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I have the '05 tacoma double cab 4x4, and we have been getting a lot of rain here in Nor. California. I opened up the driver side door a few days ago and found that the floorboard on driver's side was completely soaked with water. I would say that I must have vacuumed out almost 2 liters of water. The passenger side was fine and the rear floorboards seemed to be fine. I thiought that perhaps I was going in and out of the truck so many times during the heavy rainfall that the water just accumilated over time. Well, I dried it out and installed my new all-weather mats from Toyota. Yesterday it rained, and today there were sprinkles throughout the day. I checked the driverside floorboard and it was wet again!! It is obviously I have found a bad leak. I checked to see if the water was running down the left side kick panel ( to the left of where your calf would be) and could not find any. I ran my hands over the pedals and things that were above to try and find any drips, but nothing. I dont thinking that it is coming from above, because I have installed the all-weather mats, and they are made of rubber. I'm wondring if the leak is coming from the bottom door jamb, or perhaps from underneath the floorboard itself. Anyone else have this worrysome problem???
 

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overkill said:
I opened up the driver side door a few days ago and found that the floorboard on driver's side was completely soaked with water.
You might be interested in this link Windshield Leak .

Seems to be a weld burn through on some of the '05s under or near the windshield.
 

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I have had the EXACT same problem, leaky on the drivers side only and nothing on the passenger side. I even went out and got the all-weather floor mats just like you - they are awesome.

I took it to my dealer and told em to fix it, they brought in a "leak specialist" and it was back to me next day after they fixed the link and detailed it inside and out... not a bad deal. And I got to thrash a Corolla for a day... always fun! :D

Problem is, it hasnt rained since the fix and I dont know whether it is going to be fully fixed.

Could you copy and paste the info from the tundrasolutions "windshield leak" link?

Thanks.
 

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I have had the EXACT same problem, leaky on the drivers side only and nothing on the passenger side. I even went out and got the all-weather floor mats just like you - they are awesome.

I took it to my dealer and told em to fix it, they brought in a "leak specialist" and it was back to me next day after they fixed the link and detailed it inside and out... not a bad deal. And I got to thrash a Corolla for a day... always fun! :D

Problem is, it hasnt rained since the fix and I dont know whether it is going to be fully fixed.

Could you copy and paste the info from the tundrasolutions "windshield leak" link?

Thanks.
Here is the general idea of the other post you were asking about:

bige,

They will probably want to make sure it wasn't water from your shoes getting in and out during the rain. In my case there was so much water it was evident it wasn't from tracking it in. I since have put in those nice rubber floor mats.

Mine was caused by an actual hole in the sheet metal, visible only if the fender was taken off. The hole, caused by a weld burn-through, was located below the windshield in the corner. It was pretty small, but plenty big to let water in and it just leaked down into the cab and settled in the floor.

Others I've heard have had problems with the gasket/sealant which is put around the windshield when it's installed. Could be an air bubble or something that wasn't noticed when it was applied. I don't know how they check these things, but I think it is certainly a possibility. My service dept did a great job in fixing mine and relatively quickly. No problems since.
 

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I had the same problem but mine was because Piaa lightswitch wire was touching just below the wind sheild (under the hood) where the water way is. then it whold trikle in following the wire. you may want to check the rubber gasket that is fwd of your clutch peddle (or where one whould be).
 

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xenofuhrman said:
I have had the EXACT same problem, leaky on the drivers side only and nothing on the passenger side. I even went out and got the all-weather floor mats just like you - they are awesome.

I took it to my dealer and told em to fix it, they brought in a "leak specialist" and it was back to me next day after they fixed the link and detailed it inside and out... not a bad deal. And I got to thrash a Corolla for a day... always fun! :D

Problem is, it hasnt rained since the fix and I dont know whether it is going to be fully fixed.

Could you copy and paste the info from the tundrasolutions "windshield leak" link?

Thanks.
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Got the taco serviced today, problem was diagnosed as cowl seam seperation. Body shop fixed this up and I'm ready to roll once again.

