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09-29-2013 08:05 PM
Charley24 Heavy rain for 3 hours yesterday. No leaks!! I finally got it all taken care of.
08-01-2013 10:31 AM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by cocodog View Post
Thanks for all the information Charley 24.
I have the same problem but I have a Hardtop. I replaced the Cowl Seal, and since my Jeep is white I siliconed the seal in front of windshield frame and body panels. I have fairly new full doors and seals. Looks like air vent box is allowing water to leak down inside firewall to floor pannels on both sides. My floor has the bedlinner materail on it so I don't see any signs of rust. I can't find any leaks around windshield on the in or outside. I will check hinges and bolts.

Regards,
The air box will leak through the screws that attach it to the cowl. Silicone each one or better yet silicone completely around the louvered screen.
07-31-2013 09:18 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post
Update.......we have had lots of rain this July and so far no more leaks!!!!
Praise the jeep god lol amen hehehe
07-31-2013 09:01 PM
cocodog
Water in floor pans

Thanks for all the information Charley 24.
I have the same problem but I have a Hardtop. I replaced the Cowl Seal, and since my Jeep is white I siliconed the seal in front of windshield frame and body panels. I have fairly new full doors and seals. Looks like air vent box is allowing water to leak down inside firewall to floor pannels on both sides. My floor has the bedlinner materail on it so I don't see any signs of rust. I can't find any leaks around windshield on the in or outside. I will check hinges and bolts.

Regards,
07-31-2013 06:58 PM
Charley24 Update.......we have had lots of rain this July and so far no more leaks!!!!
06-08-2013 12:07 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post
Well I just got my cab cover, unfortunately I cant use it yet because my jeep is going in for a steering gear box repair next week and I haven't switched my hard top to soft yet but plan on it next weekend coming. What I can tell you is the material on the inside is soft cotton so no paint scratching and the outside seems very tough and thick enough to handle a hard rain (BASED on my visual inspection atm). I did try to put it over the hard top and it didn't fit right for obvious reasons but definately something to look into for those who are getting wet inside at a stand still.
Thanks Revco. I've been in a few showers the previous 2 weeks and didn't have any leaks. Top is down now so iI'm not driving in rain anyway. Keep us posted!
06-07-2013 10:54 AM
RevCo666 Well I just got my cab cover, unfortunately I cant use it yet because my jeep is going in for a steering gear box repair next week and I haven't switched my hard top to soft yet but plan on it next weekend coming. What I can tell you is the material on the inside is soft cotton so no paint scratching and the outside seems very tough and thick enough to handle a hard rain (BASED on my visual inspection atm). I did try to put it over the hard top and it didn't fit right for obvious reasons but definately something to look into for those who are getting wet inside at a stand still.
05-26-2013 05:56 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post
Revco666, Let us know if you can use it over your soft top.
NP, definately will post here. From the information I reviewed I think it does. But some like Pavement End canopy versions or Rain Gear covers(two different versions) don't and the soft top MUST be folded down. Yeah I had to be careful when I was searching not to get the wrong one.
05-26-2013 04:27 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post

Scrap that idea. The tarp I picked up has a disclaimer on it that says NOT to use on automotive paint Returned that tarp since I didn't cut it yet and bought the Rampage 1161 cab cover for 115$CAN via ebay (open box sale). the item was 65$ and 50$ for shipping. That was the cheapest deal I could find... The joys of living too far up north!
Revco666, Let us know if you can use it over your soft top.
05-25-2013 09:35 PM
RevCo666
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I'm in the process of creating a custom one atm. I'll be using it with my softop once i switch from hard to soft weather pending since its our temp has been alot of rain and averaging 13 Celsius.
Scrap that idea. The tarp I picked up has a disclaimer on it that says NOT to use on automotive paint Returned that tarp since I didn't cut it yet and bought the Rampage 1161 cab cover for 115$CAN via ebay (open box sale). the item was 65$ and 50$ for shipping. That was the cheapest deal I could find... The joys of living too far up north!
05-25-2013 09:14 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by ChicoJeepy View Post
I have a question, what is the purpose of the cowl vent?
It's the vent that allows air into the cab when you open it, run the heater or a/c.
05-25-2013 07:42 PM
ChicoJeepy I have a question, what is the purpose of the cowl vent?
05-23-2013 08:17 PM
ChicoJeepy Attachment 252868

