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Old 11-28-2016, 01:49 PM
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Door Leak from Line-X

Hey Guys, I got my '15 JK 2 door line-xed a few months ago. I'm really enjoying the line-x, and even got my door sills and rails done so the hard top doesn't scratch it.

Unfortunately, I have a minor issue where during heavy rain, I get a fairly substantial leak in both of my doors at the same time. The water comes in to the jeep at the very bottom flat part of the door and leaks in to the tub. I have my plugs pulled, so it's not the end of the world, but I'd like to get it fixed.

I tracked the leak, and believe it's coming from the front side of the doors. I'm not sure exactly where water leaks in, but I know that it follows the door seal on the front side of the door, all the way to the bottom. I don't know 100% that it was directly caused by the line-x or something else. I switched from soft to hard top around the same time period. Has anyone else experienced this?

I've taken pictures of what my door jams look like right now. Anything look funky or obvious? I've checked the weatherseal around the door and it all seems fine.

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Path of leak: http://imgur.com/nKzRvvQ

any help or advice would be appreciated.

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I'm just going to stab at this, but I'm pretty sure the leak has nothing to do with the Linex and everything to do with the dreaded A pillar leak many of us have. Maybe you never had the leak before and it coincicentally started after the Linex, but I don't think they are related. Just a thought too, are you sure you didn't have the leak prior to the Linex? Many poeple have it and don't realize it until they feel the wet carpet.

To fix it try to get the doors re-aligned at the dealer and/or have them replace the seals and see if that works.

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I'm just going to stab at this, but I'm pretty sure the leak has nothing to do with the Linex and everything to do with the dreaded A pillar leak many of us have. Maybe you never had the leak before and it coincicentally started after the Linex, but I don't think they are related. Just a thought too, are you sure you didn't have the leak prior to the Linex? Many poeple have it and don't realize it until they feel the wet carpet.

To fix it try to get the doors re-aligned at the dealer and/or have them replace the seals and see if that works.
Thanks for the response. I'm not 100% convinced it's caused by the Line-X either, but I know my dealership will use it as a scapegoat. I'll talk to the dealership at my next oil change and see what they say. Is it possible for me to re-align my doors myself?
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Don't think it's the Line-X. But the process of them taking things apart and putting them back together again might have adjusted things just so that a leak started (or it was there all the time before like others stated).

The fix is fairly straightforward, here is how I fixed mine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStAlKjynNs
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^^^^^ Try this fix first, it may be the ticket. He has hit the problem area in his video with his solution so I am actually planning on trying this myself.

PS. @Anonymous Coward , can you grab a part # off the NAPA tape? Thanks!
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^^^^^ Try this fix first, it may be the ticket. He has hit the problem area in his video with his solution so I am actually planning on trying this myself.

PS. @Anonymous Coward , can you grab a part # off the NAPA tape? Thanks!

I was going to ask the same question

Thanks for the video @Anonymous Coward !! Much appreciated. Will report back.
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I will have to double check the part number when I get home. But I think that this is the stuff, at least it is very similar to what I have. I don't know why their listing says it is two-sided adhesive, mine is only adhesive on one side of the weatherstrip.

https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/BK_11140/BK_11140

They had this stuff in the store a few years ago, I did not order online. They had several different styles of foam weatherseal tape and I chose this one.

My suggestion is also that if placing the weatherseal tape on the gasket that fixed mine, doesn't stop your leak, don't stop there. Keep trying pieces of it around your door frame until you stop the leak. Then once you find the problem area, start trimming down the weatherseal tape until you get to the smallest amount of tape that will keep it from leaking.

As we know all Jeeps are different so if my problem spot wasn't the same as yours, don't give up. The weather seal tape is a good diagnostic tool to narrow down any leak.
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You would probably be able to find something very similar to this product at Autozone, Advance, WalMart, or any other auto parts place. It's just truck bed camper shell weatherseal tape. But the Napa stuff did the job for me.
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Thanks much, we appreciate the information @Anonymous Coward .
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You could adjust the hinges on the frame side. That's how I fixed my door issues.
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Don't think it's the Line-X. But the process of them taking things apart and putting them back together again might have adjusted things just so that a leak started (or it was there all the time before like others stated).

The fix is fairly straightforward, here is how I fixed mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LStAlKjynNs
Thanks!!! One of the few folks to offer a solution and not just add to the thread by saying "hey mine leaks too."

As for adjusting the door... My passenger side door gap is noticably too wide at the top front corner... I hesitate to have the dealer adjust it as I am worried the paint on the bolts/ hinges will crack and that the lack of paint under the hinge will show after the adjustment.
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As for adjusting the door... My passenger side door gap is noticably too wide at the top front corner... I hesitate to have the dealer adjust it as I am worried the paint on the bolts/ hinges will crack and that the lack of paint under the hinge will show after the adjustment.
It will, but the Mopar touch up paint covers it pretty well. The good thing is it's not in a noticeable spot.
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Hi all,

I fixed this successfully! i put some camper seal tape (not the NAPA one, got mine at home depot) right in that spot on both sides. I just spent 35 minutes in the rain on the way to work and have no leaks to speak of. I'll report back if there are any issues.

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I will have to double check the part number when I get home. But I think that this is the stuff, at least it is very similar to what I have. I don't know why their listing says it is two-sided adhesive, mine is only adhesive on one side of the weatherstrip.

https://www.napaonline.com/napa/en/p/BK_11140/BK_11140

They had this stuff in the store a few years ago, I did not order online. They had several different styles of foam weatherseal tape and I chose this one.

My suggestion is also that if placing the weatherseal tape on the gasket that fixed mine, doesn't stop your leak, don't stop there. Keep trying pieces of it around your door frame until you stop the leak. Then once you find the problem area, start trimming down the weatherseal tape until you get to the smallest amount of tape that will keep it from leaking.

As we know all Jeeps are different so if my problem spot wasn't the same as yours, don't give up. The weather seal tape is a good diagnostic tool to narrow down any leak.

Hey all, sorry to resurrect an old thread. I'm still having issues with this. The tape does appear to fix my leak, but after a couple days, the tape pulls up on the right side and water leaks under it. Has anyone who has done this fix experienced this? Almost as if the tape is not wide enough or not strong enough. I've tried 3 different brands of tape including the one you used.

I'm guessing I'm just missing something.

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We've had another vehicle bed line with another product but this could apply to your issues as well. the thing is, bed liners are often rough in texture or have a texture grain added to the spray. This textured grain if over sprayed would not allow door seals or seals to seat property, this is a sign of poor spraying by the company to did this for you. They should be aware that these seams and seals needed to make contact with a smooth surface in order to seal properly. I'm unaware of any sort of procedure that would need to be done as to allow or removed the over sprayed area other than having this chemically removed and or sanded down and repainted Not re-bed lined.

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