Originally Posted by JoeToe
I have a 1999 Ford Ranger XLT and it has been getting wet inside and I would like to get this fixed, but have NO idea of where the water is coming in at.
If I put Floor Mats down and pick them up it will be wet under them and if I leave them out it will dry up, But it same as if it rains or is damp out they will get wet also the carpet.
I also noticed that at time there is allot of moisture in the inside on the windshield, have NO idea where that is coming from?
Also I have noticed that behind the seat on both side it gets wet and I have that window that you can open in the middle, would it be coming from there?
If anyone can help me to identify where my problems maybe laying I would be very thankful for your help.
Also what would cause the doors to freeze and you have to pull as hard to get them open in the Winter time, are the seals bad on the doors?
My first post failed to get on, so here goes again. My 2002FX4 has had identical wet issues
like you. I found plugged drains in the gutter system under the cowling. I got the driver side unplugged by removal ( under the hood on firewall) of the access door. The passenger side does not have any way that I know of to open up and get in there to clean. So, in order to totally stop the wet cab problem I simply blocked off the grilles (from the top)by the windshield wipers. I cut out two pieces of thick rubber and just placed them over the grilles. Apply in wet weather, remove when the sun shines. With a slight dab of adhesive they even stay in place at highway speeds. A 100% fix for a dry cab for me.
The rear windows usually leak due to a bad window seal or third brake light gasket gone bad. I've read/ seen how the window seal can be replaced and it looks doable; I am going
to replace mine in the spring but in the meantime I use a large beach towel draped accross
the bottom of the back window to catch the water and keep it off the rugs.
Once you lift up the rugs and dry out all that padding the moisture laden air in the cab will
be gone and I am guessing the door seals won't be frozen anymore.
Hope this helps.