I just bought a 2011 wrangler. The roof is not just leaking, the water is pouring in like crazy.... It's pouring in through the speaker bar and flooding in through the speaker, and the hole that the screw goes into to hold the roof down.
I never left the freedom top screws in on my 2008 jeep, and didn't on this one. I never had a leak like this.
If you don't screw down the hard top
Into the speaker bar with those big plastic screws, would it cause that muck leakage?
You should try it & there's your answer. I wouldn't leave those out it's not a good idea & may not seal properly without them. If the problem is still there when the screws are installed take it back & tell them to fix it, pronto!
Yea, I'm afraid that you can try to use TOO MUCH gasket to stop a leak, but
Originally Posted by greese
I screw mine in finger tight and still leak. but it is not consistent. this last round of rain, i leaked one day, reached up and tightened the side that leaked. no problem since.
the middle rubber piece on mine is twisted which is probably causing the leak on the dash.
other than that, my tops don't sit flush. about a 1mm higher than the rest of the top. I have a bunch of black foam and crap on there. not sure if it is supposed to be there or not. I am second owner.
I usually don't notice a leak until I back down the driveway which is at an incline, then it pours down on whatever child drew the short straw and is sitting in back.
You'll have to stand either on a ladder or the jeep sill and look ("T" tops OFF) at the mating edge of the HARDTOP, just forward of the rubber seal-there's a GROOVE that runs from port to stbd or right to left ALL THE WAY accross and it's the final drain groove, for any water that makes way thru the seals--see if that groove is "clear" all the way across !!
vismich i'm sorry if I pissed you off. Not my intent. You may notice I also posted that I too have water pouring in the screw holes.
for what it is worth, this link came up in another thread about leaks. Not sure if it will help you directly, but i bet if you printed it out and put it in a service manager's hands, explained your problem, you might get some movement.
I can feel you...I JUST bought my first jeep the last week of Feb, 2010 Unlimited sport and yes it cost all the money I have and a lot I don't......2-3 weeks later I notice a little tiny drop of water on my dash right below where the left and right panels meet on the freedom top.
So far it seems like it might be false alarm....had monsoon rains for a week, and not a single drop more showed. But if it does, the dealer has to fix every single thing in that car that goes wrong due to workmanship, including the speakers, right???
I've been lucky without leaks so far, but did notice those screws seem to loosen up on there own over time. I reach up and check them once in a while and usually get a half turn to three quarters without any effort.
is there a hole in the top, there is an recall notice that came out about premature wear and they put reinforcements inside the top to prevent wear, not sure if your having a problem in the same area
LOL jeep quality
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION NOTIFICATION L24
SOFT TOP PREMATURE WEAR AT ROOF BOWS Dear: (Name)
At Chrysler Group LLC, you can be assured that we are changing the way we look at quality. To prove our commitment to quality, the company is investing in and prioritizing improvements for every vehicle that we build. As part of that commitment, we are also targeting existing vehicles on the road today and contacting our customers to provide these quality improvements, at no charge, that will help to improve your ownership satisfaction.
We are recommending the following improvements be performed on some 2010 and 2011 model year Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with 4 doors and a soft top or dual top. Recommended Service: The soft top on your Jeep (VIN: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) may wear prematurely at the second and/or third roof bows. What your dealer will do: Chrysler will service your vehicle free of charge (parts and labor). To do this, your dealer will inspect the soft top for pin holes and/or tears at the second and third roof bows. All vehicles will receive roof bow shields to prevent excessive wear. Soft tops found with pin holes and/or tears will be replaced. Installing the shields will take about ˝ hour to complete. If the soft top requires replacement, an additional 1.5 hours will be required. We recommend that you make an appointment with your dealer to minimize your inconvenience. What you should do:
Simply contact your Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge dealer, at your convenience, to schedule a service appointment. Your dealer will collect the necessary information to ensure that the appropriate parts are available so your service can be completed in a timely manner. Although not required, we recommend bringing this letter with you to your dealer, when you bring your vehicle in for this service. If you need help:
Please contact the Chrysler Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-853-1403.
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