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Rmadd 07-04-2013 11:16 AM

Tj hard top leaks
 
My hardtop leaks where the back glass meets the tailgate. Any suggestions on how to fix this would help because it's flooding in Florida right now.

RevCo666 07-04-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Rmadd (Post 3927270)
My hardtop leaks where the back glass meets the tailgate. Any suggestions on how to fix this would help because it's flooding in Florida right now.

Take a pic of the problem area, might be more helpful to see if there is anything missing ect.

My guess its normal. When I first got my jeep last summer, took it a car wash and it leaks behind there(tailgate meeting the glass.) So now I basically live with the problem. You might want to looking into replacing the rubber that meets in that section as a possible answer.

jasonduke5 07-04-2013 02:12 PM

My hard top leaks as well. All depends on how I park to where it leaks. My biggest leak is the corners of the glass. Where the glass seals to tub

Grizzly-Chris 07-04-2013 03:25 PM

Hiya Revco666 are you still leaking ?
Rmadd & Jasonduke5,
I had a similar problem so I glued a rubber strip on top of the current rubber strip at the bottom of the rear window glass, so when I now close the rear tailgate the rubber is thicker so its a tighter fit.
Now fully water tight.

Grizzly-Chris 07-04-2013 03:27 PM

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Found a picture

chevymad 07-04-2013 03:42 PM

Mine leaked there until I moved the spare to the bumper. The weight of the spare was pulling the gate out at the top. This was with the stock 31" goodyears.

RevCo666 07-04-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Grizzly-Chris (Post 3927822)
Hiya Revco666 are you still leaking ?
Rmadd & Jasonduke5,
I had a similar problem so I glued a rubber strip on top of the current rubber strip at the bottom of the rear window glass, so when I now close the rear tailgate the rubber is thicker so its a tighter fit.
Now fully water tight.

I wouldn't say constant leaks, just when I wash my jeep(more so when I go thru the car wash vs at home). Regular rain doesn't seem to effect me as much(that I noticed).

But I would agree 100% on the rubber stripping, that what the OP needs to look at abit more closely. Like I said, take a picture and we'll be able to confirm that's the issue or not.

Rmadd 07-04-2013 10:05 PM

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You can see where it's leaking, and it's right below a weird black strip on the tailgate.

RevCo666 07-04-2013 10:07 PM

Try adding some rubber strips along the tailgate edge at the top. That might help seal it up better...?

Rmadd 07-04-2013 10:24 PM

Does anyone else have that strip?

RevCo666 07-04-2013 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Rmadd (Post 3928660)
Does anyone else have that strip?

I think I do, I'll check in the morning for ya and take a pic to compare.

adamfitz 07-04-2013 10:42 PM

Sorta on another note would anyone know why water would pool in the front with that on too...

Grizzly-Chris 07-05-2013 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by adamfitz (Post 3928697)
Sorta on another note would anyone know why water would pool in the front with that on too...

Do you mean you've got a pool of water in the front floor area. With what on? The small rubber strip ?

adamfitz 07-05-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Grizzly-Chris (Post 3929354)

Do you mean you've got a pool of water in the front floor area. With what on? The small rubber strip ?

Yah like the floorboard had a pool of water and the hard top on

Grizzly-Chris 07-05-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by adamfitz (Post 3929614)
Yah like the floorboard had a pool of water and the hard top on

Had the same problem, front drivers floorboard used to be flooded when it had been raining.
Checked everything at the front drain pipes, air cowl, door seals, all were water tight.
Turned out it was coming in through the back were the rear window meets the tub.
Get someone to use a hose on the back of your jeep with you inside on the back seat and you will see it coming in, thats if it is coming in from the back. Dont forget to look under the carpets including the carpet above the rear wheel arch.

dirtYJ 08-29-2013 03:22 PM

damn, i have the same problem, has anyone found weather stripping that fits? or figured out the best solution yet?

Abnmarine 08-30-2013 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Grizzly-Chris (Post 3927828)
Found a picture

Why isn't the seam of the tailgate gapped level with the body? That's why it's leaking.

I rubi 08-30-2013 06:46 AM

https://pacificwindshielddist.c8.hos...u=PWDL%20TM119. Bought this and took it local glass shop and replaced it. Stopped my rear window leak

Grizzly-Chris 08-31-2013 04:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Abnmarine (Post 4137081)
Why isn't the seam of the tailgate gapped level with the body? That's why it's leaking.

I see what your saying Abnmarine but in my case the leak wasn't coming in there but due to the extra sealant I'd used elsewhere it sometimes caused the rear lift glass to pop out over the tailgate.
The extra rubber strip was originally fitted to hold the glass in place, as I sorted 1 issue it caused another, but for the moment she's water tight.
I do intend on giving the hardtop a refit, with a paint job and new seals once I've sorted a few over problems.

xDasGooN 09-26-2013 09:45 AM

I have a similar leak but not in the middle the water pools on either side of the trunk up by the top of the wheel though. i found a little gap on both sides could it be because i don't have the right seal? my hardtop and softtop have the same problem any thoughts?


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