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Unread 11-20-2009, 06:42 AM   #1
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Condensation inside of jeep

The last two mornings I have went out to my jeep to find condensation inside the jeep. There is enough condensation that it puddles and dropped from the inside of the hard top. This is my first TJ with a hardtop.

Is this normal? My soft tops on previous jeeps have never done this.

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Unread 11-20-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Nope. You almost certainly have water under the carpet from offroad adventures, a leak somewhere, or a leaking heater core.

Lift the passenger side carpet and see how wet the insulating pad is.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 08:14 AM   #3
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X2 on water inside somewhere. How long have you had this jeep and hard top? Does it feel muggy when you get in, especially after being in the sun?
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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:07 AM   #4
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Mine did this for weeks after I got rained on with the top off. Put the hard top on and whamo, drops falling from the inside of the hardtop. Leave the windows cracked for a few days, run the heat, or put a fan on the carpet at night to dry it up.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:25 AM   #5
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Nope. You almost certainly have water under the carpet from offroad adventures, a leak somewhere, or a leaking heater core.
Add or a blocked A/C drain to that (even if you are not "using" AC - it comes on with defrost)
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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #6
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Yes that makes perfect sense. I have a leaky seal in the window. I have been trying to locate the exact source of the leak for quite some time. I have siliconed the outside of the windshield but it still leaks (drivers side top). I thought that my Husky Molded floor liners were catching all of it, but I guess not.

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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:59 AM   #7
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please do not put silicone on the windshield. windshields are glued in with urethane, silicone will not stop the leak, it may fix it for a while but the silicone will not bond with the urethane and it will start leaking again. you can pick up some urethane at your local glass shop, or just have them do it. I was born and raised in the glass business and we own several shops from Texas to Louisiana and I typically charge about $45 to find and seal leaks in the windshield.
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Unread 11-20-2009, 10:03 AM   #8
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OMG just say no to silicone!!! Please once you use silicone on something nothing else will ever stick to it again and it causes rust.
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