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Old 12-26-2011, 07:36 AM
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Engine Hood Weatherstrip.....

Simply put.....Should there be some sort of rubber seal along the window side of the engine hood?

The beading water on wet mornings seems to dump a ton of water onto the electricals under the hood if I don't wipe it down first.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:58 AM
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Yes, there is a thin strip of rubber on the cowl but nothing on the hood to stop water from running into the engine bay.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:58 AM
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Yes I think BJ's may sell a reproduction. It;s basically a 1 /12 inch flat rubber strip (with a little rise in it). That gets screwed down to the body with some S type clips.

But the water - where is it coming from? This seal may be more to stop metal/metal vibration and not a water tight seal. I may have an extra one around... or can take a pic for you.

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Old 12-26-2011, 03:34 PM
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It's not a leak.....If that's what you're assuming. Just in the morning or after a rainy night. The beading water settles and pools up on the hood. I generally check my fluids every other day or so. When I open the hood. It floods the engine compartment with water. I'm just waiting to hear a "snaping and crackling" from some sort of electrical component. Radio, heater motor..etc. Not a big issue.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:48 PM
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Even if you have the weatherstrip on the cowl that seals between the cowl and hood, it still will dump water into you engine compartment when you raise the hood.

All the weathestrip does is it prevents hot air from the engine getting sucked into the ventilation intake under the windshield.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:35 PM
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So it's just poor engineering on behalf of Jeep Wagoneer INC.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:01 PM
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it's called a Hood to Cowl seal:
http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-706.htm

$12.75 with IFSJA discount
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:26 PM
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This is what BJ's Sells. This attaches to the body where the hood comes down closest to the window with flat S type brackets.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-706.htm

Also just looked at my truck. Where the back of the fender attaches to the door jam at the top of the engine bay it appears there is a separation that would allow water to drain out.

Maybe this is filled with dirt, mud whatever.....

Otherwise there is no drain's in the fender wells or seams.

Post a pic of where your water is pooling. B
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:46 PM
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This is what BJ's Sells.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-706.htm

WOW!! Dejavu!! I remember seeing this around 6:01pm.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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This is what BJ's Sells. This attaches to the body where the hood comes down closest to the window with flat S type brackets.

http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-706.htm

Also just looked at my truck. Where the back of the fender attaches to the door jam at the top of the engine bay it appears there is a separation that would allow water to drain out.

Maybe this is filled with dirt, mud whatever.....

Otherwise there is no drain's in the fender wells or seams.

Post a pic of where your water is pooling. B

He's refering to the water that stays on the hood after it rains. Then when he goes to open the hood all the water on top flows down and back and all over the wiring harness on the firewall and engine. It's just how it was designed. When I do it with mine after its been running I get a bunch of steam from the hot engine/hedders too. Nothing you can really do about it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:22 AM
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Wax the hood real well, park truck facing slightly downhill ,PROFIT!!




(Of course you may need a slightly steeper downhill or a couple chunks of wood to drive the back tires up on to counteract any wag sag)
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Oh I get it now.

Grow some rust. Let it settle and make little holes.

Problem fixed.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:52 AM
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I don't think it's poor design. How else would they do it? All of my other cars do the same thing, a honda, yota, and vw. They all dump the water onto the engine if you raise the hood when it's wet.
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