Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

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Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by johnboymk2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:16 pm

as described when it rains the car decides to alow alot off water into the foot wells off the car now iv just had the windscreen sealed up so could any 1 else sujest anything or maybe buy a new windscreen rubber? just need part numbers and advice.
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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by fonzooorooo » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:23 pm

Endless list!
A few to check:
water through the heater due to blocked plenum chamber drain/damaged cover
water through cable gromet/hole in bulkhead
panel joints in plenum chamber/bulkhead area
windscreen
sunroof /associated drains etc
doors (membrane inside) door seals (damage)
rear windows (check behind rear door cards)
boot lock seal/badges/spoiler/tailgate glass/tailgate seal
holey floor etc

Use Tigerseal or similar - not silicone. (words of wisdom from experience!)
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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by johnboymk2 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:31 pm

its dripping from both corners of the dashboard. passengerside drips onto the fuse box witch isnt good at all and drivers side drips from above the accelerater if that helps narrow it down?



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by Funky Diver » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:09 am

That sounds like it's sunroof drains...



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:44 am

Open up sunroof and check for holes near where the drain points are.
This was where mine leaked.
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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by fonzooorooo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:18 am

and just be silly and check the plenum chamber drains are clear too. Unlikely to be properly blocked, (it's usually a build up of sediment in the bottoms of the wings, rather than the holes on top, unless they're full of leaves) as they're huge, but worth a quick check... anything that slows the progress of the water's a bad thing!



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by johnboymk2 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:42 pm

it doesnt have the sunroof drain pipes on :/ its the pop off sunroof if that helps.



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by Funky Diver » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:02 pm

In which case go to plan B :D

Check bottom corners of windscreen for rust / sealing.
And as said, the drain channels in the bulk head.



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by Nate » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:50 am

johnboymk2 wrote:it doesnt have the sunroof drain pipes on :/ its the pop off sunroof if that helps.
as in an aftermarket glass one? if it is that letting the water in, scrub some vaseline into the rubber with a toothbrush to stop the leak, unless the rubber is torn, then you'll need a new one


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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by steve GT VW » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:09 pm

I had this a few years ago, there are two drain holes on the bottom of the windscreen, where the rubber surround is connected to the body, you will not be able to check this without taking the windscreen out, and you wont be able to seal it without making a complete mess, try all the others first as i did but its the leading edge of the body bottom of the windscreen it is about 6-8 inches in from the out side if you know of a car in a scrappy have a look at that first.

but the only way to fix it was remove the screen fix the rusty bottom edge, so the water can reach the drain away other wise it will short your electrics.

Good luck, sorry its not good news

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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by johnboymk2 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:46 pm

iv sortted it now pal :) i got a windscreen guy to come seal it and its done the job :) thanks anyway bud



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by chris29891 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:43 am

I think I have this issue! I have water dripping in above the fuse box, it’s very difficult to trace as there is a metal bar/strut that runs the width of the car behind the dash which is obscuring the view but it appears to be coming from the bottom of the windscreen. I took the windscreen out and resealed etc, I checked those drains and they seemed to be ok, but I’m wondering if they’re blocked further down and fill up with water as seems only to leak when it really rains hard. I guess my question is where do those holes drain to, so I can check the other end?

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Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:09 pm
I had this a few years ago, there are two drain holes on the bottom of the windscreen, where the rubber surround is connected to the body, you will not be able to check this without taking the windscreen out, and you wont be able to seal it without making a complete mess, try all the others first as i did but its the leading edge of the body bottom of the windscreen it is about 6-8 inches in from the out side if you know of a car in a scrappy have a look at that first.

but the only way to fix it was remove the screen fix the rusty bottom edge, so the water can reach the drain away other wise it will short your electrics.

Good luck, sorry its not good news

Steve



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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by mark1gls » Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:36 pm

Have you checked the drainage in the scuttle area, by the heater fan?

If they get blocked with leaves etc water can build up and drain into the car, also check any cables going into the car like the aerial lead.

I believe the sunroof drain tubes go into the wing area, behind the plastic wheel arch liner.


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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by chris29891 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:45 am

Hi, thanks for your reply.

I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of this for some time, the drains either side of the scuttle are fine, checked and cleared those out a while back.

I don’t have a sunroof. I’ve previously removed the windscreen and resealed it, when I test with a hose it doesn’t appear to be that but this only happens when it rains really hard for an extended period. I also noticed it leaks less if the car is facing down a hill. :? So I’m wondering if the small drain holes in the Windscreen seal seat are causing an issue.

Pictures below show where the leak is coming in from, but where the yellow circle is, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious location on the outside of the car that’s letting water in, and I don’t really want to remove the dash if I can help it.

Any help from anyone would be appreciated
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Re: Leaking windscreen i think :/ help

Post by C 20 CCO » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:40 am

Water will fall from the lowest point, as you know not always directly where the source of the leak is. If it is the windscreen, it could it be from any point. Does the sealant under the seal look suspect? I too had this problem years back after a new windscreen was fitted badly. I got them back to refit it again and it stopped leaking.


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