That right there is a "Made in China" cowl seal. Top of the line!
05-23-2013 05:50 PM
Charley24 We had a light rain most of the afternoon and I didn't have any leaks when I got in after work. I found one place on the windshield frame yesterday that could have been a leak source. Either I have finally sealed it up, or it only leaks when there is a hard rain. Either way, better than it was.
05-22-2013 12:04 AM
ChicoJeepy My Jeep leaks! That cowl seal is shot and I bet that I'm going to use a ton of silicone for other leaks ._. Wish me luck!
05-21-2013 09:17 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post
Not a bad idea. It is driving me nuts, and I know it is something obvious right in front of my eyes. The problem with a can cover is it won't go on over a soft top will it?
I'm in the process of creating a custom one atm. I'll be using it with my softop once i switch from hard to soft weather pending since its our temp has been alot of rain and averaging 13 Celsius.
05-21-2013 08:34 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by RevCo666 View Post

So when its not moving, you accumulate water? Invest in a cab cover for now because this issue is gonna drive you nuts man. Maybe replacing the entire windshield frame or take it right off and visually inspecting it may provide a clue? But seriously, look into a cover for the time being.
Not a bad idea. It is driving me nuts, and I know it is something obvious right in front of my eyes. The problem with a can cover is it won't go on over a soft top will it?
05-21-2013 08:31 PM
fire66dave Saran Wrap!!!! GENIUS!! ;-)

I'm still digging as well bro.
05-21-2013 07:34 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post
Just had the Jeep in the parking lot at work for 4 hours in pouring rain. Rained about 4 inches, had 3" in the Jeep!!!! It's getting a little ridiculous! Still coming in somewhere in the windshield frame. Is it possible to Saran Wrap your entire Jeep?
So when its not moving, you accumulate water? Invest in a cab cover for now because this issue is gonna drive you nuts man. Maybe replacing the entire windshield frame or take it right off and visually inspecting it may provide a clue? But seriously, look into a cover for the time being.
05-21-2013 05:40 PM
Charley24
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Okay, so we just had about an inch or more of rain in the last 2 hours. I put the Jeep outside when it started. Went back out a minute ago and there wasn't any water on the floorboard. I backed it down the drive and turned so the passenger side dash was lower than the driver side. About 3 or 4 ounces drained out from behind the dash down the outside of the speaker on the passenger side. A whole lot of improvement, but not perfect. I know I can't expect perfection, but I'm still working at it!!
Just had the Jeep in the parking lot at work for 4 hours in pouring rain. Rained about 4 inches, had 3" in the Jeep!!!! It's getting a little ridiculous! Still coming in somewhere in the windshield frame. Is it possible to Saran Wrap your entire Jeep?
05-15-2013 08:03 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by fire66dave View Post
We are getting some rain, so I'll be watching where to look next. I'll be checking that out!! Thanks!
Okay, so we just had about an inch or more of rain in the last 2 hours. I put the Jeep outside when it started. Went back out a minute ago and there wasn't any water on the floorboard. I backed it down the drive and turned so the passenger side dash was lower than the driver side. About 3 or 4 ounces drained out from behind the dash down the outside of the speaker on the passenger side. A whole lot of improvement, but not perfect. I know I can't expect perfection, but I'm still working at it!!
05-06-2013 09:44 AM
fire66dave We are getting some rain, so I'll be watching where to look next. I'll be checking that out!! Thanks!
05-05-2013 05:24 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post
Very small leak from behind the inner windshield bracket on the passenger side. Must be a small leak somewhere into the windshield frame. I've made huge progress though!!!
Cool man...
05-05-2013 05:21 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by Charley24 View Post

Not enough rain to tell yet. Maybe overnight.......
Very small leak from behind the inner windshield bracket on the passenger side. Must be a small leak somewhere into the windshield frame. I've made huge progress though!!!
05-02-2013 08:40 PM
Charley24
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Originally Posted by fire66dave View Post
Make sure you post the results!!! I'll be lookin!!
Not enough rain to tell yet. Maybe overnight.......
05-02-2013 11:54 AM
fire66dave Make sure you post the results!!! I'll be lookin!!
05-01-2013 09:11 PM
Charley24 Couldn't get it to leak using the water hose today. Big rain coming tomorrow so we will see.
04-30-2013 01:13 PM
fire66dave OH! And my radio has been all messed up, a weirdest short has appeared... So much fun with the rain!
04-30-2013 12:55 PM
fire66dave I'm a new member and a new Jeep owner... My 92 YJ leaks like a sieve and I'm going to be tackling it this summer. I sealed the windshield successfully, but that wasn't the answer. I appreciate all you've documented, I will be using it!
04-29-2013 08:41 PM
Natdog A while back i had mentioned that i siliconed the seam under the windshield. It hasnt rained in a while well a good amount anyways. Today it rained on me today while i was on my way back from an apointment. The pic is of what i was drivin in to. It was horrible, rain, hail, and few tornados spotted east of use. I didnt leak on me not a drop. I hav water commin in but its cuz i havnt installed my hard top windshield seal.
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