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Old 07-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Tj hard top leaks

My hardtop leaks where the back glass meets the tailgate. Any suggestions on how to fix this would help because it's flooding in Florida right now.

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Old 07-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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My hardtop leaks where the back glass meets the tailgate. Any suggestions on how to fix this would help because it's flooding in Florida right now.
Take a pic of the problem area, might be more helpful to see if there is anything missing ect.

My guess its normal. When I first got my jeep last summer, took it a car wash and it leaks behind there(tailgate meeting the glass.) So now I basically live with the problem. You might want to looking into replacing the rubber that meets in that section as a possible answer.

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Old 07-04-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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My hard top leaks as well. All depends on how I park to where it leaks. My biggest leak is the corners of the glass. Where the glass seals to tub
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:25 PM   #4
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Hiya Revco666 are you still leaking ?
Rmadd & Jasonduke5,
I had a similar problem so I glued a rubber strip on top of the current rubber strip at the bottom of the rear window glass, so when I now close the rear tailgate the rubber is thicker so its a tighter fit.
Now fully water tight.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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Mine leaked there until I moved the spare to the bumper. The weight of the spare was pulling the gate out at the top. This was with the stock 31" goodyears.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #7
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Hiya Revco666 are you still leaking ?
Rmadd & Jasonduke5,
I had a similar problem so I glued a rubber strip on top of the current rubber strip at the bottom of the rear window glass, so when I now close the rear tailgate the rubber is thicker so its a tighter fit.
Now fully water tight.
I wouldn't say constant leaks, just when I wash my jeep(more so when I go thru the car wash vs at home). Regular rain doesn't seem to effect me as much(that I noticed).

But I would agree 100% on the rubber stripping, that what the OP needs to look at abit more closely. Like I said, take a picture and we'll be able to confirm that's the issue or not.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:05 PM   #8
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You can see where it's leaking, and it's right below a weird black strip on the tailgate.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Try adding some rubber strips along the tailgate edge at the top. That might help seal it up better...?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:24 PM   #10
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Does anyone else have that strip?
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #11
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Does anyone else have that strip?
I think I do, I'll check in the morning for ya and take a pic to compare.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:42 PM   #12
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Sorta on another note would anyone know why water would pool in the front with that on too...
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Sorta on another note would anyone know why water would pool in the front with that on too...
Do you mean you've got a pool of water in the front floor area. With what on? The small rubber strip ?
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Do you mean you've got a pool of water in the front floor area. With what on? The small rubber strip ?
Yah like the floorboard had a pool of water and the hard top on
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Yah like the floorboard had a pool of water and the hard top on
Had the same problem, front drivers floorboard used to be flooded when it had been raining.
Checked everything at the front drain pipes, air cowl, door seals, all were water tight.
Turned out it was coming in through the back were the rear window meets the tub.
Get someone to use a hose on the back of your jeep with you inside on the back seat and you will see it coming in, thats if it is coming in from the back. Dont forget to look under the carpets including the carpet above the rear wheel arch.
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damn, i have the same problem, has anyone found weather stripping that fits? or figured out the best solution yet?
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Why isn't the seam of the tailgate gapped level with the body? That's why it's leaking.
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https://pacificwindshielddist.c8.hos...u=PWDL%20TM119. Bought this and took it local glass shop and replaced it. Stopped my rear window leak
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Why isn't the seam of the tailgate gapped level with the body? That's why it's leaking.
I see what your saying Abnmarine but in my case the leak wasn't coming in there but due to the extra sealant I'd used elsewhere it sometimes caused the rear lift glass to pop out over the tailgate.
The extra rubber strip was originally fitted to hold the glass in place, as I sorted 1 issue it caused another, but for the moment she's water tight.
I do intend on giving the hardtop a refit, with a paint job and new seals once I've sorted a few over problems.
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I have a similar leak but not in the middle the water pools on either side of the trunk up by the top of the wheel though. i found a little gap on both sides could it be because i don't have the right seal? my hardtop and softtop have the same problem any thoughts?

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