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I have a 2004 XKR coupe which is suffering from a leaking door seal on the driver's side of the car. The seal in the door itself has been replaced but the water appears to be now getting past the front of the seal around the door opening, towards the bottom of the A pillar. It then runs down the side of the instrument console and accumulates in the footwell. Has anyone else suffered from this issue and if so what is the fix? Replacing the complete seal around the door opening is very expensive and I need to be sure that it will cure the problem before pressing the £££s button!
 

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Thanks for the picture Inditime. Yes, you are correct, that is exactly where the leak is coming from. I took the car to a garage in Coventry some months ago and they tried to fix the leak path with sealant but to no avail. Do you think replacing that seal will definitely sort the problem or is there still a potential leak path behind the seal from the roof gutter? The reason I didn't get it replaced before was the expense of a new part.
 

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Thank you astromorg ...... I've had a quick look at the link and it certainly looks like a possible explanation of what's happening. I'll investigate a bit further and let you know what I find.
 

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I took my XKR to Elite & Performance Jaguar yesterday and they think that the leak is behind the rubber seal around the door aperture. They think that the seal has been removed at some point and the foam backing near the bottom of the A post damaged. Essentially these are one shot seals so if any remedial body work is carried out behind the seal then it should be replaced. I don't understand why the cost of these seals from Jaguar is so astronomical , their mark up must be exceptionally high! That is one real issue with owning these high performance Jags, they are generally very good value to buy but very very costly if even the simplest things go wrong. Everything on a modern Jag seems particularly and maybe unnecessarily complicated. Why does the form of a door seal need to be so intricate???????
 

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New aperture seal fitted and no sign of leak anymore but soooooooooooooo expensive to fix. The door seal and aperture seal together, with VAT, were over £550 just for the parts. On this basis I hold Jaguar in the same regard as bankers when it comes to ripping their customers off. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!
 

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I'm just a bit concerned SCM that at the prices Jagaur charge for their parts I may end up with mountainous debt! Don't get me wrong, I think that their cars are fantastic and really enjoy driving my XKR. I do wonder however why maintaining these cars is so expensive. For instance I've just had the gearbox oil changed and the sump pan and filter need to be changed as a complete unit which seems a bit excessive. As I said earlier they are fantastic cars as are the spares prices.
 

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Jaggy555 welcome to the forum
This thread although related to your issue is now 8 x years old and refers to a coupe !.

You might receive a more issue specific response if you start your own thread in this section . Also perhaps a little more information will help us like a picture showing exactly where you think your leak is and where it collects in the car. As your car is a convertible it is likely that the leak is due to a completely different issue than that suffered on the A post by coupes
 

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Jaggy555 welcome to the forum
This thread although related to your issue is now 8 x years old and refers to a coupe !.

You might receive a more issue specific response if you start your own thread in this section . Also perhaps a little more information will help us like a picture showing exactly where you think your leak is and where it collects in the car. As your car is a convertible it is likely that the leak is due to a completely different issue than that suffered on the A post by coupes
Thank you. Okay will start my own thread.

But here is more info incase you can direct me too.

Well I am having the same issue.
2007 Jaguar XK convertible
Passenger side floors wet from:

Two spots: car parked no slope.
1.) when heavy rain top córner where convertible meets roof side seals, water lands on middle of car seat. (Placed a special absorbing pad) I thought I solved issue temporarily.
2.) checked all passenger floor wells and only the back seat is wet. Coming from the bottom? .
Both only during heavy rain.

Things I've tried:
X. Make sure under windshield wipers are clear of stuff.
X. Open the door to let out water if accumulated… when home and day.
X.absorbent pad stop water from getting the front floor board and sides of car door wet.
X. Try to steam clean in summer to stop mold from taking root.
X. Usually put direct fans to air out and dry carpets

X. About to buy a waterproof cover but now that that I see water is coming from the bottom???
X. Set an appointment at a garage to look underneath the car.
 

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Thank you. Okay will start my own thread.

But here is more info incase you can direct me too.

Well I am having the same issue.
2007 Jaguar XK convertible
Passenger side floors wet from:

Two spots: car parked no slope.
1.) when heavy rain top córner where convertible meets roof side seals, water lands on middle of car seat. (Placed a special absorbing pad) I thought I solved issue temporarily.
2.) checked all passenger floor wells and only the back seat is wet. Coming from the bottom? .
Both only during heavy rain.

Things I've tried:
X. Make sure under windshield wipers are clear of stuff.
X. Open the door to let out water if accumulated… when home and day.
X.absorbent pad stop water from getting the front floor board and sides of car door wet.
X. Try to steam clean in summer to stop mold from taking root.
X. Usually put direct fans to air out and dry carpets

X. About to buy a waterproof cover but now that that I see water is coming from the bottom???
X. Set an appointment at a garage to look underneath the car.
 

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When you start your own thread, go for the x150 section.
Make sure any drains are clear. There might be some going down the A pillars.
 
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