Water Leakage Around Left Rear Window
Carl StevenParticipantNovember 18, 2016 at 1:51 pmPost count: 27
Unfortunately, I’ve had to store my 780 outside for a while until I can clear some space indoors. Anyway, there was an intense rainstorm about two weeks ago and I noticed that the carpeting non the left side rear was saturated with water. There was also some water spots on the floor of the driver’s side. Anybody ever experience this themselves? Obviously I’ve got some leaks along the rear window and probably the front windshield. Any thoughts, ideas, experiences, etc., would be appreciated.
It’s actually probably a good thing that this was identified now.
CarlJohan VlagsmaParticipantNovember 20, 2016 at 2:46 pmPost count: 68DaviesParticipantNovember 23, 2016 at 9:13 amPost count: 102
Johan, where is the story you are referencing? So the water leak you had was coming from the upper windshield frame? I have rust in the same area on my 1989. Lots of work ahead to pull the glass and restore the frame.Johan VlagsmaParticipantNovember 23, 2016 at 9:29 amPost count: 68
If you click the word “here” in the above post you’ll be redirected to the story and pictures in my project blog. (hmm links should be more visible)Carl StevenParticipantNovember 23, 2016 at 7:17 pmPost count: 27
I clicked the link and it came through OK. I have rust going under the top of the front windshield and I am afraid that area has a leak in it. How was the windshield actually taken out? The rubber seals are really hard to get, if you can get them at all. Maybe Johan can explain how he was able to get the windshield out without destroying anything. He did a great job though.
CarlJohan VlagsmaParticipantNovember 24, 2016 at 2:49 amPost count: 68
The glass is glued to the frame. I used a special square hard steel wire to cut through the glue. Very gently ofcourse. Stick the wire through the glue along the glass. Bottom edge works easiest because there is no bend there. Find the wire inside the car and pull it around the entire circumference cutting the glue. It is a pretty physical job. You most likely damage the bottom seal between glass and dash but I could just order that from the dealer.Christopher MerconParticipantDecember 5, 2016 at 10:59 amPost count: 21
Has this happen to me on my 90′. It was the drains behind the rear interior panel. There is a section where the sunroof drain ties into the rear window drain. there was debris and junk in there. cleaned it out and it was good to go. It was a 1/2″ or so orange line if that helps.
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