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Old 09-25-2006
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Sliding Rear Window Leak

Since purchasing my pre-owned 2001 XLT Off-Road, I've notice water in the interior track of the read sliding window. I've sealed the lower corner with some sealant, since it appeared to have a opening by the corner of the weatherstripping, however I continue to have water in the interior bottom track after a heaving rain.

Is there something inherent to these windows that allow them to leak water? What else can I attempt to resolve this issue?
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when i had my slider it leaked like that... idk if that was what i was suppose to do or not.

i have a solid window now
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check the third brake light, i have heard water can come in that way
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check the third brake light, i have heard water can come in that way
he is saying that its in the window track (i think)
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check the third brake light, i have heard water can come in that way
Thanks for that suggestion. I failed to mention that I have already removed and re-sealed that 3rd brake like assembly.
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he is saying that its in the window track (i think)
Correct. The water accumulates in the bottom inside track. The part where the window slides into when you open it.
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This leak is really driving me nuts. I'm trying to elliminate all potential causes before I start pulling off trim and/or the rear window itself. The water definately accumulates heavily in the bottom track. For those of you that have the read sliding window, is there any type of weatherstrip, etc that mounts vertically to either the sliding window or the stationary window to the right and left? Mine does not have this and the more I think about it, I'm wonder if there should be, so the water doesn't come in between where the windows meet.
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mine leaks like that as well.
only with hard rain tho, but it pisses me off as well.
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This leak is really driving me nuts. I'm trying to elliminate all potential causes before I start pulling off trim and/or the rear window itself. The water definately accumulates heavily in the bottom track. For those of you that have the read sliding window, is there any type of weatherstrip, etc that mounts vertically to either the sliding window or the stationary window to the right and left? Mine does not have this and the more I think about it, I'm wonder if there should be, so the water doesn't come in between where the windows meet.
My 01 has weatherstrip that is mounted on the sides of the right and left glass. The middle slider piece just touches it a bit. I've never had any problems with leaks (knocks on wood).

I don't know how you could fix that.
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If its bothering you that bad, why dont you go to like some auto store, pick up some sealant/weather-strip and just remove your window and put new sealant/weather-strip on. Removing the window isnt hard at all. I had to replace my slider cause I broke one of the windows. I have a write up on how to do it. I also have to mention that I had the same problem and it was my third break-light, but being as you checked it, its probably your weather-strip. Let me know if you want the DIY.
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i got my whole window resealed by henderson glass for free because a buddy of mine works there and no more leaks. it used to leak alot and my head liner is diffrent colors from the color soaps i used when washing my truck. also i made a thick rubber gasket for my third brake light and wala no more leaks
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That DIY documentation would be great. Thanks.
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