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post #1 of 8 Old 05-30-2020, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Water leak

My 15 JKU is getting a lot of water on both driver and passenger sides after some heavy rains in the past 2 weeks, I removed the floor mats and the rug under them is totally soaked on both sides. I donít see any leaves in the grill by the windshield but I havenít tried removing the wipers and the grill. Is there a drain hole there that could be blocked? Not sure that even if this was the case, it would lead to water inside.
I also donít see any issues with the door seals, they look in good shape. The rug is soaked only on the floor bottom, not up the sides, so no clue where itís coming from. Are there any other sources of water that could lead to both sides getting water? Any help in ideas what to check would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-30-2020, 09:11 AM
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Are u running a soft top? If so then check the seal on top of the windshield

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-30-2020, 12:21 PM
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There is a thread on JK leaks. Its a jeep thing with Jks. There are a lot of seals involved with Freedom top having panels. Even dealers are miffed at times. Remember T tops. had less seals, they leaked. There must be a few hundred post on this by now and the many places it may leak from. Its not in the cowl.

I wonder if mine leaked, i am sure it would have. Its only had a bikini top for 7 years. Its garaged if not on a trail. But we have been caught in Mountain pour downs and desert rain in it too. it can get real wet. i removed the carpet when this jeep was new. Still have it. Jeeps should not have carpet. metal floor are easy to wash out. For the first few years i ran just the freedom panels with no back top. That configuration many people do not know they can do. Makes a Hard bikini top. That is why there is those little flip down things on the panel. Files the gap where the rear top would be and those big plastic bolts tighten it all down. Those bolts should be over tightened when you HAVE the rear hard top on that can make it leak too. Hard trails here things like that get broke fast. we use the roll bar as sliders at times. so its had the soft bikini since. every jeep i have ever had leak in some way if it was real wet out. None ever had carpet though. so it mattered less.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-30-2020, 12:45 PM
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Here's Jeep's Diag and Repair manual for soft and hard top leaks to help determine where it's coming from and how to fix it:

https://www.meyerdistributing.com/ma..._for_Leaks.pdf

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I bet, if after it has rained a bit, you can open the door, you'll see water running down your A pillar. You'll also see a little trickle across the door sill right across the bottom of the plastic next to the door sill where it's running onto your carpet.

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-31-2020, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Here's Jeep's Diag and Repair manual for soft and hard top leaks to help determine where it's coming from and how to fix it...
Thanks that was very useful info.
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Are u running a soft top? If so then check the seal on top of the windshield

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Itís a hard top, but could be from the top panels.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-31-2020, 08:10 PM
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My 2007 hard top JKU never leaked

Twice on my 2014 JKU hard top I got in to find a single drop of water on the dashboard after an extremely hard rain. That’s all.

The idea that because it is a JK or JKU it will leak is preposterous.

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