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Old 09-10-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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hardtops leaking water

Hello, new owner of a 2004 Wrangler Sport and I have a hard top on it at the moment. Well, last weekend it rained like crazy like it always does in Portland Oregon. Noticed I have a couple of leaks where the top meets the body. Any tricks to making these not leak? Thank you in advance for any replies.

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:45 AM   #2
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Replace all the rubber gaskets all around.........for one thing.

Not for nothin, but.......even the 2008 Freedom Top I bought, leaked. Got rid of it!!

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Old 09-11-2009, 07:17 AM   #3
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I put some 2" wide x 1/8" thick foam tape down along the tub rails on mine just to feel like it's sealed pretty good. Mine didn't leak before I did that, it's just a peace of mind thing. The PO of my jeep put some kind of gasket sealer on the tub...when I took the top off for the first time, I spent 2 hours scraping and buffing that stuff off.
Just be careful not to put something on there too thick though, or your top may be tough to fit back on.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:35 AM   #4
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not to thread hijack but got the same issues. the seals are good all around except the bottom rear window seal which I paid $100 to replace and no improovement. Dont know how it's sneaking in.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
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Now my rear window leaks into the very back....things get wet, but I don't have anything important back there anyway.
When I painted my grill with truckbed paint, I raised up my carpet in the very back, and gave it a shot of paint as well.
I'm just under the asumption that Jeeps can take on a little interior water from time to time so I don't fret too much about it.
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