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Has anyone here ever determined some of your water leaks were due to a torn or missing plastic sheet that goes between the door frame and interior panel?

 

When I pulled my panels off, the passenger side sheet was torn in several places, and the driver side was missing.

 

I am checking with my dealer to see if I can order those plastic sheets, but I have considered making my own. I am just not sure what kind of adhesive to use. If anyone else has made their own, I'd like to know any tips you have to share.

 

The Baby Powder trick revealed I had water getting inside the interior by running down the inside surface of the door frame dripping down from the plane parallel to where the interior panel meets the door frame.

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Use the later style liner. They have a black sticky adheasive that if carefully handled, can be used again. I got mine from the JY out of a 96 XJ I believe. Not sure what year they switched to these.

 

 

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Are you sure it is because of the plastic sheet missing/torn? Sounds like it may be the weather strip door seal. I did not make new ones for mine. I ordered them from http://www.teamcherokee.com but many people on here think they are high priced.

 

 

mfpdm, thanks for the tip!

 

gl1200aman, I figured the torn plastic allowed the water to get out of the door frame, but I am looking at everything. Which part is the weather strip door seal you're referring to? Is it the black foam seal that runs around the edge of the door opening? (adheres to the body, not the doors?)

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Yes I was talking about the strip that goes around the door opening and attaches to the body. I think it would be hard for a large amount of water to get between the door and door panel. What little amount of water that gets past the wiperstrips at the bottom of the glass will usually exit the door through the door drain holes. While you have the door panels off it is a good idea to check and clean the drain holes. With the window up look inside the door at the bottom (horizontal) metal where it meets the outer skin and you should see the holes. If not clean the debris out because it retains moisture which will aid/cause rust.

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Yes I was talking about the strip that goes around the door opening and attaches to the body. I think it would be hard for a large amount of water to get between the door and door panel. What little amount of water that gets past the wiperstrips at the bottom of the glass will usually exit the door through the door drain holes. While you have the door panels off it is a good idea to check and clean the drain holes. With the window up look inside the door at the bottom (horizontal) metal where it meets the outer skin and you should see the holes. If not clean the debris out because it retains moisture which will aid/cause rust.

 

I was surprised, but the drain holes are all clear on both doors! Here's a shot showing how water is getting in the door, but coming out directly behind the door panel.

 

http://widetrackdrive.com/temp/mj/IMG_7685cr-rs.jpg

 

dasbulliwagen, thanks for the comments. Making them myself is worth a try!

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I sprayed 3M spray adhesive around the perimeter of the door, stuck heavy plastic to it then trimmed around outer edge of the door with a utility knife. Just make sure to clean the door well before whatever method you use.

 

Thanks for the tip. I think I have thick plastic around here somewhere, so if I find it, I'll try some of that adhesive. If not, I'll do what wannbeMJ did.

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