Yes I've got an 05' in my bay right now. I had to remove the left front fender and seal the seams near the "A" piller. I let it dry over night and retested it today. FIXED. Will put it back together Monday morning. HTH
 

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After reading this post I went out and checked my truck. I have winter floor mats in so I lifted them up and found a giant puddle of frozen water under them. I went strait to the dealership, and booked an appointment to get it fixed. This is the third problem with my two month old Tacoma. The first was a beld weld on the bumper which made a creeking sound when I hit a bump. Bumper was replaced. The second was the stereo center piece was rattling, also been fixed, and now this. What a piss off, I bought a Toyota because of superior build quality. So much for that!!! I'm starting to miss my 02 Taco! I never had a problem with it!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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Knowing Toyota, the problems have probably already been fixed, I'm just pissed because I thought Toyota would have had all the bugs worked out before they released them. I checked my VIN and it was one of the first trucks down the production line, so maybe I should take some of the blame for assuming that the first trucks released would have no issues. Better judgement would say wait a little while because most vehicals have small problems when they are first released. I still like the truck, and I guess the small problems are the price you pay for being one of the first on the road with one. Mechanically though the truck is solid, and I don't think you'll see problems there.
 

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Knowing Toyota, the problems have probably already been fixed, I'm just pissed because I thought Toyota would have had all the bugs worked out before they released them. I checked my VIN and it was one of the first trucks down the production line, so maybe I should take some of the blame for assuming that the first trucks released would have no issues. Better judgement would say wait a little while because most vehicals have small problems when they are first released. I still like the truck, and I guess the small problems are the price you pay for being one of the first on the road with one. Mechanically though the truck is solid, and I don't think you'll see problems there.
Don't count on it. My '02 double cab had a leaky passenger floor and it sounds like the same problem these '05s are having....seams not being sealed properly. When I was researching my leak problems, I discovered some models as early as '99s had leaky floors. Alot of people never check under their floor mats and thus never even know they have a problem. To my way of thinking, 5+ years is plenty of time to make sure seams are sealed but on we go.....
 

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Well crap... after a week or so of no precipitation we got our first rain, the leak is back... the dealer did not fix it fully.

This time I think I'll demand new carpet, a bigger rental car than my last corolla, and another full body detail.

I could probably find and fix it myself, but I didnt pay 26k for a truck that leaked...
 

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makes me wonder if they are welding these seams with robots which have a certain percentage of fault , at least the Nissan robots do when i went on a tour there at the plant in Smyrna Tn. They stated that those welding robots had a certain percentage of fault measured in 10's or 100ths of a inch. May not sound like much but my 2002 Frontier had several faulty welds in the cabs body seams which made it leak and a loud "pop" when i would turn a corner. It took the dealer 2 times then they sent it back to the plant for them to track the weld down , they even took 2 weeks!So i bought a 2003 Taco and now it to has a seam comming apart on the back of the cab to the lower left of the rear window just above the bed. It the seam that looks like it is welded and then sealed with epoxy and then painted .
 

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Knowing Toyota, the problems have probably already been fixed
I wouldn't count on it either. It takes Toyota YEARS to catch up to what's happening at the Service Department. Just ask my creaky cluch pedal, or my messed up speedometer cable.

Brian
 

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Whats next...

Overkill,
Just today I found out I too have a large amount of water in my drivers side carpet. It smelled like a sheep dog, so I checked under the mat and I remembered your post.
Needless to say I will be ruining someones day tomorrow morning when I go to Toyota of Walnut Creek.
I am taking my 2005 in for a COMPLETELY NEW PAINT JOB!
When you threaten to picket in front of their dealership and call Toyota directly, its amazing how quick they want to handle a problem. I should have just bought a Nissan.
They will be painting my truck, installing side steps to protect the paint. Their words, not mine. I guess they have no faith in their own work.
They WILL be fixing this leak BS...Unbelievable...My Geo Metro doesnt leak...and its a POS...
I will update as things are worked out.
 

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shit... all these problems, make my truck look solid. To bad its severly abused. Just no leaks or other STUPID problems.

good luck to ya'll.
 

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My local Dealear FINALLY sold its first 05 unless they traded it to another Dealership, it was a TRD Sport with 2 very thin rear leaf springs and a $30,000 price tag to boot, no wonder it sat there forever!
 
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