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Unread 01-06-2014, 09:38 AM   #1
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77cj7 water leaks

77 cj7 with hardtop. i have been tracking down water leaks. there are 2 main leaks down the lower corners of the windshield rubber seal on both the left drivers side and passengers side.

that water then dribbles down to the floor panel.

i had an old windshield seal and it leaked at same place, and i had to replace my windshield with new gasket and it still leaks at same place.

it seems that the water is coming from inside the gasket seal where windshield glass is.

does anyone else have this problem?

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Unread 01-06-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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....does anyone else have this problem?
Everyone who owns a CJ has dealt with leaks from those areas.

A CJ can be made leak-free, but it takes persistence. Silicone is your friend.

Good luck,

Matt
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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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So it actually leaks from the glass to rubber seal?
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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:43 AM   #4
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when i sit in drivers seat, i can see a trail of water going from bottom of windshield gasket at lower right corner. it then trickles down dashboard plate above parking brake release lever and then to floor. it is same thing on passenger side.

i can see wetness between windshield glass and seal at this corner.

i assume water is getting in seal where glass sits and overfills at bottom and then spills over.

i tried weatherproofing the glass to gasket on outside, but i guess i was not successful.

i assume some clear silicone needs to be applied between glass and gasket on outside to make it weather proof.
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Unread 01-06-2014, 10:48 AM   #5
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In the perfect world, new gasket, professionally installed glass, no extra stuff needed , but desperate problems need drastic measures. My PO did that and it left a milky film around the glass but it doesn't leak .
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