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Old 03-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Water under right side carpet?

Where would it be coming from? Removed the hard top last week and was just about to take car thru car wash and when I happened to check right side carpet it was damp. When I lifted up carpet it was dripping wet. Left Sid is bone dry. Any ideas. I see no visible leaks. Top looks airtight.

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Old 03-12-2011, 03:25 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing. I took out the carpet on that side for a while and determined that when it rains, some water somehow channels down the door and comes in at the bottom of the door. I'm pondering weatherstripping possibilities. Once it comes in the door, it follows gravity and diffuses through the carpet under the slush mat.

So, my two cents would be to take out the carpet and then take a good look at the area after driving in the rain a few times. You'll spot it eventually.

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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It could also be your drain plugs they are plastic so they can't seal as well as a boat drain plug would and they can leak a little. If it is that and you never use them you can glue them in or use silicone caulk
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The JK/JKU "Watertight" gasket system is the most complex I've ever seen-

Don't believeit when I say "Complex"-just look at the upper door corners--the "T" top seals are "formed" with protrusions and gulleys--the door seals are "formed" with ridges and overbearing foam points--

If any of these aren't in pressing contact--BINGO-water redirects inside the door edges and runs down "INSIDE" instead of outside-

Take a look at the hardtop rear window seal-looks like a gasket designed for the space shuttle--look what happened to that one !!

A lot of time by moving the TOP front door hinges in 1/8" can alleviate whistling and water leak-sometimes not !!

As mentioned the drain plugs--aren't the best, but if you just removem-water will splash/seep UP from underneath and you'll get the "Wet carpet" syndrom !

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Keep yer powder dry !

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Old 03-13-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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I had dampness on my passenger side to and it turns out that the ac line has a draining hose thats to short and drains down the firewall underneath the carpet there is a TSB somewhere on line good luck
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From day one, my 08 JKU front passenger footwell would be full of water after it rained. Under warrenty, the dealer replaced the OEM Right Front Door Seal PN: 55395274AE with PN: 55395274AL. I know the letter coding is an updated version of a part; they just told me it was a thicker door seal. Solved my problem though.

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