Hey guys and gals, need some help or direction for those who might know where to point me...
I have a 4 dr JK (2007) with a soft top, have had it for about 2 months. It sits outside all the time since I have no garage and has been through it's fair share of rain with no problems. However, it was POURING all weekend long where i live (tampa) and i noticed after about 2 days of rain I started to get a slow leak at the top of the front doors, over the door handles.
Honestly, if it rained that hard for that long and all you got was a slow leak, I would leave well enough alone. Odds are that if you start trying to seal, adjust, whatever that you might introduce a leak somewhere else or make the slight one you have now worse.
Probably the easiest and safest thing to do is look for pinholes in the top near the leak areas. Get your Wrangler out in the sunshine. Get inside and look up over the door frames. If there are pinholes, you will see the brightness showing through the pinholes.
If you see pinholes, here is the fix:
Get some clear marine grade silicone caulk. You do not need much. Put a bit on the head of a straight pin and then put one dab on the pinhole, both inside and out. Use no more than you need to just cover the pinhole, especially on the outside. On the inside, give the caulk a a couple of rotations with the pad of your finger. That should do it.
Best Always 🍀,
"Peej" - 2011 Wrangler Sport S Two Door, Quad Black, Six Speed
Did a little more digging, and this appears to be a consolidated list of the major leak issues and potential fixes... hope it helps for anyone else who might need it. I'll give my fix a try this week and see if it works!