Leaking water into interior compartment

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Leaking water into interior compartment

'94 Plymouth Voyager Minivan:

Water has began coming inside the interior compartment when it rains, collecting on the driver's side floorboard near the center. The two times that we noticed it the van was parked in the driveway.

I took it to a glass specialist and he advised no leaks around the glass but feels that the leak is coming from the space between the fire wall and the interior of the vehicle where the wipers are mounted. He described it as some type of plastic piece/cowl that has a seam with waterproofing or caulking to prevent moisture from getting thru the seam. He also said he thinks it is coming in around the center section of this piece.

He said he checked the drain holes and they are o.k. but feels the caulking around the seam has failed and is allowing the water into the interior and running down under the carpet and padding. He recommended taking it to a dealer or an auto body specialist.

Is there a way to waterproof the seam that he is referring to without alot of trouble or should I bite the bullet and take it somewhere.

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RRCOP
 
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If you have ancces to this area, you can probably do it yourself. You will want to make sure all the old caulking is removed to create a good bond for the new caulking. You can use silicone based caulking to put back on.
 
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Leaking interior compartment

I took it to a body shop and he advised that 90% of the time it's do to the windshield. I had the plastic cowl off so he could examine inside and he said the weatherproofing looked fine. He recommended that i run a slow stream of water over the seam and watch for water coming in. He said if it did not come inside it had to be the windshield. I did same and no water seepage was found. I pulled all the carpet back as well as the pad, so I could see any signs of water.

No water was found so I recontacted the glass specialist and made an appt. for Friday to have them look at it again.

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Randy
 
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