Water leak- passenger side- quick fix

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    Same issue here...Just bought an '04 Liberty and the passenger side is soaked...will check this out soon!! thanks for the info!!!
     
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    So I removed the two nuts holding the wiper arms on and they wont come off...I have sprayed them with penetrating fluid.....thats it right?...am I missing something?
     
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    can use a puller if stuck
     
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    eh,,I got 'em...just needed some patience
     
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    Got any left over? :gr_grin:

    I tried to do mine last summer and gave up before I got anywhere. Mine really need painting now.
     
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    Well, got the RTV sealant and a weather stripping for windows and did the fix. Hopefully this will be it...have to wait 24 hours for RTV to dry before I can test....
    PS...don't forget to re-attach the windshield wiper spray line ...like I did...saves time and aggravation!!!
     
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    http://imgur.com/a/eFHLu
    this is mine before i removed it..needed some serious cleaning...rubber seal was in real bad shape..so hopefully this was the fix...
     
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    Before re-installing the wiper arms, use a bit of anti-seize on the splines.
    This will make wipers easier to remove next time. Make sure they have the nuts plastic cap cover too.
     
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    Dang..I should've thought of that...good idea
     
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    Is this seal on the A pillar?:help:
     
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    Ya wiper arms are not my patience testing specialty, they were almost welded on!
    Why the heck did the factory not at least grease them?
    Using these items.. they flew off really quickly!
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    Too bad I had to recover them from the neighbors yard! :gr_grin:
     
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    *** Update *** so after a nice rainfall..it appears that the fix took care of 90% of the leak....but, I still have some water coming in along the floorboard. I removed the plastic trim and there was some water..not as much as before. The carpet directly under the dash is dry. Door seals all look real good..not sure where this water is coming from now....any ideas?
    **** I need a tutorial on how to post pictures!! ****...I found it under FAQ
     
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    here we go...sort of
     

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    i don't think I've seen a post that lists a solution for that problem so I don't think it is a very common thing. Since i've been a member I've only seen one other post with the same possible leak point.

    could try some weather stripping around the hole. Once you push the clip on the trip back I think that should create enough pressure for a seal.
     
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    Water leaks are a PITA to find source & fix ask me how I know...
    My approach was seal everything!! I even had the windshield re-and re.
    When I see that leak on passenger side panel, it makes we want to know how the F is it coming in there.
    Try taking a water hose running from above, in different places and see if you can find where it may be coming in.
    One is under the windshield cowling on passenger side where fender meets etc.
    Door seals and the strip that runs from roof. I sealed all of those screw holes too.
    Here where x is..was one of my leaks..also dripping down side panel.
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    Took off upper seal to inspect and silicone screws back in.
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    Top left passenger side water test....taped hose to windshield for 20 min..
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    Ya had water coming in..so silicone backfill to that top right corner/around windshield!!
    Under the windshield cowl, I found welds that were not good, silicone there too...
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    On the far top left corner where they used the foam sealant that was not sealing that great/ back filled there too.
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    Hope you can find source/start filling...
    Mine has been dry now for over 1 year+ yes!
     
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    LibertyTC,
    thanks!! great post..,,,will try all of those points... I need to learn how to post the pics like that!
    thanks again
     
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    use a 3rd party image hosting site.
    I use postimage.org
     
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    still leaks

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    i am wondering if i put some of that spray foam insulation in the small slot to fill in this area if that might do the trick...this area fills up with water..we can hear it sloshing around after a rain fall. besides the slot for the the panel to lock it in place, is there anything else in that area that would be an issue if i filled it in with that foam?...i have done everything else....driving me nuts!!!
    PS.. i got the picture posted too!! thanks for the help earlier!!
     
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    Here is the bad weld under the hood upper left passenger side. I filled it in with silicone...looks like it has stress fractures too....:emotions34:
     
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    Buehler....Buehler?...any thoughts on the Foam insulation idea? :help: