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Big Whiskey 07-12-2012 05:33 PM

Leaking freedom top
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I am sure this has been addressed before, but I searched real quick and didn't see anything. My 07 JKU freedom top is leaking in the front center where the two top sections meet the front. More when i hit the brakes in the rain or if it is parked on a down slope Anyone had this same leak? How was it remedied? Here is a pic. U can see the drops of water if u look close.

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kjeeper10 07-12-2012 05:46 PM

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Did you install the panels correctly per instructions?

How does the seals look, missing/ripped/folded over ?

Anything blocking the rain channel in the header like spider eggs/mud/etc?

Try coating the seals with a product like 303, Sometimes that helps too.

Good luck

TopDwnWhlsUp 07-12-2012 06:11 PM


Try coating the seals with a product like 303, Sometimes that helps too.


This fixed mine my seals were just dirty

kjeeper10 07-12-2012 06:19 PM

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Mud? Just a guess :)

Jameson22 07-12-2012 06:25 PM

mine leaked one time in the same spot i just didnt have my panels sitting properly... when you set each side down in position pick it back straight up then set it straight back down to make sure it sits flat on the seals... mine hasnt leaked since

0lllllll0 07-12-2012 06:36 PM

My hardtop has leaked slightly since I bought it. Rubbing some silicone paste on the seals helps to some degree, but from what I understand leaks are relatively common issues, and hard to fix, even by the dealer (some dealer shops even make them worse). At first I was perturbed, but 9 months later and with the tops and doors totally off in this northeast heatwave it doesn't seem like such a problem. :)

TopDwnWhlsUp 07-12-2012 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Mud? Just a guess :)

Hahaha good guess

steve66 07-12-2012 06:47 PM

Mine leaked in the same spot from the day i bought it, i loosened the 2 screws, and no more leak, give that a try.

nwbronco 07-12-2012 06:52 PM

Also, make sure they are aligned at the header edge. They can be offset up to 1/4" and will leak. I proved this one to a friend with an '07.

bbtj 07-13-2012 07:34 AM

Big Whiskey 07-13-2012 09:06 AM

Thanks for all the help. I will try a few of these ideas and see what happens.

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