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Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Fourxfor2013, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Jun 18, 2017 at 12:36 PM
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    Fourxfor2013

    Fourxfor2013 [OP] New Member

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    So, I call the dealer last week to set up an app because my jeep is leaking water on front passenger & driver side doors. I have pictures of water stains on door jam but was told they were no good. The guy tells me I have to leave it there overnight because there's a whole water test process they have to go through. Unfortunately, I had to cancel tom. app and set up another date.
    This second dude I spoke to yesterday, is like, well, the water specialist is only here 2 days a month so, he will not be here again until July 3.

    Ok, I said, then ,July 3rd it is. Then he turns around and says, can you come in on Friday? Because, the water specialist doesn't do jeeps anyway.

    What kind of hooey is that? Jeep leaks seem to be a big problem. So, he does every other vehicle you sell except jeeps?

    I'm going to call tom. morning and ask for a supervisor. It takes me over and hour to get there depending on traffic. Their service dept. is excellent.
    But, if I get there and someone else tells me they can't solve the issue until the "specialist" looks at it, it's going to get ugly.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! Leaks can be common, but usually easily fixed. Most times, its simply from not installing the top in the proper sequence, or too much torque to the bolts thru the sound bar. Some times, it can be attributed to a leaking windshield that wasn't replaced properly. Keep us posted on the outcome.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    Fourxfor2013

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    Called the dealer today and they could not have been nicer. No, the "water specialist", does not do jeeps. However, the dealer service dept has its own guys who are trained in water leaks. It was just poor communication on their part. Hopefully they don't keep it all weekend.

    When I'm there Friday, if they have a jeep with a build on it. I'm going to see if I can get a test drive. My friend keeps telling my to put a steel bumper on the front and maybe a 2in lift. I'm skeptical because I really like my smooth ride. I had a jeep back in the 80s and that ride was terrible. Though I am getting a lil tired of people denting my front bumper. I have to park on the city streets in Philly which can be brutal. I thought about putting on those bumper points that are made for Mini Coopers.
     
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  4. Aug 7, 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    Fourxfor2013

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    I still have a leak on both sides of my front doors. Though, last time it rained, I sat in it with the doors open. It leaks in the same spot on both sides which is the small holes in the rubber at the top of each door frame. It's about an inch from the front windshield. So, put a strip of flex seal tape across the top above the windshield. I bought some Flex seal tape and laid it across the top front over the windshield. I had to put tape on the center and both ends to hold it in place. Flex seal tape is junk. And no, it is still leaks.
    The dealer wanted to keep it for 4 days and give me a rental at my expense. No.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    aggrex

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    My '89 DD Wrangler had the leaf springs so the ride was jarring but I still miss her. Steel bumpers may survive better in Philly vs plastic but it depends upon what they consider braille or "tap" parking...LoL. The '89 had a simple flat steel front bumper and steel bumperettes (like the bumper cars) in the rear. Good 2" to 3.5" lift kits on JKs have a decent reputation for retaining an OEM ride.

    If your out of warranty some leaks can be fixed yourself with some sealant, rubber weather stripping etc. Start by cleaning all the OEM rubber seals of dirt or debris, try some rubber conditioner to keep the seals supple, replace if needed or address any tears. Its a hassle but you'll figure it out with or without the "water specialist".
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2017 at 12:55 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Sounds like a good excuse to pull the carpets and have it bedlined. No more wet carpet and can just pull the drain plugs to let the water out.
     
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