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Old 10-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Does anybodys new JK have have a water leak with half doors?

My 2012 Jeep wrangler 2 door with half doors is at my local dealership with a water leak on the passenger side door. The dealer says that they are unable to fix my water leak because the half doors are to flexible. The leak is where the top of the window frame meets the side of the soft top frame. The drivers side does not leak at all. The dealer and Jeep want to remove my half doors and have authorization to install new full doors to fix my water leak. One of the reasons I ordered this Jeep new is because I wanted half doors and not full doors. Does any body else have a water leak problem with half doors?

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:29 AM   #2
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Just a suggestion....

Maybe you should take the full doors, and see if they can sell you the leaking half doors at a discount...then you can work on them on your own. And if you get them sealed up, you could sale the full doors (or keep them for winter).

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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I always thought that water and wind leaks with half doors was the norm and was to be expected due to flex...

I think even calling them doors is more of a guideline than a rule.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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I always thought that water and wind leaks with half doors was the norm and was to be expected due to flex...

I think even calling them doors is more of a guideline than a rule.
There is no flex when it is raining and the jeep is sitting parked.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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Sadly even the factory half doors are more prone to leakage than full doors. I am sure they will get it fixed up.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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having a leak under driver side mat,,when it is parked over night and raining hard
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #7
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Water leaks are a standard feature on all year Wranglers.
I'm surprised Chrysler hasn't started charging for it as a dealer add on. I just love mine! Kinda brings the outdoors....in.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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Apparently you need an extra piece of foam on the door surround up at the front. I think it's a design flaw with the top myself.

Seriously, if you can get full doors and buy back the halfs on the cheap...wow!
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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I decided to keep the half doors. The dealer has a factory rep coming in tomorrow to make body adjustments. They claim that when they adjust the door striker in the leak goes away. I noticed and the dealer noticed that the right door sticks (not level) out beyond the front fender. I am worried now that adjusting the door hinges could damage the paint.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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My passenger front has always leaked a little. I usually take the front carpet out to let it dry every now and then. I still like my half doors. Never bothered taking it to the dealer though figured it would be a waste of time and gas.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Mine leaks pretty good. First thing that I did was to remove the carpet. The water drips on and down the door, on the dash and speaker and then forms a pond on the floor.

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