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Passenger door is full of water... Help please.

Hadn't used the truck during a heavy week of rain. Over the weekend I opened the passenger door and heard all this water sloshing around on the inside of the door. Once the door was opened it started gushing out through a hole on the bottom side of the door... Because of the angle, i wasn't able to get all the water out.

Any idea where it's getting from? Has this happened to anyone before?

2010 Ranger Sport 4X4
Truck is like new - Only 65K on it when I got it.
Body is great, no rust, all the rubber around the doors looks good (no cracks at all)

Has anyone else dealt with this before?

Thanks a ton.
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Common on any vehicle.

The window seal at the bottom of window, on the outside, is not water tight, that would be impossible with a window that needs to move, lol.

So water WILL run into the door, isn't much but in heavy rains it can be quite a bit

There are TWO drains in each door, one at the front and one at the back.
These need to be kept clear.
And they will drain out the water regardless of door being open or closed.

Yours is clogged with debris, not sure what, when you opened the door the debris was removed from one hole and the water started draining again.
Clear the other hole.
When you have a chance, remove door panel and clean out the bottom of the door, if there is dirt/mud in there then rinse it out and dry it out.

When window is down all the way dirt and leaves can get inside the door, when driving or just sitting.

Check the other door as well.
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You may also find from the factory little plastic inserts at the drain holes take out these inserts and toss them out.

Once your door is cleaned and dry, as RonD mentioned . Paint the inside of the bottom of the door with Ospho rust converter.

Make sure if any Ospho gets on any painted surface to clean it right away, I like to have a towel ready along the bottom of the door to catch any drippings before it causes a problem with the finish.

Ospho will help to eliminate any rust you cannot see in the seams and leave a protective coating in its place.

If the outer seals look even questionable, replace them.

These seals can be purchased cheap and installed easily once your door panels are removed.

I found mine at Partsgeek or Rockauto I do not remember at the moment for just over 40 bucks for the pair.
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