Body - Water Leaks to the Interior
Body - Water Leaks To The Interior
October 27, 2000
TSB Revision Notice :August 25, 2003; VIN and Applicable Model Information has changed, and repair procedure has been expanded and clarified.
27, 2000; This TSB updates B0016-98 dated June 12, 1998.
Use the following field-fix procedures if water is present on the floor carpeting and it can be confirmed that the water is leaking into the cab from either the upper cowl or side cowl seam, or moisture barrier behind the door trim panel.
NOTE: Parts can be obtained from the local Kent(TM) representative or from Kent(TM) nationally at 1-800-654-6333.
Applicable warranty *:
This repair is covered under the Toyota Basic Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's
1. Remove Wiper Arms, Plastic Cowl Cover and Wiper Motor (store wiper links up Procedure against bottom of windshield).
Mark wiper arm linkage attached to wiper motor and wiper motor splined
shaft prior to removing the 12 mm retaining nut.
FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON SIDE OF CAN CAREFULLY.
Dry open seam with compressed air prior to applying sealer.
Do not use a red shop towel to wipe surfaces because shop towels are contaminated
Direct Leak-Chek(TM) spray material approximately 1 inch above seam. Spray
force is very strong - make several test passes before actually spraying
material into seam.
material inside upper cowl, beginning in lower corner, and continuing
toward the centerline of vehicle.
Leak-Chek(TM) into seam a total of 3 times, allowing Leak-Chek(TM) to
flash dry for 30-45 minutes between applications. (Drying time increases
as outside temperature decreases.)
inside cab behind Heater/Air Conditioner box for evidence of water leakage
during water leak check.
Wiper Arm Torque: 20 N.m (205 kgf.cm, 15 ft.lbf.)
leaks are still present and are coming in from the cowl area, remove right
front fender and proceed as follows:
If seam is not sealed properly, clean vertical and horizontal seam area with Acrysol(TM) cleaner. Use an air hose to dry all seams before applying sealer.
Hole is located behind fender.
leaks are still present and there are no cowl area seam leaks, reinstall
front fender and inspect for water entry along lower edge of interior
door trim panel; then proceed as follows:
If there are voids/skips between the plastic sheet and the door panel, it will need to be resealed.
a heat gun, heat the butyl tape securing the plastic sheet to make removal
covers drain-back holes (small slits in metal door panel) carefully pull
up a portion of plastic sheet, clean out drain-back holes and reinstall
plastic sheet against metal door panel. Confirm that there are no voids
between sealer and plastic sheet and between sealer and metal door panel.