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post #1 of 19 Old 05-26-2020, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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My floor mats are soaked!!!

Drove the Jeep out to BC on the weekend and it was raining the whole time (3hours). The next morning, took it out for a boot and noticed the rear floor mat was soaking wet. The drivers side and cargo area at the back were both damp. Drivers side was dry. Do I have holes in the floor? I peeled the carpet back a bit and didnt see any rust or holes or anything but it got in somehow. Is this something that normally happens? Floor rusted out maybe?

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There is a drain in the coal that can sometimes get clogged with leaves and mud. If plugged water pools up and into the air intake for the heater/AC and then goes onto the floor in the passenger side. Only other options is a leak in the top. Though could be coming from underneath Id doubt it would be that soaking wet.
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There is a drain in the coal that can sometimes get clogged with leaves and mud. If plugged water pools up and into the air intake for the heater/AC and then goes onto the floor in the passenger side. Only other options is a leak in the top. Though could be coming from underneath Id doubt it would be that soaking wet.
Yeah the backseat floor was "soaking" the other two were clearly damp. I thought something had spilled inside but there was nothing in the jeep. Top seems tight. No evidence of a leak. Had to come from the bottom or maybe the front as you suggested.
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Hey did you find out how the water is getting into the rear floor yet? I seem to be having the same problem with the water building in the rear driver side.

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Water accumulating only in the rear footwell(s) is usually due to a leak at the mucket seal(s), while wetness in the cargo area is usually due to a leak at the bottom outer corner(s) of the rear window.
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Yes I saw that thanks. Where is that seal located?

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Water accumulating only in the rear footwell(s) is usually due to a leak at the mucket seal(s), while wetness in the cargo area is usually due to a leak at the bottom outer corner(s) of the rear window.
That is exactly where mine leaked

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Now I see where your talken about. It took a few minutes searching. The part looks like it should be on the end of a bumper at first glance.

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Nope
When you open the door- where the top seals to the tub
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LOL....maybe I'm just unlucky but it would be easier for me to tell you where it didn't leak. New door hinge pin bushings, new seal on the hardtop frame where the lift glass seats and the bottom of the lift glass seal. Plus a few dabs of clear rtv in a few places. I wish you luck when you look under the carpet on the passenger side floor board.....I got that problem fixed by removing the carpet so that the pooling water could be swabbed up. New mucket seals would be nice but for now, no leaks there so I ain't paying that kind of money them.

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New mucket seals would be nice but for now, no leaks there so I ain't paying that kind of money them.
$15-$20 a piece ? I'd say thats a pretty cheap price to get rid of a floor board carpet soaking-- every time it rains

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Holy crap! looks like a lot of options for leak points. I only looked under the passenger side carpet so will take a closer look when I get out to BC this weekend and see if anything looks unusual. Might be hard to replicate 3 hours of highway driving in the rain.
Maybe water in the Jeep is just part of life? I dont seem to have water getting in when its just sitting.
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Water getting inside the jeep is not " just part of life "-- If its leaking in the back and you have a HT-- its probably going to be the seals I talked about.
If its under the passenger floorboard its USUALLY one of two possibilities ( or even both ).

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Nope
When you open the door- where the top seals to the tub
Yes, thank you. I'm using a soft top. Must be still leaking through there.
I might try to massage that rubber with 303 Protectant for now or something.
Ya $40.00 is alot for rubber.

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$40 is not cheap for for two small rubber pieces-- but they are very thick and molded to fit
And its worth it to stop water coming in and getting your carpet wet every time it rains

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