Weird Leak issue
Hello Everyone! I just bought my 2001 Ranger Supercab XLT. Everything has been find other than one MAJOR issue I just discovered today. I went out to put a new air freshener in it and the passenger side carpet was wet, Also the drivers side carpet is wet and down both sides of the carpet to the back jump seat area. Now its only the sides that are wet, not the back floor area by the jump seats. Since I've owned it, I've run the A/C and heater and neither one of those caused my carpets to get wet. I've also pulled up the carpet on both sides and noticed that the area close to the firewall is dry. I pulled one side of the trim behind one of the Jump seats and noticed the insulation that is attached to the trim is wet. My headliner is dry and I have a sliding rear window. I think its coming in around there and have though about running water down the back window to confirm. But before I do I thought I would ask. I've read posts on that it might be the 3rd brake light, but the part that I don't understand is that my headliner is completely dry and show's no signs of prior damage. I was thinking of having the rear window removed and replaced with a solid window as to help dis-way someone from breaking in. But for the mean time I need to figure out what is causing the carpets to get wet. Right now I have used my heat gun to try to dry them out and have the carpet propped up to allow air to get under and help with the drying process to prevent mold. Is there anyone that has had this same issue? All of my door seals are good.
I have found out that after pulling the rear panel off they leak is coming from the sliding window channel filling up with water and then overflowing inside the truck. My question is are there suppose to be drains that drain off water in the rear channel? Or is there any water that's suppose to get in there at all and if not then I'm probably looking at replacing that rear window seal right?
Last edited by EscSmitty; 12-17-2012 at 02:24 AM.