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Old 12-23-2015, 04:47 PM
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Leaking Premium Soft Top

Found a puddle of water on passengers floor mat.

Coming from the corner of front windshield and door.

Anyone have this issue? Is there new gaskets I can buy?

I included some pics, but will have more tomorrow when rain stops.


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Old 12-24-2015, 07:31 AM   #2
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I had a similar issue but on the driver's side. Water was landing on door handle and then dribbling down the side panel. Also had a leak behind the driver seat hitting the ledge by the front of the side window. This was before I ever lowered the soft top. After I lowered it and raised the top a few times in the spring, the leak behind the driver seat went away and the leak on the handle was not as pronounced, but still there. I stuffed some weather stripping between the door gasket and metal window frame just as it started to bend down in the front corner of the window frame. This fixed the problem for a short while, but it came back. The weather stripping had compressed. I replaced with this:

5 inches of 1/2 inch surgical rubber tubing
Inset a 5 inch piece of #12 copper wire
Fold in half
Wrap with string to form round

I then bent it to the shape of the bend of the window frame corner and stuffed it between the gasket and frame. Problem went away and has been fine since the spring. Could have taken it to the dealer, but I read about how others made many trips and still had issues. Plus I like to fix things

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Old 12-24-2015, 07:36 AM   #3
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Well they have been making Wranglers for almost a century, eventually they will get it right, until then "Its just a Jeep thing" will have to do
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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Does the door fit flush to the quarter panel? If the door sticks out further than the quarter, adjusting the striker inward on the door jam will pull the door flush and tighter to the seals.
I had to do this to my passenger door.
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:52 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by DrSaw View Post
Found a puddle of water on passengers floor mat.

Coming from the corner of front windshield and door.

Anyone have this issue?

This seems to be quite common. My Jeep has done this since new. Before you go nuts, make sure the so-called "mucket" isn't folded under, since that will absolutely cause this and is an easy fix. This is the thin rubber "cup" that the door surrounds mate with.

Otherwise it's probably front door edge alignment. Hard to say if you can fix it without creating another leak somewhere else. My leak is mostly gone so I am not messing with it but I can easily tell that the door hinges need adjustment on my Jeep.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:15 AM   #6
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Mine was doing the same thing. Also leaking down the B pillar into the back footwell.

My driveway is fairly steep and I had it parked facing uphill. I turned it around and it does not leak now. I guess it's just the angle of things. We had almost 1.5 inches of rain the other day and it's dry as can be.
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:09 PM
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All of the above comments make sense! I noticed when parked uphill it leaked, but downhill it didn't - Which goes against what I think would make it leak.

Also, I have been taking the doors off a lot, and never thought about if I messed up alignment.


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