1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Excessive condensation

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 89GASHOG, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. 89GASHOG

    89GASHOG

    Messages:
    3,447
    Likes Received:
    513
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2003
    Location:
    The Last Frontier
    My tank has a problem with condensation on all of the windows. I'm wondering if it is necessarily due to moisture trapped in or under the carpeting (perhaps in the doors themselves?), or if poor weatherstripping seals could contribute to this condition. I don't seem to have any active leaks, although the front carpet was quite damp when I bought it. if anyone else has been there and fixed it, or understands this phenomenon in more depth I would appreciate it.
     
  2. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

    Messages:
    6,164
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2003
    Location:
    Georgia Tech
    I used to have ridiculous condensation in the 40, especially in the afternoon after a morning shower. Normally leaving a window or two cracked will fix it. It can be caused by opening the doors, driving around etc in the heavy morning air, and then when things outside the truck are warming and drying up, the inside of the truck cannot, hence the condensation. Its the 2-liter bottle left it warm sun effect. Leaving a window cracked equalizes the outside and inside air before any of the ill effects (condensation) of this differentiation in humidity can occur.
     
  3. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

    Messages:
    12,003
    Likes Received:
    463
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Location:
    Knee deep in hookers and gin
    The only Toyota I have ever had that doesn't fog up is the 40. Only because it has no top. Dunno why, but every one is a PIA in the rain. My Dad's old mini diesel was the worst, but my wife's new ECHO is pretty close.
     
  4. Landpimp

    Landpimp

    Messages:
    15,840
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1,872
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Location:
    Gig Harbor WA
    pull the front carpet up(just remove the door sill plate, then pull up) look to see if the plugs on the floor are there or if they are missing, letting water in. Also pull the plugs on the bottoms of the rear rocker panels, this is an area that water often get into. I have heard of some other spots on 62's that leak......cant recall where.
     
  5. cruiser_guy

    cruiser_guy

    Messages:
    11,194
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Location:
    Wherever the truck stops!!
    I'm a little surprised! :eek: I live on the wet coast in B.C. where it rains 365 days a year and I never have condensation problems in either '60! Make sure your heater control is set to "Fresh" not "Recirc" and "Def" not "Vent" or "Heat" and turn on the fan. If the carpet is wet run the A/C and the heat at the same time while set to "Recirc" to dehumidify the interior (the A/C will suck out moisture like crazy).
     
  6. petescoffee

    petescoffee

    Messages:
    1,873
    Likes Received:
    40
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Location:
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Do what Cruiser _guy says. The Ac will help remove moisture.