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Old 02-23-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Is this normal

Left side is fine. The right doesn't look right to me. Any idea what this is for

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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I thought it had something to do with a seatbelt but no

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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That strap on the right got itself twisted and UNDER the rear bow, instead of OVER it. Take windows out on that side and the rear window, undo the rear flap and flip it up over the top (as if you were going to drop the top on that side). Then, pull that rear bow forward a few inches, take the strap and pull it out towards the side of the jeep. Flip it so it lays flat and goes OVER that rear bow.

Hard to explain in words, but once you start it should become fairly obvious.

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Old 02-23-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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As to what is it for, it is a strap to keep tension on all the bows when the top is up.

I had a two-door top once where someone cut the strap out thinking it did nothing. With all the windows out and running "safari" style, the rear sail panels (the flaps at the far rear that come down from the top and hook into the rails near the tailgate) would unhook themselves and flap around.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help, I'll try whenever I have a chance. Is this something the factory didn't do right or it just happened
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help, I'll try whenever I have a chance. Is this something the factory didn't do right or it just happened
Yeah, whomever installed your soft top originally just missed it. It's no biggie.

EDIT: I've done it myself once or twice when putting the top up from being in the down position.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #7
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Ok so whenever I take my top down which will be pretty soon, I'll fix it
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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Hey guys, I have another question about this, does this mistake make a my leakage. It's leaking right on the sub in the back.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:48 PM   #9
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Hey guys, I have another question about this, does this mistake make a my leakage. It's leaking right on the sub in the back.
I suppose it is possible... I could see that back corner not lining up correctly as a result of this.

Fix it and see if leakage stops.
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Hey guys, I have another question about this, does this mistake make a my leakage. It's leaking right on the sub in the back.
That strap shouldn't have anything at all to do with the seal. If you're experiencing a leak in the back corner, I would look a your zippers and make sure you are putting the plastic retainers under the body roll where the top meets the body.
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This is what they look like
And this is what I suspect is the leak residue.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:32 PM   #12
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This is what they look like And this is what I suspect is the leak residue.
Hard to tell, but that could be residual and not from a leak. Have you recently driven with the top up but the rear window rolled up! Water (from rain or puddles) will tend to spray back into the rear window when open.
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Hard to tell, but that could be residual and not from a leak. Have you recently driven with the top up but the rear window rolled up! Water (from rain or puddles) will tend to spray back into the rear window when open.
Nope haven't done anything to the top, last time it saw water in Texas was when I power washed it and I was carful not to touch the top
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Nope haven't done anything to the top, last time it saw water in Texas was when I power washed it and I was carful not to touch the top
You can wash the top without issue; only place I've ever had a leak was driver's side where it meets the windshield.

I'd suggest wiping off the spots and monitoring. Might be a non-issue.
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Ok will do, I'll let y'all know how it goes
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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Hey guys. Hasn't been gettin any hotter here but today I went and did a real quick hand power wash and the leak is at the same spot and I think it got worse. I can't find where the leak is comin from
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Have a friend spray the jeep around where it is leaking while you are inside watching. You will hopefully find the leak and have an idea of where to look for a solution.
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Could just be coming in through the zipper teeth, or it could be condensation dripping from the rear roof section as it cools off. I've had both happen before. If it's condensation, point a vent towards the rear corner and it should dry it up. If it's the zipper, wax can help a little, but it's part of having a soft top too. My front half windows would fill up with rain every time. I just got used to taking them off and dumping the water out.
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Back to original topic of strap ours was an inch short from factory. When we put the top on or ripped off one side completely. Chrysler wouldn't fix it because we installed the top not the dealer. Even tho the dealer said it was an inch short.
Dealer fixed it out of pocket, but bent the tailgate in the process... Bastiches!
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone, warmed up a little today and had a chance to fix the bow thing. Know I have to see we're the leak is comin from.
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Hey guys. Hasn't been gettin any hotter here but today I went and did a real quick hand power wash and the leak is at the same spot and I think it got worse. I can't find where the leak is comin from

Check the seams in the back...where the white backing is. Mine did the same thing. The seams get soaked and you can see where the white backing is wet.

Dealer sent it out to have the seams sealed at an upholstery shop. You could do it your self, but why if its under warranty I say.

The service mananger checked a 2014 off the transport truck and it too leaked at the seams.

I suspect this may be a recall down the road..but for right now they just sealed the seams....seems to have worked

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