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Question Wrenching GURU'S Needed Here Again!!!!!!!!!

I found oot where the water deluge is coming from on the Heavy Chevy. turns oot GM uses a cheap foam gasket underneath the cowl area. where the air comes in 4 the HVAC system. my question is can I use that black gasket maker goo from Permatex or whoever makes that stuff. or is there something else/better oot there that I don't know about. so now all the Guru's that reside here can voice there opinions to the masses.

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gasket maker goo

Hello Powershift,

I am not sure the goo would be safe to use due to the fumes from the gasket after it forms. That may be why they used a foam to seal it-assuming its a strip of foam material of course like they use on the window air conditioners to seal the upper glass pane from the outside air.
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Goop it up, do what you've got to do. Fumes go away quickly and you can think of it as a new car smell.

Only other choice is to take all that apart and replace the gasket. Not worth it in my opinion.

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How about using something a bit less aromatic like a silicone house caulk. 25 year warranty ??

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Are you sure that's where the leak is coming from? haven't had a windshield replaced recently have you? Water leaking in can be a real problem. I know it sucks to do, but if you plan on keeping it a while replacing the seal/foam tape gskt is the best answer.
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I'm a very good mechanic and I would not, it doesn't dry, it stays too gooey. You probably need something that sets up just a little but not too much. If it sets up into flexible bead, that's too much.

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2 cents here, maybe it's just your HVAC drain that's plugged and water is overflowing out the seem at the blower motor. Drains are known to plug up on those especially if you have a lot of critters and falling leaves and pine needles. You can either run a pipe cleaner up the drain or blow compressed air to clear the opening. If your unit has a cabin air filter sometimes you can get to the drain through the opening.


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2 cents here, maybe it's just your HVAC drain that's plugged and water is overflowing out the seem at the blower motor. Drains are known to plug up on those especially if you have a lot of critters and falling leaves and pine needles. You can either run a pipe cleaner up the drain or blow compressed air to clear the opening. If your unit has a cabin air filter sometimes you can get to the drain through the opening.
I agree completely. It's a drain hose that comes from the a.c. Coil inside the vehicle leading to the outside draining to the ground. If this hose gets clogged, with black yicky fungus, then the condensation, which is alot!, drains inside the vehicle on the floor.

The vehicles I've had I get under the car and poke a wire up the hose then watch the water flow! If you use an air compressor, it will clear it out but you are blowing the water inside the car.

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How about using something a bit less aromatic like a silicone house caulk. 25 year warranty ??

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Yeah I could use that Dynaflex. I think Dap makes that stuff??????

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Underneath the black grill where the wipers attach to is where the intake is. I should have said that from the get go. I still will have to pull it off to run a bead of caulking around it. have to clean it all up anyway if I remember I will take some pics of this problem that is presenting itself unto me. so the masses here can see it all in living color.

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