I am pretty familiar with the common rain leak points around the windshield area of these vans, but I've encountered an oddball that I can't quite figure out.
Symptom: water leak from the hole seen in the picture after car wash and/or rain. doesn't just drip down the inside of the kick panel area and out the bottom. No, it enters the cabin and ends up on the floor. It does this on both sides. It drips from about the tip of the arrow onto the floor. Coming from inside the pillar somewhere.
-The van was just repainted, windshield glass was out, the frame is all clean rust free OEM metal.
-Windshield was replaced with the older style gasket windshield by someone who has a few decades of experience. I don't believe the windshield is the problem
-There is a Lund visor installed, but it was installed using riv-nuts that are seam-sealed into the metal and sealed under the paint. Also used thread sealer on the screws. I suppose it's possible, but I highly doubt that is the leak point
- I felt inside the top of the windshield frame through the holes where the sun visors mount and the inside of that area is dry
-Spraying with a hose, this water starts dripping when the hose is sprayed around the base of the pillar. (Leading me to believe the visor isn't the issue as it is at the top). It's almost as if, the water is entering into the gap between the A-Pillar and the fender at the base of the Pillar, but how would it be coming inside? I can't find a hole under the fender where it might enter
What am I missing here? I'm going to try spraying it down again tonight while I try to figure it out. Finding a helper to hold the hose isn't always an option though. I'm leary of installing the dashboard or any flooring until this is 110% resolved.