Results 1 to 10 of 10

Wet Floor Boards... Need Help QUICK!

This is a discussion on Wet Floor Boards... Need Help QUICK! within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Alright, I have a 98 Z with about 100k miles and it has been garaged ever since I have owned ...

  1. #1
    I Fixed Da Rear jimbo98z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Age
    29
    Posts
    376

    Mystic Teal
    1998 Z28 M6

    Exclamation Wet Floor Boards... Need Help QUICK!

    Alright, I have a 98 Z with about 100k miles and it has been garaged ever since I have owned it. Now that I am in college, I don't have a garage to store it in, so it sleeps outside. My problem is that now, every time after I go to drive the car after a heavy rain, the floorboards are soaked. There is enough water that the first time it happened, I thought I had left a window cracked. I know for sure that it's not the t-top seals. There is a gap between the window and the seal on the lower 4-6 inches of the glass. I'm thinking it's one of three things:
    1. The seal is bad (it feels a little stiff, but its not cracked or anything, and it's probably the original seal)
    2. The door is starting to sag on the hinge (don't know if this happens)
    3. The windows are off track a little (had this problem with my accord)

    Just wondering what you guys think is the most likely cause.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jim

  2. #2
    Junior Member ZedTwoEight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    L.A.
    Age
    47
    Posts
    81

    pewter
    1999 Z28

    best way to find a leaky window or door seal is take it to a window shop...they should have a little smoke machine that they'll use to find bad seal spots...otherwise, you'll be wasting a lot of your time.And just why are you sure it's not the t-tops? that would be the most likely culprit.

  3. #3
    I Fixed Da Rear jimbo98z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Age
    29
    Posts
    376

    Mystic Teal
    1998 Z28 M6

    I'm pretty sure its not t-tops because the ceiling in the area around the t-tops is bone dry. I just hate to take my car to someone and pay them to do what i could do. Basically, i was just seeing if somebody knows what it would most likely be.

    Also: I know where it's coming from: the 4-6" strip where the gap between the window and the seal is. My question is more what would cause that gap to be there.

  4. #4
    Senior Member SeVeReDiStOrTiOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Roseville, CA
    Posts
    8,164

    05 Wrangler
    00 Z28 sold :-(

    worn weather stripping...window/door out of alignment. Hows the alignment spacing around the door...is it all even? My guess is that the window itself is out of alignment.

  5. #5
    I Fixed Da Rear jimbo98z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Age
    29
    Posts
    376

    Mystic Teal
    1998 Z28 M6

    the alignment of the door seems even all the way around. i'm with you in thinking that its just the window, because the seal doesn't seem bad, and i've been taking care of them (silicon spray about once a month). I'm going home for Christmas this weekend so i'll have a chance to work on it then. The passenger side window is a little slow so i was thinking it was about time to replace the motors anyways.

  6. #6
    Smooth Operator 98LSGUN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Atlanta
    Age
    47
    Posts
    743

    Black
    1998 Camaro SS Vert M6

    Sit in the car and have someone spray the car with a hose, this way you will know exactly where the water is leaking in and where it's not...

  7. #7
    I Fixed Da Rear jimbo98z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Age
    29
    Posts
    376

    Mystic Teal
    1998 Z28 M6

    Ok, this is what I'm saying. I know exactly where the leak is coming from. It's leakng where the window seals against the weatherstripping on the rear for the bottom 4-6". There is a gap big enough to poke a key through for that 4-6". This is definately where the leak is coming from.

    My question is: why is that gap there, and how do i fix it.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pa
    Posts
    137
    2006 TrailBlazer SS

    Just want to get in on this thread I have the same problem

  9. #9
    Senior Member SeVeReDiStOrTiOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Roseville, CA
    Posts
    8,164

    05 Wrangler
    00 Z28 sold :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo98z
    Ok, this is what I'm saying. I know exactly where the leak is coming from. It's leakng where the window seals against the weatherstripping on the rear for the bottom 4-6". There is a gap big enough to poke a key through for that 4-6". This is definately where the leak is coming from.

    My question is: why is that gap there, and how do i fix it.
    Not sure...here's a link that'll help you disassemble the door though. Look for anything broken. http://shbox.com/page/windowmotor.html

  10. #10
    I Fixed Da Rear jimbo98z's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Age
    29
    Posts
    376

    Mystic Teal
    1998 Z28 M6

    i went out and took a look today, and it looks like the doors may be sagging and need to be adjusted on the hangers. has anybody hung a door on one of these cars? i know its a pain on anything, but is it particularly hard on camaros?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Here is a list I compiled together for building an F Body into a very quick car
    By Exotic Performance Plus in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 10-25-2010, 06:49 PM
  2. wet sand?
    By SSclint01 in forum Appearance Section
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-02-2005, 10:27 PM
  3. Need advice QUICK on a engine 4 sale.
    By fredg369 in forum LT1
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-17-2005, 04:19 PM
  4. Here is a list I compiled together for building an F Body into a very quick car
    By Exotic Performance Plus in forum Forced Induction
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-16-2005, 03:40 AM
  5. Stealth Quick Stick 93/2002
    By Stealthperf.com in forum Sales and Group Purchases from our Great Sponsors!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-02-2005, 04:40 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •