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Old 03-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #31
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Yes we are following. Sounds like you may have it fixed

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:37 AM   #32
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Surely no one is following this thread anymore, but here is an update anyway. The water was coming in through the soft top channel where it screws on to the wind shield frame. Removed 1 torx bolt from inside windshield bracket and ran water along soft top channel. Water poured right through and out the bolt hole......more windshield gasket silicone on the soft top channel. It's stopped (for now).
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #33
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Waiting for the rain on Sunday for the ultimate test.........
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #34
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Well, it rained..........and it leaked. The water is getting inside the windshield frame. I left 1 bolt out of the inside windshield bracket. Once the frame got enough water in it the water poured out of the bolt hole. It didn't leak anywhere else. For those who haven't followed this saga, I have replaced the cowl seal and soft top channel. There are no other leaks except in the windshield frame itself. The only thing left to do is check the windshield itself. Maybe leaking throught the glass gasket into the frame? Is that possible? At least now I can drain it without it running all over my legs! Can't say that for my passenger....
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #35
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It rained like heck today at lunch and I could see the drips coming down on the passenger side floor mat.
Certainly appears that water is coming in around the heater box housing under the dash.
How do I fix that ?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:12 PM   #36
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If it is coming from under the dash it could be the seal between the hood and body panels, the air box in front of the windshield could be cracked, the drain tube under the hood for the air box could be clogged, or your cowl seal needs to be replaced. If it is coming from around the bolts on the inside windshield brackets, it's getting in through the windshield frame. Use a water hose and check each place closely.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #37
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Hello all on this thread!! Ive ben following this thread since the beggining i was having the same problem with the water on driver and passenger side and ive done everything that was said on this sight and nothing seemed to help! So i figured ide try and find out where its running down on the inside so i actually layed down inside and made my dad run water on the windsheild with the water hose and i saw here it was commin from it was a small crack in the corner of i beleive the fire wall and another peice that is right behind the speaker. So i saw where it was and went outside n realized where it was comming in from, not the hinges, not the seal, but bellow that, i hope yall can see it in the pic but i siliconed all along it with white silicon which was allright since my jeep is white i siliconed all along that crease and even the horizontal crase!! and sure enough it rained a couple of days ago and not but like 2 drops were on my floor board. Which was way better than a puddle!! Hope this helps yall!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #38
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Bingo buddy ! That's what I was thinking, to caulk that seam. Nobody ever mentioned that, plus I suck at caulking ... But my Jeep is white too :-)

I have already replaced my seal, and checked the drain and that wasn't it. I also have the cowl vent cover that keeps rain out while driving.

I became more suspicious of that body area after the same thing happened while snow day on it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:03 PM   #39
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Yea! It helps when the jeep is white! Haha and next time im gonna run the cauk all allong the top also looks like itll start leakin soon! But it worked for me hope it does the same fr yall!!
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I caulked that seam and stopped the leak that was there. If you read the entire thread you'll see I have had multiple leaks and have gotten all sealed except the windshield frame. Thanks for that tip though!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #41
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Ive been fighting this problem on my 91 yj as well... I used blue painters tape and taped off the hinges and all the seals and the cowel vent opening. Still leaking. Curiously waiting for any ideas.
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Ive been fighting this problem on my 91 yj as well... I used blue painters tape and taped off the hinges and all the seals and the cowel vent opening. Still leaking. Curiously waiting for any ideas.
Over the weekend I started checking for the leak again. I have found 3 places so far and fixed them but still have problems. I started systematically from the top down (very important) and side to side. The only leak I found is on the passenger side at the windshield. It's leaking through the windshield seal somehow. I did a temporary fix with windshield sealer. Going to check it after work. May need to reset the windshield or install a new one.
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Over the weekend I started checking for the leak again. I have found 3 places so far and fixed them but still have problems. I started systematically from the top down (very important) and side to side. The only leak I found is on the passenger side at the windshield. It's leaking through the windshield seal somehow. I did a temporary fix with windshield sealer. Going to check it after work. May need to reset the windshield or install a new one.
Damn man, in the end you might want to silicone the entire jeep We've had a few rain falls, no leak that I noticed yet. Still snow on the ground so no soft top on yet for me... another month maybe.
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It would probably be easier to silicone the whole thing! I had to post one more time.....I think I found the last of the leaks and thought I would share. Like I said before, I knew the water was getting inside the windshield frame. I found that it is getting in along the drip edge seam where the 2 halves are welded together on the pasenger side post. I finally found it by removing the plastic that the soft top brace attaches to. Just put windshield sealer along that seam, put the plastic piece back on, and buttoned the top back up. I'll test it tomorrow.
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It would probably be easier to silicone the whole thing! I had to post one more time.....I think I found the last of the leaks and thought I would share. Like I said before, I knew the water was getting inside the windshield frame. I found that it is getting in along the drip edge seam where the 2 halves are welded together on the passenger side post. I finally found it by removing the plastic that the soft top brace attaches to. Just put windshield sealer along that seam, put the plastic piece back on, and buttoned the top back up. I'll test it tomorrow.
Your going about it the right way and documenting everything. That atleast give others something to work with. Im dreading to put on my factory soft top next month. Prolly end up with leaks too. (well hopefully not)
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Your going about it the right way and documenting everything. That atleast give others something to work with. Im dreading to put on my factory soft top next month. Prolly end up with leaks too. (well hopefully not)
Thanks. All the leaks I have found really had nothing to do with the soft top. All but one are related to the windshield frame. Good luck!
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A while back i had mentioned that i siliconed the seam under the windshield. It hasnt rained in a while well a good amount anyways. Today it rained on me today while i was on my way back from an apointment. The pic is of what i was drivin in to. It was horrible, rain, hail, and few tornados spotted east of use. I didnt leak on me not a drop. I hav water commin in but its cuz i havnt installed my hard top windshield seal.
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I'm a new member and a new Jeep owner... My 92 YJ leaks like a sieve and I'm going to be tackling it this summer. I sealed the windshield successfully, but that wasn't the answer. I appreciate all you've documented, I will be using it!
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OH! And my radio has been all messed up, a weirdest short has appeared... So much fun with the rain!
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Couldn't get it to leak using the water hose today. Big rain coming tomorrow so we will see.
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Make sure you post the results!!! I'll be lookin!!
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Make sure you post the results!!! I'll be lookin!!
Not enough rain to tell yet. Maybe overnight.......
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Not enough rain to tell yet. Maybe overnight.......
Very small leak from behind the inner windshield bracket on the passenger side. Must be a small leak somewhere into the windshield frame. I've made huge progress though!!!
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Very small leak from behind the inner windshield bracket on the passenger side. Must be a small leak somewhere into the windshield frame. I've made huge progress though!!!
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We are getting some rain, so I'll be watching where to look next. I'll be checking that out!! Thanks!
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We are getting some rain, so I'll be watching where to look next. I'll be checking that out!! Thanks!
Okay, so we just had about an inch or more of rain in the last 2 hours. I put the Jeep outside when it started. Went back out a minute ago and there wasn't any water on the floorboard. I backed it down the drive and turned so the passenger side dash was lower than the driver side. About 3 or 4 ounces drained out from behind the dash down the outside of the speaker on the passenger side. A whole lot of improvement, but not perfect. I know I can't expect perfection, but I'm still working at it!!
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Okay, so we just had about an inch or more of rain in the last 2 hours. I put the Jeep outside when it started. Went back out a minute ago and there wasn't any water on the floorboard. I backed it down the drive and turned so the passenger side dash was lower than the driver side. About 3 or 4 ounces drained out from behind the dash down the outside of the speaker on the passenger side. A whole lot of improvement, but not perfect. I know I can't expect perfection, but I'm still working at it!!
Just had the Jeep in the parking lot at work for 4 hours in pouring rain. Rained about 4 inches, had 3" in the Jeep!!!! It's getting a little ridiculous! Still coming in somewhere in the windshield frame. Is it possible to Saran Wrap your entire Jeep?
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Just had the Jeep in the parking lot at work for 4 hours in pouring rain. Rained about 4 inches, had 3" in the Jeep!!!! It's getting a little ridiculous! Still coming in somewhere in the windshield frame. Is it possible to Saran Wrap your entire Jeep?
So when its not moving, you accumulate water? Invest in a cab cover for now because this issue is gonna drive you nuts man. Maybe replacing the entire windshield frame or take it right off and visually inspecting it may provide a clue? But seriously, look into a cover for the time being.
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Saran Wrap!!!! GENIUS!! ;-)

I'm still digging as well bro.
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So when its not moving, you accumulate water? Invest in a cab cover for now because this issue is gonna drive you nuts man. Maybe replacing the entire windshield frame or take it right off and visually inspecting it may provide a clue? But seriously, look into a cover for the time being.
Not a bad idea. It is driving me nuts, and I know it is something obvious right in front of my eyes. The problem with a can cover is it won't go on over a soft top will it?

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