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Unread 04-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
CMcKillen
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Damp carpet without rain, help!

I just bought my first Jeep in mid December 2012; I noticed that the carpeting was damp on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle but attributed to the snow. I gave it time and all the snow has melted and my area has had a dry spell (about a week and a half). I checked today and my carpets are still wet (border-line soaked). What should I look for that could be causing this/ a solution. I'm just paranoid that the constant dampness is going to rust-out my bottom prematurely.

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Unread 04-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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The mildew would be a bigger concern. Find the leak then work on fixing it. Have someone else spray with a hose while your inside looking and feeling for the leak. If you don't have access to a hose go to a manual car wash. Probably a damaged seal on the hard top panels.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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I was thinking AC condenser but seeing as you are in NY at this time of the year, I guess no?
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #4
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Possible if he's running the AC compressor with the heater to defrost the windows from all the moisture.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Mine are damp also. Thought they got wet and the rubber floormats keep it soaked. Lifted the carpet and the white pad holds the moisture the most. Going to let it stay up for a week and check to see if it drys up some.

Did see it rain a few weeks ago when I had the hardtop on, and see it dripping from the forward top corner of the passenger door. Rain was blowing from that direction.

Thinking about rino-lining it, like some of the others have done.
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Unread 04-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #6
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Jeep are water tight like the 50 year old aluminum boat.

Mine leaks. I've given up. I put truck bed liner and ripped out carpet. Look around the corners near the front mostly comes in around the very top left of door. On passenger right top corner. Also look around B pillar if soft top. Rear tailgate soft top or hard top. Also with soft top you'll get water come through the Velcro at top of side window. Hard top where the front panels meet the rear along the seam.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 07:38 AM   #7
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I keep a spray bottle of mold/mildew preventer handy and spray the carpet and seats down often. I also run with all drain plugs removed and doorless often so the moisture doesn't bother me. No mold or mildew.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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................Depends...........................

Sorry that isn't very helpful. You could try running a dehumidifier inside or leaving some dessicant inside to dry it out. Check the drain plugs and make sure they are installed.
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