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Old 12-29-2015, 04:31 PM
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Unhappy Quarter Inch Rain On Driver Side

Good afternoon guys, I have a 2011 JK. This is my first issue with it getting wet inside. I live in North Oregon and it's been raining a lot lately. Anyways, the drive side mat started getting damp and I thought nothing of it, after about a week of heavy rain it started really pilling up, about a quarter inch rain on my driver side floor. I vacuumed it out, but within a day it was back to about a quarter inch. ON the driver side door it looks like it may be leaking from the top where the door meets the actual car when it's closed. Anyways, I know a lot of people have had leaking problems but has this happened to anyone? If so what steps did you take? Thank you in advance this is driving me crazy.

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You can try adjusting the doors.

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You can try adjusting the doors.
Would you be able to give me a walkthrough or somewhere I can get the information on how to do that?
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Good afternoon guys, I have a 2011 JK. This is my first issue with it getting wet inside. I live in North Oregon and it's been raining a lot lately. Anyways, the drive side mat started getting damp and I thought nothing of it, after about a week of heavy rain it started really pilling up, about a quarter inch rain on my driver side floor. I vacuumed it out, but within a day it was back to about a quarter inch. ON the driver side door it looks like it may be leaking from the top where the door meets the actual car when it's closed. Anyways, I know a lot of people have had leaking problems but has this happened to anyone? If so what steps did you take? Thank you in advance this is driving me crazy.
Good luck, I've been to the stealership, replaced my door surrounds, used weather stripping, went back to the stealership to exchange the door surrounds for more, used rustoleum flex seal, mine still leaks. Sometimes it doesn't and sometimes it does. Not sure whats causing it but it is definitely something coming in around the door. I just look at it as the jeep experience, but if Ken can show us how to adjust the door I'm game. I have not done that yet.
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you can try adjusting the striker. loosen the bolts and slide up or as needed
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This thread is super helpful, and how I helped resolve my similar issue:
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/jk...al-705042.html

Ultimately, for me, I had to fix the mucket seal on the driver's door and loosen the drivers-side Freedom top screw. So far so good.

I'm also in Oregon (Corvallis area) so I feel your pain with the volume/intensity of rain we've been getting!
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Same here its random like temp plays a part.

I havnt tried this yet.
Use a crayon or something that will wash away to mark the hinges. Draw a line across the top of the hinges. Now loosen the hex bolts and angle the door up 1/8 or so. Most leaks start at the window channel. Instead of draining down the door channels, the water comes in through the top where the channel ends and door seal starts.
Open the door when its raining out... The stream
Of water that soaks your pant leg. Same stream that enters the jeep.
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Piss poor design by jeep. I never had this issue with my TJ. The top and header channel are designed different. The top overlaps the header and water runs right off. With the JK, the header allows water to stream up and run down the door channel.
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Piss poor design by jeep. I never had this issue with my TJ. The top and header channel are designed different. The top overlaps the header and water runs right off. With the JK, the header allows water to stream up and run down the door channel.
I have heard the same things. Piss poor design. A couple guys with TJs and LJs I know have no leaks. One guy has had his soft top for almost 15 yrs and his is dry as a bone on the inside.
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What makes it worse is the dealership is clueless and have no idea how to fix it. They will trouble shoot, send you on your way and next time it rains it will leak again. How about this, a buddy of mine test drove a brand new 2015 in June. It had 9 miles on it. It had been raining for about 4 or 5 days. He said he climbed in, noticed it smelled kind of weird. He said he pulled the seat belt to hook it up and it was damp. The he said he started tapping the floor board and it was soaked with water. He said he looked at about 10 Jeeps that day and 3 had water I'm the floor board. He still bought one, but its not limited to any certain year or model. Just a piss poor design like Ken said
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Just bought a preowned 2014. After one week noticed water on the drivers side floor and door handgrip. Brought it to the dealer and told them I thought the door was out of alignment. Turned out to be a mucket something or whatever. They replaced it with new door seals and no more water problems.
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The mucket seal is foam based. When it starts to fail it collects water and turns into a waterall running down the inside edge of the door. making the door surround all but useless.

I had water running down the B pillar into both driver's side floorboards on our '13. Top has never been off. Took a hose to the top and noticed the water hitting some crud in the rubber gasket and going inside the b pillar, soaking the seatbelt at the take up reel and loading the floorboards. NW boy here, too. Had to wait for a dry day to pull the freedom panel and clean the rubber gasket.

Problem solved....for now.

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The mucket seal is foam based. When it starts to fail it collects water and turns into a waterall running down the inside edge of the door. making the door surround all but useless.

I had water running down the B pillar into both driver's side floorboards on our '13. Top has never been off. Took a hose to the top and noticed the water hitting some crud in the rubber gasket and going inside the b pillar, soaking the seatbelt at the take up reel and loading the floorboards. NW boy here, too. Had to wait for a dry day to pull the freedom panel and clean the rubber gasket.

Problem solved....for now.

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I'm trying that. That's exactly where mines coming in at
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My buddy who works at my dealership says they've had some success with those leaks where the B pillar meets the top/rear of the door. They cut a small hole and fish some foam up inside the weatherstripping with a wire and pack out that corner to bulk it up a bit. It puts a little more pressure there and helps seal it.
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Did you check the top/roof alignment, fit and locks? If it's lined up even a little bit off, or not locked down, it may not be obvious in terms of the doors closing, etc but may allow leaks.

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