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rd-wrangler 06-20-2013 11:30 AM

This means my cowl seal is bad?
 
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Starts leaking through here during raining or splashes from running through puddles.

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crabman141 06-20-2013 11:43 AM

I would think so. Is it leaking anywhere else ?

rd-wrangler 06-20-2013 12:05 PM

Nope nowhere else from there. i have leaks coming from both doors, making puddles on my floor pans. could that be related to this leak?

Redrider94 06-20-2013 12:26 PM

The cowl seal is under the bottom of the windshield frame, what you are showing is the windshield gasket. Is the water coming in on the top of the gasket or under the gasket?

rd-wrangler 06-20-2013 12:51 PM

i am guessing from the bottom

Scott-CJ8 06-20-2013 01:14 PM

If it's just the windshield gasket and you can find where it's coming in, a simple fix is black silicone sealant. If the gasket is bad (dry rotted or split) you may have to replace it, which means popping out the windshield. But I'd try some silicone first ... if done right, won't even be noticeable.

rd-wrangler 07-01-2013 10:47 AM

now it is leaking in the same spot on the drivers side...

Fabrokoner 07-01-2013 12:27 PM

Looks like the gasket and not the cowl to me. Mine leaks in the same spot. I have some rot on the windshield frame so the gasket isn't making a seal there. Water gets in and makes the rot worse and leaks down my dash and speakers.

A problem that gets worse everyday. Quadratech sells all of the stuff needed to fix, but as Scott - CJ8 said, try the black sealant first.

rd-wrangler 07-01-2013 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Fabrokoner (Post 3916657)
Looks like the gasket and not the cowl to me. Mine leaks in the same spot. I have some rot on the windshield frame so the gasket isn't making a seal there. Water gets in and makes the rot worse and leaks down my dash and speakers.

A problem that gets worse everyday. Quadratech sells all of the stuff needed to fix, but as Scott - CJ8 said, try the black sealant first.

Yeah that is exactly what happens. I guess a run some rubber sealant around the whole windshield and see what happens.

reno92 07-01-2013 04:45 PM

If it's a soft top, the water could be coming in from the top of the windshield bracket that the top slides into. The screws that hold the bracket to the frame need to be sealed (I sealed the whole bracket with sealant). The water then runs down the inside of the winshield frame and leaks out at the bottom.

kik 07-01-2013 05:58 PM

My YJ leaks in the same place. I just used black sealant. It also leaks from other areas but a slush mat catches it.

YJ Nate 07-02-2013 07:51 PM

Yea, that looks like the windshield seal.

Your cowl seal is probably also bad, you just dont know it yet. ;)

rd-wrangler 07-28-2013 06:23 PM

Sealed around the outside of windshield where I have some rust issues thinking that is where the leak might be coming in but nooooo I'm still leaking in the same spots. I'm about to use rubber sealant on the inside where it is leaking.

petercass88 07-28-2013 08:34 PM

sealing the inside might not be a good idea. You might start trapping water in the frame which will become a ticking rust time bomb.

rd-wrangler 01-29-2014 08:36 AM

bringing my thread alive...

just got a nice crack in my windshield so i bought a new windshield frame and windshield glass with new cowl seal as well. im going to replace everything soon.

i am probably going to bring the new frame/glass to a professional to put together. how hard it is to swap windshield frames? also what is a good primer and paint option?


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