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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2007, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Running Water!!!

Hi,

Does anyone know where the flood of rain water comes from every time I open my window soon after setting off which ALWAYS poors into the cabin during braking or cornering?

Do the roof rails store it ready to soak me most mornings!!!

Any ideas welcome as its always raining here in the UK!

2006 Commander Limited 3.0ltr CRD

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There were some problems with the sunroof drains, if you have a sunroof. But I understood that problem to leak directly into the cabin. Might be related though.
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I had puddles around the door frame everytime it rained. When I would open the door, I would get splashed.
I took it in, they fixed it, and the dealers note was they re routed the door seals. I dont know if they moved the seal from the front to the back or turned them over, but it stopped the flow.........
Look at the TSB's for that. That could give you a clue on how the fix the water flow
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Hi,

The water appears to run from the roof surface (externally), over the door seal and into the open window.

It seams like a build-up of water runs from within the chrome roof rails, through the plastic end plate and into the open window.

My roof lining is fine, I just get a short sharp shower if the widow is open.

Maybe I sould just keep my window closed until the water has cleared!

The sunroof drains are not connected to this problem, but thanks anyhow for the advice.

I dont get splashed when I open the door either.

Seems like a roof / roof rail design fault!

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Si - go to
http://www.xkjeeps.com/xk_tsb.htm
and search the TSB's for the problem you are describing. I think I have seen what you are describing on the forum before. Also try the search tab in this forum. You might also try window deflectors...something like this: http://www.autoanything.com/deflectors/61A2923A0A0.aspx

Have you called your jeep dealer? We talk about calling or going to the local dealer here who is 3 blocks from me...but do dealerships work the same way there are they do in the States? Never seeing an auto dealer outside the US, I have no idea how that would work.....

Keep us advised....or your windows up! There is also a Jeep tech that hangs out on the forum from time to time...neongts I think. Send him an EM or PM....
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My Jeep dealer is a Main Mercedes Dealer! So their experience is a little limited here as theres only circa 500 Commanders allocated to the UK in total, and theres only about 300 of them on the road at the moment.

It took them 4 weeks to order and replace the sunroof seal (which comes on a roll and is attached to the outside of the glass)!!!

However, the customer serivce there is perfect.

I'm gonna ask around and search a little more before installing deflectors, I'm not a deflector type of person really.

Its cool being a Commander driver here, most people have never seen one, and most ask if she's a Hummer.....that boils my P*ss though!!!

I enjoyed my Vacation to FL this year, my hire car was a Hemi Commander, steering wheel was on the wrong side though. Dont know how you guys cope with that!

The Hemi was so beautiful to drive, the yellow/amber indicators were not to my liking though! However, the Hemi power plant is so much better than my prevoius Land Rover Discovery V8!

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