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Unread 08-21-2015, 02:46 PM   #1
esabatino6511
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leaking soft top

my 2011 jk unlimited roof leaks on the passenger side front. .there is a foam gasket above the window that gets soaked and drips in from there.anyone else having the same problem?

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Unread 08-21-2015, 04:22 PM   #2
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Get some weather stips from an auto zone or what not and put it in the channel of the top window it should fix ur problem
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Unread 08-21-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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There is a flap on the front top of the door weather strip. The flap will sometimes get caught on the wrong side of the windshield channel, causing water to get in. Water should drain from the windshield channel, to the OUTSIDE of the flap on the door weatherstrip. Hard to describe but I can get pics if needed.
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Unread 08-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #4
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Oh and to fix it, I just stuffed some foam chunks so the flap sits closer to the door surround.
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Unread 08-24-2015, 04:21 PM   #5
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There is a flap on the front top of the door weather strip. The flap will sometimes get caught on the wrong side of the windshield channel, causing water to get in. Water should drain from the windshield channel, to the OUTSIDE of the flap on the door weatherstrip. Hard to describe but I can get pics if needed.
thanks il give it a shot
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Unread 08-24-2015, 04:22 PM   #6
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Get some weather stips from an auto zone or what not and put it in the channel of the top window it should fix ur problem
thanks il give it a shot
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Unread 08-26-2015, 06:33 AM   #7
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I went crazy trying to debug my water leak. On the door picture I had water dripping on the open handle. It was almost like I didnt have a roof over that part of my Jeep.

My last warranty visit the 'water guy' got all the leaks to stop by adding some foam and putting this rubber gasket on the rail. I knew when I switch to my hard top and back to the soft it would leak again and sure enough it did.

I thought the problem was the seal between the door and that gasket (its right above the handle), but as I added more foam to the side where the door hits the worse it got. One rain the CENTER console was wet - WTF!

I tried placing the foam everywhere logical with no results, then I remembered that the bottom of the gasket had some 'tarry' substance and a little foam that had worn off - it didnt make sense but I took the foam from the side and added it to the bottom and I am leak free once again.

Looking at the 2nd picture you can see the foam sticking out of the bottom below the beige stuff (plumbers putty attempt ) - I dont have any foam on the side of that gasket.

I have no idea why the 'seal' is better now, I just know I get no water on the handle regardless off storm.
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