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Old 05-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Windshield leaking

The windshield on my CJ is leaking like a sieve every time it rains. I think it has shorted out my stereo. Anyway, the windshield that's in it looks fine, and the guy I bought it from gave me the new gasket he had bought for it. I think I should be able to do this myself. Any advice on things like the right caulking, 'make sure you do this,' etc? I don't wanna have to take it to a windshield replacement shop when a tube of caulk is less than ten bucks.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hate to tell you this but I'd be willing to bet you have rust problems in the windshield frame. This is a very common area for rust. I would look closely for rust in the bottom portion of the windshield frame once you remove the windshield itself. As far as the install process, I've never had to do one.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Also, fold your windshield down and make sure the large rubber gasket between the windshield frame and the body is intact. If its old or not seated correctly it will allow water to flow through it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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Yikes! Sounds like this is not going to be an easy fix. I noticed that there is some kind of sealant along the seam where the windshield frame meets the bucket. The problem with folding it down is that it has an after market hardtop on it. I hate breaking that seam when I know the water isn't coming from there. I'll ask the guy who sold me the Jeep if he took the windshield out when he was working on it. That would be an easier job than folding down the windshield, and we can try that first. Needs to be done anyway. If it doesn't work, then I guess I'll have to take to my mechanic and let him do it. He knows Jeeps. He's rebuilding a junker Jeep I sold him into a stump jumper for his wife. Thanks for the insight, guys. It's exactly what I came here for.
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