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unheard soft/hardtop issues, with a twist..


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First the facts,

I have a problem with water coming in on the passenger side But only while driving in the rain!!

And its the same with the hardtop mounted, i got water on the passanger floor.

But theres more,

I also have a rattlling noise, like a loose washer coming from the passengers side.

Its realy hard to locate where its from but somewhere around the top assembly.

And its the same with the hardtop.

And now to the twist, when i drive in the rain, the rattle is gone?! (softtop/hardtop)

My drains are clean and i can poor buckets off water in the pans and theres nothing on the floor.

The soft top doesent align with the window frame 100% when the top is fully up (before locking it) there´s a bigger gap on the passenger side then on the driver side. ½ inch or so.

The rattling sound only occurs around 3000 rpm.

I will post pics tomorrow and some moore info...

*edit*

Bad spelling..

Edited by smygolf
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Check the bottom (carpeted) of the passenger door panel to see whether there is any moisture there. If you find that section wet, there's a good chance that the membrane between the door panel and the inside door is either damaged, incorrectly adhered, or missing.

If the water is coming in from the window, you have to realign the window by using one of the three adjustment points so that the window seals well enough to keep out water and wind noise. The adjustments have been explained here before, so if that's the cause in your case, do a search or post again and I'll see if I can find some of my old posts on the topic.

Regards, Maurice.

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Hi Maurice,

The door carpet itself is dry, but where the carpet meets the door seems a bit moist but thats nothing to compared to other places.

I have tried to find the way water comes in and it seems to be some where around this area.

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The area behind the roll cage is also wet.

If i pry paper inderneath the drip pan its dry but 2 inches below and under the isolation its wet.

And i can spray the car with a garden hose or wash with a high-pressure sprayer without any leak.

With the soft top up the windows align the same on both sides, but (!) now with HT it seems that on the passenger side the HT should be a bit forward.

The seal on the car doesent meet the HT (i will post more pics later today) but with the soft top it looks ok.

Last year the HT had a perfect fit :/

Is it hard to remove panel on the door?

*edit*

Regarding the rattle,

Its only the last month or so that i have heard it and i was suprised to hear that when the car is wet its gone.

I adjusted the tension Cables a bit but it didnt help.

Thanks!!

Edited by smygolf
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When i checked the door panel for leaks i never checked the front of the door.

Underneath the speaker the carpet is wet.

The isolation is moist but the floor doesent hold any water.

And here´s a pic from the bad alignment with the HT

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So it looks i have one more leak :/

Looks like all the leaks are related to the door/window.

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