Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

STILL leaking into cab when raining.....

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 SmashedGlass


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 669 posts
  • From CO, stuck in FL

Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

Okay, so I replaced my cowling with a new one (with all tabs and molding strips intact), and added some sealant where it meets the windshield molding strip for good measure. Cleaned and inspected everywhere I could see and reach up in the cowl and along the firewall before installing that, to include the drain holes at the corner pockets of the cowl shelf. All that seems good, no longer have water leaking down through the fresh air intake. 




There is a trickle of water running down inside the cabin (again!) where the firewall meets the passenger side sheet metal, up and behind the heater blower housing!!!!


I'm at a loss as to how next to proceed. Pull the pass. fender off and check to see if there is a plugged drain in there (lower than the cowl drain, and inside the body)? Rip the dash out? Or can I get the heater blower housing out without pulling the whole dash?


Irritated, immensely. :banghead:

#2 SmashedGlass


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 669 posts
  • From CO, stuck in FL

Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

Found it, after mostly gutting out the dash and blower.

Hole in the seam sealant behind and above where the blower was mounted....

Will be removing the fender tomorrow morning to get a look at the outside of the problem area.

#3 coxy


    USMB is life!

  • Banned
  • 384 posts
  • Sydney Australia

Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

Better that effort than the rust that will surely result if not fixed properly

#4 suprjohn


    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 260 posts
  • North Platte, NE

Posted 30 March 2014 - 07:16 PM

Or you could move to Arizona!  :bouncy:




I crack myself up. 



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users