changing to a solid back glass hopefully tomorrow.

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    So the cab has zero vents?

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    Currently no I'm planning on moving them after I get the speakers like I want them. May have to modify it just a tad to get it like i want it

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    After searching here for "Cab Vents" I have seen where others have done this to reduce noise in the cab. The drawback they report is closing the doors with the windows up is more difficult. Van, I know what you are doing this for, and good you are relocating them, and not sealing them up for good. Just a personal preference, as I'd keep mine in place.
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    Dyno'ed 07/05/13 (126,000 Miles) 230 Hp / 308 Tq
    14.6 @ 93 mph (2.18 60 ft.), 4130 lbs.(1/2 tank gas)
    Truck Pictures --> http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v9...Clough/Dakota/

    1985 Kawasaki GPz550
    2003 SV650S (Race)
    1973 W100 Powerwagon


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    the vents are there to help protect your ears if the air bags go off.
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    There was a tech tip years back. the drain hose on the firewall for the a/c, heater box, requires a bit of sealant around it. It took me a bit to find the leak in my truck but that's what it was. The floor pan was flooded every time it rained. I wouldn't have thought that much water could have gotten in.

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    Thanks for the help gentlemen. Couldn't hurt to check the drain for the ac neither I suppose. I'll be back with her this afternoon I'll definitely keep everyone posted on what comes from this endeavor. Man it has been a battle but I ain't giving up.

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