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Water leaking into down A pillar into drivers floor pan

When we get a heavy rain, the floor at the drivers feet gets wet. We talked to a windshield replacement shop and they said they could reseal the windshield, but would most likly break the windshield and we would have to pay for it. Is there anyway to test the windshield for leaks? Is there any place else that the water could be comming from?

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Does the vehicle have a sun roof? If that is the case the drain tube on the left front corner of the sun roof may have come unhooked.

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First off, get a second opinion from another windshield replacement company. I've hada couple of windshields removed to reseal and they never broke it taking it out. Before that, wait for a nice day, and hit the windshield with a water hose. Have someone sit inside the truck and watch for a leak. A car wash is good too because they use high pressure water to wash it and high pressure air to dry it. Another piece of advise, make sure your cowl is clean. Open the hood, and look back where the wipers are. If theres a lot of leaves or other debris, that will also cause water to back up and make its way into the truck. Good luck.

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