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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 12:55 PM
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Water Leaks

I have a 2000 Wrangler that develops a severe water leak during heavy rains and only at highway speeds. Water pours from under the passenger side dash and into the foot well area. It also has leaked in the right rear behind the rear seat near the storage area. I have been to the dealer 4 times with no fix in sight. I have called Chrysler who said they were not aware of any problem like that "OH WHAT A SURPRISE" I guess they never visit the NHTSA site that has many water leak complaints. Anyway enough of that. I would be interested in hearing from anyone that may have some answers as to a cause and possible fix before I drown. Thanks to all.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 02:29 PM
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Re: Water Leaks

I get the same thing in my g/fs 97 TJ. PAIN IN THE A$$. Supposedly there is a "kit" that parts departments at dealers sell to "possibly" alleviate this problem. I guess it consists of a plastic "chimney" that fits over the heater induction port under the cowl. It also costs 90 bucks. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet, mainly because I don't believe this to be the problem, but if anyone else has tried this, please let us know how it works!

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2001, 03:26 PM
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Re: Water Leaks

I have a 91 yj and had some leaking issues as well. Your best bet is to buy some sort of sealer/adhesive/silicone goop and give a good coat to the windshield gasket. YOu have to fold down the windshield to do this, but a lot of the time it leaks there. Another thing to check is the weatherstripping around the windshield. Sometimes it's been fouled and will let in some water around the windshield.

As for the back, (do you have a hardtop or softtop?), you should probably have someone ride there and look for the leak. With hardtops, it can be because the weatherstripping on the bottom of the hardtop is torn/folded. Softop leaks are pretty much a fact of life.

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