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Old 05-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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JK Water Leak Diagnose & Repair Manual

Here is a manual regarding Jeep Wrangler (JK) water leaks. The diagnostic information is accurate, but the part #'s may not be valid for all model years,

JK Water Leak Diagnose & Repair Manual.pdf


I posted this manual in a few threads but thought it might be easier to find for those interested if it had it's own thread, hope it helps out...

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Old 05-18-2014, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hmm. Trying to understand why this is not already in our sticky area... Done.

I took these 3 screen shots explaining how to fix the most common leak area. My passenger side leaks in the same area very bad. Seats, carpet, dash, ME. The water bounces off the door latch and soaks everything, I've already mentioned adjusting the door but haven't tried it yet. I do own a 07 so the seals could be worn as well.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
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My JK is at the shop for the 2nd time keep getting water on my driver side floor, 1st time they put a new rubber around the door. Now they are telling me they cant find a leak...told them to keep looking its there...any suggestions??
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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Grabbed that PDF for future reference...

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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My JK is at the shop for the 2nd time keep getting water on my driver side floor, 1st time they put a new rubber around the door. Now they are telling me they cant find a leak...told them to keep looking its there...any suggestions??
I am having the same issue on my 2014 JKU. Any ideas?
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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I do have some experience with the elusive "under door leak" that seems to leak from under the floor mats. The week before I picked up my 2014 JK it had rained heavily for a week. sure enough, the driver's side floor was wet under the floor mat. Passenger side was completely dry. Now, i ordered my Jeep from the factory, so it wasn't like I could just pick another one off of the lot.
Having gone through this experience on my 2012 without satisfactory resolution, I was concerned. But, I also know the passenger side leak could have many causes, hence the "elusive" part. Driver's side seems to have a straight forward, easier resolution from what I've read over the past two years on these forum pages.

So, those of you with DRIVER'S side leaks, I recommend that you try this. I read about it on the forum and it has worked to COMPLETELY resolve my leak: Door Entry guards. But, you have to install them as illustrated in the picture below:

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The trick is to install the entry guards over the front seam. Try it and let me know. Mine is completely bone dry now, even after heavy rain.

BTW some dealers will try to tell you that the entry guards caused your leak, but mine was leaking before guards were ever put on! Good luck!
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:29 PM   #7
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Yeah I have a 2014 they had to replace the door gasket header gasket and the gasket on the driver side freedom top no leaks and it has been raining it's as off here in louisiana.
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Mine was bone dry (07) until I cleaned the plastic and rubber in and on my ride. Then we had a gully washer... got in a day later and noticed that water was ON my floor mat... mercy! I'll try the remedies mentioned here and get back with results. In the mean time... caution on what you clean the gaskets with it seems... I used a spray on over the counter cleaner. Wondering if it didn't mix well with the Bestop roof... made it shine though!
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I just bought my 2014 JKU on valentines it was actually leaking on the driver side was coming from the top. The dealership replaced the door, Header, and the freedom top gasket and now it doesn't leak a drop.
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:46 AM   #10
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That manual is great. Left mine outside with the soft top on during an all night rainstorm this weekend and I think I might have several of these leaks. Both front seats, and all the carpets were soaked. Puddles under all the seats and all floorboards. The corners of the soft top had leaked from time to time in the past, but nothing like this. I do take my doors off a lot, so they may need to be adjusted.

I've also seen people refer to some kind of conditioner you can use on the a-pillar foam gaskets to restore them somewhat. Has anyone had good or bad experiences with those products? Any recommendations?
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This is very useful article for everyone. I want to give a big thank for sharing this with us.
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My JK is at the shop for the 2nd time keep getting water on my driver side floor, 1st time they put a new rubber around the door. Now they are telling me they cant find a leak...told them to keep looking its there...any suggestions??
Question: does front and rear water spray work. There is only one water tank for Jeeps, so the water line for the rear runs thru the Fire Wall, down past the Driver Kick Panel to the rear of Jeep. And there is a disconnect that can come loose at the kick panel.

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