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1971-1977 Dodge B100 B200 hood rainwater leaks #731658
January 09th 2018 6:22 pm
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Hey Guys! I have a 1977 B200 van. I notice when parked and it rains the water trickles down in the the engine/ battery area. I have looked online and photos of other engine hoods and it does not look like there was ever a seal. So I dont think there is any seals missing. This is a very stock van..so I am not sure why it would be designed to leak water into the engine compartment? Anyone else have this same problem...or solution? cheers!

Re: 1971-1977 Dodge B100 B200 hood rainwater leaks [Re: Ogopogo] #731661
January 09th 2018 7:02 pm
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Welcome to the site .... this a Dodge question not a generic so I moved it to the Dodge section...

Again welcome


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Re: 1971-1977 Dodge B100 B200 hood rainwater leaks [Re: Ogopogo] #731662
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Hello and welcome. The water "leaks" are normal. The water that goes in the cowl has to go somewhere, and the factory made drain points on the firewall and behind the front fenders. Keep them cleaned out and take care of any rust, but otherwise don't stress about it.


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Re: 1971-1977 Dodge B100 B200 hood rainwater leaks [Re: Ogopogo] #731682
January 10th 2018 6:17 pm
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Normal for water to get in them areas. To help protect the inner areas, take the cowl out and undercoat everything on the firewall and inner fenders you can reach and open the air vent doors on the inside of van and reach in there with undercoating. While you have the cowl out, replace the wiper arm bushings, they are usually brittle and dry-rotted.

Re: 1971-1977 Dodge B100 B200 hood rainwater leaks [Re: Ogopogo] #731745
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Thanks for the replies guys. Ya I just thought it was odd that water would flow directly onto the battery area? That seems odd. I thought it would flow down somewhere or be directed by the sheet metal. I made a small plastic cover..like boat guys use to cover the batter terminals..maybe I wont worry about the rest..I guess it has survived this long like it is..


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