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Old 09-10-2011, 05:47 AM   #31
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I wonder how many roofs leak right off the showroom floor before removing the hard top for the first time? Or is this something that happens after the top has been removed and reinstalled? Maybe Jeep should consider another source for the removable hard top? Are aftermarket tops any better in terms of being leak free?

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Old 09-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #32
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Are you guys sliding the tops onto the car or lifting and dropping them straight onto the seals? I had a single leak after putting the tops on wrong. After i adjusted them they were leak free. Remember to do the windsheild latches LAST and DONT crank down the hand cranks in the soundbar. Also my freedom tops have been off many times.
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I drop mine down, I must admit, I dont remember what order I latch them down. I just put my top back on the other night but havent been able to go drive it since. Its on 07 and so far (knock on wood) there havent been any leaks, that I have noticed anyway.

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Old 09-10-2011, 10:29 PM   #33
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I drop mine down, I must admit, I dont remember what order I latch them down. I just put my top back on the other night but havent been able to go drive it since. Its on 07 and so far (knock on wood) there havent been any leaks, that I have noticed anyway.
Yeah make sure you do the latches last. If I forget to not do them last I can hear whistling and then water comes in.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:06 PM   #34
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Yeah make sure you do the latches last. If I forget to not do them last I can hear whistling and then water comes in.
Thanks for the advice, I may take them off and redo it before I take it out next, if you hear whistling, you definately could get leakage.
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Old 10-19-2011, 02:47 PM   #35
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I see so many people talking about their leaks. What do the consider a leak?
Does this count? Soaked carpet and driver's seat anytime we get a good rain. Happens often in South Florida.

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Old 10-19-2011, 02:54 PM   #36
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@jk"n.....how did the fix the leak? (On your new one?)

This worries me as well... I'm assuming I will be able to fix a leak myself...but I'm also not thrilled about the though of laying out $37,000-$38,000 out the door for a vehicle that may leak.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #37
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They fixed it under warranty. They didn't tell me what they did or how they did it. Same as the original one. On the first jeep they claimed to have done 50 pages of modifications to my jeep. It looked like a patchwork quilt on the freedom panels and one of the modifications made the seal on the top of the windshield look like it was ripped. On the replacement jeep, they tried twice and it was fixed. It hasn't leaked since but they didn't tell me what they had done.

I fully expect it to leak again in the same spot. When it does, I will clean and lubricate the seals with a silicone based lubricant. I was told by someone at a campsite with a leaking jeep, same as mine, that he solved it using this method and he wouldn't let the dealership near his jeep. He said that he had heard horror stories about people taking their jeeps in for leak repairs under warranty. He also had said that he was able to solve all of his leaks himself. I envisioned this to be what I would do outside of warranty. Now, mine is well out of warranty.....so I'm on my own.

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