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Newby, Leaking Driver's Door, 06 Commander Limited

Greetings to all, I've been a member for a while and just now needing assistance beyond the service manual. My jeep is a 06 Commander, Limited, 5.7L Hemi, a pic of jeep is in my album. I like the vehicle but have found many things that went bad or in need of repair since owning as of Oct. 2018. I have some words of wisdom for anyone looking to purchase a Commander if interested. Anyway, I fixed the leaks around the sun roof and the roof rack. {The person who designed the sun roof drains should have personally had to fix all the Commander's sun roof leaks, just my opinion.}

Now, after rain this morning, the driver's door allows water to enter the floor board area under the edge trim near where the trim overlaps by your left foot. I found a puddle of water on top of the gasket and water droplets on door panel below the door speaker. I pulled the door gasket and it looks good and is set in place all around the door.

Has anyone experienced this problem before?

if so, what did you do to fix the problem?

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Greetings to all, I've been a member for a while and just now needing assistance beyond the service manual. My jeep is a 06 Commander, Limited, 5.7L Hemi, a pic of jeep is in my album. I like the vehicle but have found many things that went bad or in need of repair since owning as of Oct. 2018. I have some words of wisdom for anyone looking to purchase a Commander if interested. Anyway, I fixed the leaks around the sun roof and the roof rack. {The person who designed the sun roof drains should have personally had to fix all the Commander's sun roof leaks, just my opinion.}

Now, after rain this morning, the driver's door allows water to enter the floor board area under the edge trim near where the trim overlaps by your left foot. I found a puddle of water on top of the gasket and water droplets on door panel below the door speaker. I pulled the door gasket and it looks good and is set in place all around the door.

Has anyone experienced this problem before?

if so, what did you do to fix the problem?

Best regards,
Fish4drum
@fish4drum;

First thing I would do is make sure your driver's side door is properly aligned;

When it's closed you should see minimal space between the door and the body of your Commander. The door should also close easily, meaning you don't have to slam it, in order for it to close properly.

You may have to take it to shop that has a shower installed, which is used & designed to find water leaks on vehicles.

I know that Hall/Chrysler Jeep has one - they are located at 3152 Virginia Beach Blvd in Virginia Beach, which is not that far from you in Hampton Roads; Andy Chisholm is the Wrangler Tech there and does good work, he's worked on my XK many times. If you decide to throw in the towel & go there, ask for him specifically, I wouldn't trust anybody else there. Their phone number is 757-563-4400.


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I had the same happen to me. Come to find out there was clear tape over the drain holes on the bottom of the door. I have no clue way they put tape over the holes

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I had the same happen to me. Come to find out there was clear tape over the drain holes on the bottom of the door. I have no clue way they put tape over the holes
The "tape" is to prevent water from splashing up inside the door?? Not good but yes clean the drains on all 4 doors. I always watch my doors after a car wash and the water drips out for about 10 minutes. Pretty slow drain or I need to clean mine.

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The "tape" is to prevent water from splashing up inside the door?? Not good but yes clean the drains on all 4 doors. I always watch my doors after a car wash and the water drips out for about 10 minutes. Pretty slow drain or I need to clean mine.
Yep, that tape is supposed to be there, put in place by the factory for the reason @rblapham already stated. I have the same plastic adhesive on the holes along the bottom/inside of my doors.


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