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Unread 11-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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Water leaking into TJ

My father has an '06 TJ sport. On his way to work today, he noticed the on the floorboard mat and carpet on the driver side was wet.

After closer inspection, we found the carpet almost soaked with water. After pulling the carpet up, there was a small puddle of water above the floor drain.
The carpet near the firewall is dry. But the carpet around the door is a little wet. We're assuming the driver side door seal is letting water in. We haven't found any other signs of leakage anywhere else.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Unread 11-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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I see you have a soft top. Check the door surround at the windshield. Mine was not seated properly and would let in water. Door seal is also a possibility as well as the header. Spray it down with water hose with someone sitting inside keeping an eye out for leaks.
One other possibility could be the drain in your cowl is clogged causing it to drain into the cab.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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I assume it rained the previous evening? Is it possible the door was left slightly ajar? I've had this happen rarely where the door was closed enough to latch, but not closed enough to seal. Get in the rig in the morning and wet feet.


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Unread 11-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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I had the same problem in my Tj, I would always find puddles on my floorboards, and I would always slam my door shut hard thinking it would be the door not properly closed, if you open the doors there's a plastic on door frame of jeep where it seals to door when closed, there's a foam in between the the plastic, what I did was run a bead of black silicone over top of the foam and plastic seam from top corner closest to windshield and most of the way down the inner door sile, I did this on both sides and it did the trick, however if your windshield frame is rotted it could be from that also, I'd suggest try that idea and see what it does worked great for mine. Good luck!
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Unread 11-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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First thing to do is check out the ton of water leak posts on this forum. Start getting familiar with the multitude of possible ways Jeeps can leak. Then systematically start checking your Jeep. There is no simple answer.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #6
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My father has an '06 TJ sport. On his way to work today, he noticed the on the floorboard mat and carpet on the driver side was wet.

After closer inspection, we found the carpet almost soaked with water. After pulling the carpet up, there was a small puddle of water above the floor drain.
The carpet near the firewall is dry. But the carpet around the door is a little wet. We're assuming the driver side door seal is letting water in. We haven't found any other signs of leakage anywhere else.

Has anyone else experienced this?
All the time. That's why I have no carpet or plugs in the floor board drain holes.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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I had that problem, even with a hard top and full doors. Replaced both door outer seals, the windshield-to-top seal and the windshield-to-cowl seal and the leak went away.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I'll definetely check the cowel.
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