- - warped front bow?
08-03-2012 07:55 AM
warped front bow?
Anyone else have a 07 wrangler and ever heard of the front bow (where the top clamps down on the windshield) warping? I was told on the 07 that it was made of plastic and that mine was wrapped and needed to be replaced with a metal one? Sorry if this is a common thread. At work and can't search it right now.
08-03-2012 09:58 AM
I have the 07 and haven't heard or noticed that. Though come to think of it, i do notice that it is getting harder to latch on the passanger side. I assumed (and still hope) it was due to putting it up in a little colder weather.
08-03-2012 11:13 AM
Well, I was able to do a little more research, and apparently the 07 and 08 came with a plastic header bow and that the bow is known to warp. The guy who is repairing my other weather stripping problems was able to take a popsicle stick and stick it freely between the top and the windshield so I am sure it is. And I am sure that 100+ degree weather for almost a month straight now has not helped matters much. Oh well, I also read that the metal ones were suppose to limit some of the air notice on road so I guess we will see what happens. I will keep you posted.
08-04-2012 10:23 AM
I live on AZ so I get how the 100+ temps can do some damage. Thanks for the information. I'll will keep an eye on mine. Are you going to replace the top or just the bow? I guess my questions is... can you replace just the bow?
08-04-2012 05:49 PM
Yeah, just replaced the bow. Cost about $150. Also put on a foam kit at the top corner of the doors closet to the front. Had a huge storm here last night and fixed my water leak. That and I did notice a lot of the wind sound is gone.
08-05-2012 12:31 PM
The dealer replaced my 2008 plasic header for the metal one for free last year. Bring it back to the dealer and tell them there is a ( TSB #23-010-09 REV. "A") recall , and they should take care of you. It makes a big difference with the noise.
08-05-2012 02:13 PM
That would have been nice; unfortunately I called and the dealer said only if it was under warranty. AND Chrysler is one of the only car manufacturers that do not pass the warranty onto second owners.
08-05-2012 04:22 PM
Well...So much for plan "A". OK...,Let's go to plan "B" ....Go to the hardware store and pick up some good weather striping with a sticky side, and put it across the top of the header. Build it up as needed or spend the $150.00 to replace...OK....But, the header cost $150 and the dealer took all morning to install mine, I can't amagin the out the door total cost if you havn't got the warrenty.