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post #1 of 23 Old 05-16-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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So my drivers side carpet is soaked its been raining for two days and havnt drove it any where and cannot find where the waters coming from. Anyone else have this problem?

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post #2 of 23 Old 05-16-2011, 06:17 PM
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Check your door surrounds or rubber seal, whatever it's called. I also heard that the area under your windshield if the drains get clogged it fills up with water and can leak. Someone can help with the name...
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Thanks ill check those tomorrow if it stops raining
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post #4 of 23 Old 05-17-2011, 06:38 PM
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Update yet?
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post #5 of 23 Old 05-17-2011, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Nope still pouring out maybe tomorrow. I hate not having a garage
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post #6 of 23 Old 05-17-2011, 07:40 PM
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Hopefully you got a tarp on it.
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post #7 of 23 Old 06-03-2013, 04:11 PM
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I have this same problem. This sucks!! This is rain water problem drivers side sometimes an inch laying on my floor mats n in carpet every time it pours. ( NOT THE AC DRAIN PROBLEM )

So how do I fix this? I read other post about the sunroof tubes but looked behind plastic A columns saw nothing.. I can never see any water dripping anywhere. I did see a couple water bubbles on the boot at steering column but not enough for all water I'm getting. How do I fix this before I'm Flint stoning my *** places. LOL

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post #8 of 23 Old 06-05-2013, 01:09 PM
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I have this same problem. This sucks!! This is rain water problem drivers side sometimes an inch laying on my floor mats n in carpet every time it pours. ( NOT THE AC DRAIN PROBLEM )

So how do I fix this? I read other post about the sunroof tubes but looked behind plastic A columns saw nothing.. I can never see any water dripping anywhere. I did see a couple water bubbles on the boot at steering column but not enough for all water I'm getting. How do I fix this before I'm Flint stoning my *** places. LOL
I had the same issue, if you look on the sides just between/underneath the windshield cowl and the edge of your hood there is probably some dried up sealant there. Scrape it out and clean well and apply more sealant. I used rtv because I had it laying around, no more leaks. It's a little easier to get to if you pop your hood but I was able to do it without removing the cowl.
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post #9 of 23 Old 06-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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Thx I'll check it out.

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post #10 of 23 Old 06-05-2013, 09:44 PM
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Yeah, check the seams. Not a common problem but it happens.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/u...g-now-1486548/
Might have to pull the dash and soak it with a hose. Sucks, but in the end it's worth it I guess.

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post #11 of 23 Old 06-06-2013, 12:18 AM
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Yep, sounds like a door seal issue.
Dont laugh, but once I was on vacation and the dreaded AC drain clogged while I was on Padre Island at the beach. Had an inch of water on the floor. Stopped at a boat dealer at Port Aransas, borrowed a cordless drill and drilled two 1/4" holes in the passenger floorboard, right thru the carpet so it would drain ! My lady friend was thrilled that the water drained out.

Got back home and filled them with silicone.
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post #12 of 23 Old 06-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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I have a soggy driver's side wet carpet as well. I'm replacing all the door seals on door and Jeep to hopefully fix the problem. I can actually see the water/rust stains on the area of the side of the dash when the door closes and rest next to it. It's not crazy, but enough to get wet over time. I hate the wet dog smell when I get in it. To assist in drying, let the Jeep run, put the A/C on high, but turn it to heat. It'll help pull the moisture out so you don't get mold/mildew.

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post #13 of 23 Old 10-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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I fixed the windshield but still getting water. It's coming in at top either the screws in roof rack or sunroof tubes clogged. I'm going to seal the screws tomorrow (what should I use to seal screws?) Can somebody tell me how to find the sunroof drains? Or better yet show me a picture where they end so I can blow air through them. Thanks

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post #14 of 23 Old 10-15-2013, 02:53 PM
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OK did little more research n found this pic of where drain tubes are at. I hope he doesn't mind me reposting this here. The funny thing is, this is exactly where the water is coming in on my floor. In the front driver side. I can watch the water pool at that spot so guess it is the drains. Is shooting air up there the best way to unclog them or should I try weed eater trimmer line? I guess I have to open sunroof to blow it out right? Rather not you never know if they will close again at this age.

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post #15 of 23 Old 10-15-2013, 02:57 PM
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Pic wont post??

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