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Old 06-27-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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New to jeep - soaking wet floor - HELP!

Hey guys,

I just purchased a 08 sahara a couple weeks back, and the other day I went to put in new floor mats and after removing the old ones, I noticed that both the FRONT driver and passenger side carpets were soaked.
I took the carpet out on both side, dried them, SILICONED the drain plugs as i thought thats what it may be, but i was wrong.
It stayed dry for one day(it was sunny) then the every since, for 2 days now, its been raining and the carpets are soaked again...

when I had them out drying, i tried spraying water all around the doors and windshield, but did not see anything leaking in.

Today when I was looking(briefly) its still pouring out, it seems to be soaked right around where the mat goes underneath the plastic trim by the door and then its almost like it has ran down and made the rest of the mat wet?

im confused, and like i said, i am new to jeep, and do not really want to bring it to dodge if its something simple that I may be able to fix myself.

any suggestions or input is much appreciated!

thanks guys!

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Old 06-27-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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take it back to the dealership...

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i assume soft top as the hard topd tend to leak elsewhere. It comes in from the top of the A pillar for various reasons:
1: Windshiels drip wail is below the door seal, keeping the door seal from sealing completly.
2: Crappy door seals... there is a TSB out on it and in the forum somewhere
3: The top is not on "just right" and/or dirty seals.... remove, clean the seals with a wet towell replace top. Some have said follow the manual instructions to the letter of you will get leaks.

And... if all else fails... pull the plugs, leave the top off!


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Welcome to the forum. As far as the leaking goes your question has pretty much been answered. I noticed that you said that you had siliconed the drain plugs. Not a good idea. You may want to try to remove the silicone. If you ever get caught in the rain without your top or take on a little water on the trail, you are going to need those drains
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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thanks guys....i dont have the soft top on, i have a hard top, and it does not seem to be leaking anywhere...

what is a TSB?

and i may bring it into dodge if i cant do it myself...

i bought it from a used car dealer, whom which probably did not have a clue about this problem, therefore i dont want ot put it back on them....

thanks again for the quick responses cruserbruser, n39-w120, & jdsdream
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"Technical Service Bulletin". I'd contact the seller. They can refer you to the Dodge dealer and foot the bill.... But I'm mean that way

Welcome to the forum! And yeah, peel that silicone off the drain plugs asap...
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all its showing me is the mopar tow bar from november 09...

im going to look at the A-Arms and take all the trim off around it then next day its not raining...if i cant figure it out, ill bring it to dodge, ughh...

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wranglers are notorious for leaking, I had a 00' TJ that leaked sometimes from about the same place your describing, I just chalked it up to a Jeep a thing and went with it.

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