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windscreen water leak

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:00 pm
by piazzanoob
hey guys my 84 piazza is leaking water (when it rains) through the font windscreen and rear hatch windscreen and would like to know weather anyone would know where the water might possibly getting in ?

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:54 am
by archangel62
Sounds to me like you've answered your own question mate - if it's leaking from the windscreen, then the rubber might need replacing or re-sealing. I'd talk to a windscreen mob... But it may be worthwhile trying to locate the leak first to be sure.

Unless you have giant rust holes? lol

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 2:56 pm
by piazzanoob
cant see any rust holes,im just trying to figured out where the leak is located someone might know a usual place where they leak like could be getting in through the parcel tray or something it might not even be the seal maybe

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:02 pm
by Bugle
If you're finding water in the boot then it might also be tail light or rear garnish seals, or through the hatch hinges.

Front windscreen is probably leaking down the a-pillar somewhere, they can't really leak at the bottom because there's no lip at the base of the windscreen to catch any water. Pull off the trim off the leaky side and pour some water down there.

Posted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:11 am
by wedgenut
A common source of wet carpet in the front is from the scuttle area. Water gets in the air vents as it does and drains out the two rubber duckbills in the engine bay. If these are blocked water can build up and eventually come down through the heater box on the left. if on both sides you may have rust holes in the scuttle, In the Piazza scuttle at the extreme ends where it joins the inner vertical frame, about where the top door hinges are, the seam is sealed with factory goop. This hardens after a while and shrinks and water can get in. On the right hand side you can get access by removing the wiper motor and wriggle your hand in to re seal it but on the left you need to perform surgery on the top panel to get access.