hey all..nightmare leaks from hell with my jk 08 i just recently purchased from dealership..whAT A RUN AROUND!Had to threaten them with attorney generals office to get stuff done...any how..the pillar leaks ,and famous water pouring on the door handles inside.The nasty wind sound when driving....
1st the pillar leaks read this ...youll understand.....
.i had water pouring in,,,replaced the foam seals on end of door frames that pop into the cup seals on the header channel rubber..still leaked...replaced the door rubber surround,still water...went to dealer again they replaced my header rubber..just little bit water then...when they replace the header channel rubber,,they just pull the seal strip off and dont use any other butyl caulk under it..if this is not sealed to upper part of windshield frame the water drips underneath the header rubber along the frame..goes behind the corners of the rubber seals at ends of header channel rubber and drips down between inner molding on the dash near heater vents..also to not if you caulk this with butyl caulk nicely and it still leaks...Note that the upper door rubbers have a issue with the way they seal in the upper front corners..im still working on this..
so i would check the header rubber to see if it is sealed all along the frame..mine had water under it ..so recaulked it all along front of header rubber.."not the top itself "the rubber that is exposed when you flip your top back..be sure to caulk all the way to the ends where the header channel curves around frame...see the pds named leaks....
thats a start..i followed them pdfs and the with the dealer..i have like a few drops ,now rather than pouring in..but ill get that fixed too..
the wind noise from the old stock header ,is gone,,they installed the new metal header,,thou they did a half ass job.cause they stripped one screw..i did notice that the tops have a rain rail that screws into header with two screws each side,note there is suppose to be a peace of foam covering this plastic bracket,if it isnt there [get it],,if it is there ,you can carefully pull it back to expose the 2 screws holding that plastic bracket into header...thaT PLASTIC bracket from your soft top on both sides of top is part of the drip rail sewed in the factory top and does not fit tightly around end of header bar.[noticed water in there so ].i unscrewed them 2 screws put some butyl type water proof caulk on the ends and re screwed it to header.[then replace the foam peaces as shown in the pdf named installing new top.
You will know where im talking about when you lift back your sunrider top and see the ends of your top,and notice its not tightly fitting on header where its screwed in..this is a water issue..as the water channels between the header bar and the plastic bracket that is sewed into that soft top then it drips into the cab...
also check the underside of the top where it meets the header channel rubber ..there should be a strip of foam on each side of the top towards the ends of the bar where it curves..and there should be another foam seal that is above the two screws holding the rain rail from top into the header bar.....if they arent there you can buy this seal kit..check the pdf..named mopar scroll after opening the pdf to illustrations 13,14,15... pdfs and this link below,,,if your tired of the bs leaks on your sunrider top the read all thru these ,,and copy and past this link below its to large of a pdf to post it covers all jk leaks with hard and softops....
i will give you cats a update,,,for now i went from pouring to a few drops of water...im trying to fabricate this softop bracket that is sewed into the softop to fit right around the header when your top is up..
Have you ever notice that the rain rail lift in the air towards the front part of the top wwhen you put the top up..well thats that crappy plastic bracket that should be made out of metal,,,
also a tip..the new tops are more fleaxable,as the dealer put one on mine...it pools water in the center in heavy rain,, heres the link
skid row prop top ..39.99 ..no more puddles in your lap..lmao
Skid Row Offroad JP-0107 - Skid Row Automotive Top Prop for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
below is the link for the seal kit i was talking about for your top and header bar they dont tell you about .mopar soft top foam kit.lol
MOPAR 68078452AA - MOPAR® Soft Top Foam Tape Seal Kit for 11-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
below vent visor ,rain channel for your jeep doors....no more water all over inside doors when you crack your window ,a must have
Autoventshade 192328 - Auto Ventshade In-Channel Ventvisor in Smoke for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door with Full-Framed Doors - Quadratec
i hop it helps ya out cats..the seal kits in the pdfs for the door frames near the cup selas..i had to order from the dealer..it comes with a bunch of foam peaces..for soft and hard tops
ok gotta run ,,,and ill update after the next rain storm as ill have my new prop bar and seal kit on the top and the issues may be solved..thank god..i thought it would only leak with the top down...love my jeep tho
the pictures below are the famous pain in the butt leaks..now i just had a few drops...what a relief ..a drop or two ..but im gonna permently fix it..