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Old 08-25-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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Leaking doors

hi all, after 4 day's of rain. i noticed than my door leak right around the top of the dash anybody else have this problem. its a new jk 4 door.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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Is it leaking while the door is shut? are you sure its the door and not the windshield?

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Old 08-25-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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I had door leaks in my Wrangler before. Took it to the dealership and they fixed a seal on top of the door.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:50 PM   #4
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thanks guy's. i'll have to bring it back to the dealer. im sure its the door.
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I ran my wrangler through a car wash yesterday and has a small amount of water dripping through where the front two pieces of the hardtop meet over the windshield, do you think I maybe mashed a seal down wrong, or is this common with the 2007s?
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I believe that the roof leak was very common in the earlier models.
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:49 PM   #7
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Just out of curiosity, does the drivers side front door have a little whistle, at Hiwy speeds ??


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thanks guy's. i'll have to bring it back to the dealer. im sure its the door.
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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Just out of curiosity, does the drivers side front door have a little whistle, at Hiwy speeds ??




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nope no wind noise at all. just both doors leak, right at the top of the dash.
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The reason I asked that, is


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nope no wind noise at all. just both doors leak, right at the top of the dash.
Even though my top hasn't ever leaked, after I installed my roll cage---there was a slight whistle from the top of the drivers door, so

I marked and moved (INBOARD) the top door hinge, about 1/16 inch--

That misposition can also lead to door/"T" top, water leaks-

Not necessarily the cure all, but the position of the top of the doors/seal-is adjustable !!

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I had door leaks in my Wrangler before. Took it to the dealership and they fixed a seal on top of the door.
Do your recall what you paid. I just brought it to the dealler for two leaky doors and they want to charge me $700 for new door weather stripping. Any thoughts?
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Do your recall what you paid. I just brought it to the dealler for two leaky doors and they want to charge me $700 for new door weather stripping. Any thoughts?
is it a new jeep? i had mine fixed under warranty
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Lightbulb I must........

........ be fortunate! Auto Power Washs, heavy rain and having removed the 2-front pcs of my hard-top a few times, no leaks as yet

Replacement position and not over-tightening the hand-wheels at the music/speaker-bar have a lot to do with it (learned this from Jimbox)
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #13
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is it a new jeep? i had mine fixed under warranty

It's a 2007 so, no such luck!
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...... not over-tightening the hand-wheels at the music/speaker-bar have a lot to do with it (learned this from Jimbox)
Interesting, that's the first time I heard that but it makes total sense. how tight was tight enough?
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Get the thumbscrews STARTED, when you first put the "T" tops back on, then after the "latch" sequence--just fingertip tight for the thumbscrews-


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Interesting, that's the first time I heard that but it makes total sense. how tight was tight enough?
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Get the thumbscrews STARTED, when you first put the "T" tops back on, then after the "latch" sequence--just fingertip tight for the thumbscrews-




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Good info there...

Finally solved an onto-the-center-consol type leak from the center of the freedom tops just by loosening the thumbscrews. I had been tightening more and more to try to stop the leak before I read Jimbo's advice.....
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Glad to hearit UHB, most people try to tighten those big thumbscrews, cause they figure thats why they madem so big--WRONG !!


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Good info there...

Finally solved an onto-the-center-consol type leak from the center of the freedom tops just by loosening the thumbscrews. I had been tightening more and more to try to stop the leak before I read Jimbo's advice.....
Some people don't even usem--I don't condone that, they secure the lateral movement/stability of the top on the hiwy/speeds !!

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