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Old 08-21-2015, 11:22 PM
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Opened the lift gate to my 09 jeep grand cherokee today to find a small puddle of water had leaked into the trunk. Took apart the back panels and started using the hose. More water came in and wasn't able to find where it came from. Finally after 9 hours of looking, there was a small hole to the left near the rook rack where water was getting in. Water was also getting in through the weather stripping but some quick weather stripping glue held it in along with some silicone. Now mind you, this was leaking last summer too but was in different areas such as an area behind one of the hinges on the outside of the ligate that i put silicone on. Theres also 2 star nuts on each hinge if you remove the paneling on the inside that tend to leak so i put silicone in them as well. After a year now the other star nut started leaking so i had to put silicone on that one too. SO yeah, 9 hours today trying to find a dam leak. Glad i found it but man, is this some kind of defect with this model year? has anyone else had this issue? This lift gate area is some bad news if it needs silicone to prevent leaks

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I haven't heard anyone complain of leaking at the liftgate or into the back in general. Closest I've heard was leaking if the roof rails are taken off and the holes and sealed properly...you may just be "lucky"
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I haven't heard anyone complain of leaking at the liftgate or into the back in general. Closest I've heard was leaking if the roof rails are taken off and the holes and sealed properly...you may just be "lucky"
Thanks for your response. Yeah don't plan on taking off the roof rails if thats the case. Im glad I found where the water was coming in from. Was a pain finding it with the hose. Hope no more sealing is needed.
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