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Old 12-21-2009
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fixing some leaks

I have a question for most of you 2-door 4-door ex. cab owners.

my truck is leaking in the back around the top of the main rear window I've checked the 3rd brake light and it has a decent gasket on it and its dry as can be up there. next up was to check those lil plastic guards around the sides.

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are those known to leak as well?
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um rear window?
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been checked and it was fine. driving me nuts figiuing it out. it only leaks when its cold now. like 50F or below. so something somewhere is shrinking causing place for rain to get in. UGH.
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Old 12-22-2009
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Try spot wetting it when the interior of your truck is dry.

Take a hose to certain sections of the truck, wait 5-10mins, and check the interior.

Repeat as you go around, try to make the sections as small as possible.

If it's a really bad leak/hole, you should notice water inside as soon as you stop the water.

I know you already know the 'area' of it, but it may be traveling from the outside, to a different area inside.
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Wheres the water in the cab?
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i have the same exact problem. where i live there's no problem with the cold but sometimes when it rains water will just trickle from above the rear window. it comes in between the rear window and the roof rug lining w/e you call it. i did the same thing, i took off the rear light and i can see wet spots. its really annoying and i even tried finding the leak with a hose and it didn't even leak when i hosed the truck for about ten minutes.

any help guys?
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Is it leaking between the weather-stripping seal and the door jamb where the two doors meet at the top? If so, Rangers are known for this.
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Try spot wetting it when the interior of your truck is dry.

Take a hose to certain sections of the truck, wait 5-10mins, and check the interior.

Repeat as you go around, try to make the sections as small as possible.

If it's a really bad leak/hole, you should notice water inside as soon as you stop the water.

I know you already know the 'area' of it, but it may be traveling from the outside, to a different area inside.
This.

I had my rear window replaced and my third brake light replaced and i didnt put a good enough seal on the brake light and it leaked from there
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my new 04 is doing the same thing, but mine pours inside if the rain is hard enough. Taking it in next week to ford.
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I have an 05 edge and i have the same problem when we get heavy rain down here. It has made some watermarks on the canvas ceiling but not bad. I have yet to find the source.
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Double check the windows again and the door seams, I have a leak in my back window but it conveniently fills up the cup holder on the cover for the jack.
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i tried everything before taking my interior out...i syliconed the 3rd brake light and those seal things above the rear windows (mines 2 door) but all that did was look like ****...one day io just said **** it and and tore the headliner out. then i jsut sprayed the back of the truck everywhere and with in 30secs i saw watter leaking in from the top of the rear window...i thought that was the last place it would come in because it looked like it sealed great...i got a tube of windshield sealer (its thin like water so it goes into the leaks) and i put it in a little siringe (sp?) and filled the whole seal along the top of the window and about 3 inches down on each side....and i havent had a drop in yet..
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I fixed my leak back in January, it was the third brake light, the rubber seal way dry rotted (used brake light) so I got a new one from ford for $25 and it hasn't happened since :-D
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I fixed my leak back in January, it was the third brake light, the rubber seal way dry rotted (used brake light) so I got a new one from ford for $25 and it hasn't happened since :-D
hmm i may need to see if mine is dry rotted
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I fixed my leak back in January, it was the third brake light, the rubber seal way dry rotted (used brake light) so I got a new one from ford for $25 and it hasn't happened since :-D
what?...why did u start the thread if its solved already?...lol
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when I made the thread I had a problem!!!! I fixed it a month later... someone else opened this baby back up not me!
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