Well as I've been reading, I'm not the only one with problems when it comes to rain leaks. Recently I've been pulling gallons of water out of the rear passenger side floorboard. Fed up with this I pulled the carpet up finding it not only wet there it was wet pretty much everywhere.
So I threw out the under padding which is ruined, and sat in the car with my buddy hosing it down. We discovered 3 leaks so far, the front passenger side door
, the rear passenger side door
and the front drivers side down the firewall
The first two are pretty straightfoward, I've been using silicone caulk
to seal up where I think the water is getting in and using the weather stripping as a hose to drain into the cab. I also took off the weather stripping, cleaned it, and reapplied it with this rubber cement
The drivers side fire wall
has me a little puzzled however. I'm not quite sure how to approach it. My buddy is convinced that the water is getting in here
, where the previous owner decided to run cables for a system through. Is this a likely cause, or is there another possible reason I may not be aware of yet?
I know my fixes may seem a bit ghetto, but I'm new to car ownership as well as being poor (having sunk most of my money into this car already) and unemployed. Can anyone throw me any suggestions?
Also I forgot I had a couple other questions. Where can I purchase replacement under padding for when this ordeal is over? And can someone recommend something better to use for reapplying the weatherstripping as I'm not sure that rubber cement is going to do any good.