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post #1 of 2 Old 01-18-2010, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Water Leak (not the regular FRONT leak)

I put a 2002 (or 04?) hard-top on my 98 TJ. I am getting a ton of water on the pass. side right above the REAR wheel well. From what I can identify from the water-marks, the water eventually makes its way to the carpeting right under the middle hardtop bolt. And I see the water on the side-carpeting there, not just directly beneath the bolt. I see water beeding at various spots along that ledge on the body (the ledge which the hard-top sits on). I also see water dripping right past the tailgate gap on the body on the pass. side. The water accumulates all along the area on the pass side where the wheel well meets the vertical part of the body. Some of that water goes directly towards the driver's side and puddles on the rear bed. A LARGE amount of water ends up behind the pass front seat (where a rear pass. would put their feet if they were sitting on the pass side of the bench seat. The MOST amount of water, and I mean completely saturated, is that area to the right of the pass. side seat. The water seems to dam (*I can never spell that word) up there bc there the floor panel raises up there.

NOTE: This isn't a cowell problem, w/ water coming from the front of the vehicle (Already fixed that ).

If anyone has suggestions, please lemme know.

**My thoughts:

I replaced the lift-gate hinges on the hard-top, could I have mis-angled the glass so as to create an opening?

Do I have the hard-top bolts too tight which is making the hardtop bow somehow?

Is the hard-top missing some sort of material where it rests on the body?

Final Thought: I am screwed and just have to deal with mildew smell all summer...

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-18-2010, 06:05 AM
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There is another thread almost identical to this...I think you should take the top off and reapply the weather seal.
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