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View Poll Results: Any water problems?
YES...FLOODED 1 5.88%
Leaking around doors 3 17.65%
Leaking under dash on firewall 0 0%
No problem at all 13 76.47%
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
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Our Wrangler is nearly a year old and no leaks. We have never had the hardtop off, though.
Our 11 wrangler 2 door hardtop is almost 2 years old. The top has never leaked. I ordered it and pick it up the morning after it came in. The freedom tops and the hard top has never been off, and never will be. The average jeeper can't take the three pieces off and put them back on without doing some kind of damage. Ours is painted body color. And putting it all back on and getting everything to line back up is not very easy. The freedom tops are especially hard to replace and keep the integrity of the flimsy seals. If your jeep don't leak leave it in one piece and maybe it will stay that way. Many jeeps leak and vey few dealers can even fix the problem. Some dealers even have a so called "leak expert" on staff, and they can not fix them all. I am talking new vehicles under warranty. It's a Jeep thing I guess! Go on the wrangler forum and you can read the horror stories for days. I do love the jeep though, and it hasn't leaked yet!

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:31 PM   #16
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My 07 hard top leaked around the header when new. Warranty replaced the seals with "new and improved" versions. No more leaks

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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My Freedom top is off often. No leaks. Go figure.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #18
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I have 2 Jeepsright now
a 99 TJ owned since 6-05 with a hard top Never leaked top on and off several times.
a 06 LJ owned since 08-11 also it has never leaked with the origanal soft top never leaked any at all I have had the top off twice.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #19
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We had a 2010 hard top Wrangler Sahara for two years and we had no leaks.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:13 AM   #20
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Our freedom top has been on and off several times too, with no issue. I find it easy to line up and reinstall with the alignment pins.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by SarahW View Post
Brian--you might check the air pressure in your spare tire next time the TPS light goes on. We found that tire has its own sensor.
thanks we have done that and dealer even reflashed (or so they said) some module that was supposed to fix clock and low tire sensor

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Old 12-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #22
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Well we finally have 1 vote for "flooded", I was starting to wonder? I have first hand seen these jk's flooded sitting at the dealers for sale. I am still surprised at the "no leaks" here though, but that is great! Like I said, 6 jk's sitting with mine, factory tech in at the dealer, working on the problems with water leaks. I sure wish I was one of the no leaks with my sahara!

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I build up a lot of jeeps...crawlers and mudders. I tow my jeep YJ crawler behind my fleetwood. With older jeeps a lot of the water problems are actually the soft seal under the fold down windshield. That seal dries out and shrinks over time as the new ones will eventually as well. It will inevitably start to rust there as well. What I do is to remove windshield frame and soft seal, then after masking off a line just below the frame pocket on the tub I paint on a coat of truck bed liner. Once that completely dries I install a new soft seal and reinstall the windshield and frame.

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