Bought a 2007 4-door with the Freedom 3-piece hardtop last November. Being in Maine where we still have snow on the ground and it was 20 degrees last night, I have not had the top off yet. I know, it's a Jeep, so what if it leaks? Frankly, if it can be fixed, I'd rather it didn't leak. I'm probably not alone in thinking that at least a few people would prefer a non-leaking vehicle for their money. I have read several "roof leaks" threads. I haven't seen anyone come up with a solid solution. From what I've read in my limited time here, there are a lot of "creative geniuses" out there in the JWF world. How about we take this one on?
Here's the deal. It leaks in 2 places:
1) It has leaked 3 times above the windshield in the middle, where the front tops sections meet. It leaks onto the flat spot on top of the dashboard...no more than 6-8 drops ever. It only seems to leak in the monrning after it's been parked with the front downhill slightly, after a rain. Melting snow has had no effect. 3 times in 5 months isn't all that bad, but still...what if it gets worse? The dealer says that the leak can be remedied (didn't explain how), but the fix causes wind noise. Yuck. Rather have a leak. Any suggestions?
2) The rear window seal leaks from the top seal, and drips down onto the window inside the vehicle, and the interior of the rear door panel. Not a big deal, but it does mix with fine road grit and makes a mess that Ive cleaned up twice with a paper towel and windex. Would silicone, or something else improve the seal withour causing other issues? Any ideas?