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post #1 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery water leaking into Jeep

It rained a couple of times this week and i just noticed the other day that the passenger side floor was soaked. There was a good amount of water under the carpets, and some rust forming under it, but i cant find where its coming from. There is no line of rust coming down the door that i can see, no water marks on any of the rubber or plastic of the heater vent. Its like the water is dropping straight down. I have a hardtop on it and it is just the passenger side floor that is getting wet, no seat, not dash. Does anyone know where this might be coming from? I dont want to have to suck the water out of my wrangler every other day.

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post #2 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 03:20 PM
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I'm running hard top and full steel doors (for now, 'bout time to go topless) and had the same issue. A light sprinkle/drizzle wasn't a problem, only if it rained solid for more than a couple hours or overnight, my husky liners would fill up. Tried a few things I came across on the site, i.e. spraying the windshield seal, down the vent with the vent open/on, etc. etc... couldn't get anything to leak anywhere. Firewall wasn't damp, nothing behind the dash or carpet.

I ended up running Jeep through an automated car wash to find it. Turns out it was the upper door seals leaking ever-so-slightly just enough to trickle between the door windshield frame, drip off the door at the very bottom and into the floor. From there I repaired the seals and no more leaks.

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post #3 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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its amazing how such a little trickle can pile up if given enough time. I might have to try running it through a car wash. I almost convinced myself to sit in the car as it rained last night, but then i lost the will to move lol.
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post #4 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 07:28 PM
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Check the hood cowl drain tube. Probably clogged.
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post #5 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 07:28 PM
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There's a drain rubber hose coming from the hood vent. Check to see if it's obstructed. Ull have to pop the hood and look for it hunder the vent near the firewall. Mine was shut. I cut its end open with a knife. Worked like a charm.

PS: my water was comin on the driver side tho... but it doesnt hurt to check.
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post #6 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 07:42 PM
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It rained a couple of times this week and i just noticed the other day that the passenger side floor was soaked. There was a good amount of water under the carpets, and some rust forming under it, but i cant find where its coming from. There is no line of rust coming down the door that i can see, no water marks on any of the rubber or plastic of the heater vent. Its like the water is dropping straight down. I have a hardtop on it and it is just the passenger side floor that is getting wet, no seat, not dash. Does anyone know where this might be coming from? I dont want to have to suck the water out of my wrangler every other day.
Check the horizontal body seam on the passenger side.
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post #7 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 07:58 PM
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post #8 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Looks like i have a busy day of testing and trying things out tomorrow. If you have any more suggestions, for God's sake, Keep Em Coming!!
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post #9 of 24 Old 04-16-2012, 10:23 PM
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with this it took me about 5 minutes to fix my leak about 6 months ago

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post #10 of 24 Old 05-09-2012, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Okay an update. I did everything in that thread above, and we could not find any water dripping in. Yet when it rains, this thing just sucks in water. its definitely not the hood cower, that works just fine. And the seals seem to be nice and tight, so i dont know what the deal is.
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post #11 of 24 Old 05-10-2012, 04:59 AM
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The cowel seal between windshield frame and tub needed to be replaced on my jeep to solve this. Also, I used to have a soft top and when switching back to hard top water would enter the windshield channel through the softie screw holes along the top of the windshield frame. This caused the windshield frame to rot out on the passenger bottom corner to the point water would run into the windshield frame and down and out over the old cowl seal into the cab. Took me months to figure it out. Replacement of my windshield frame and plugging screw holes with silicone and replacing the cowl seal means I can drive through a tropical storm here in Florida and not ruin my radio or full up my passenger floorboard with water.
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post #12 of 24 Old 05-10-2012, 11:55 AM
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hell i was thinkin the easiest fix is to go to DMV and order personnal plate SNKN SHP

sinkin ship....
its a jeep, itll dry out...
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post #13 of 24 Old 05-10-2012, 12:01 PM
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I had the same problem, passenger floor only. Same as Apollo I replaced the cowl rubber between the windshield frame and tub and it fixed it. That was several years ago and it's been fine since.

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post #14 of 24 Old 05-10-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Is the cowel rubber that thin flappy strip of rubber or what is under it?
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post #15 of 24 Old 05-10-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ignore the question above lol
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