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Old 05-01-2007
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Rain leaks in the rear window?

Does anyone else have a problem with rain leaking in through the back window seal? My 2001 single cab Ford Ranger EDGE has a leak at the top of the back window and it is soaking the roof of my truck at the edge of the window. Is this a common problem with the Rangers?
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From what i have heard it is most likely the third brake light leaking. take it out and clean the seal if it looks like it has dried out replace it or you could use a thin coat of rtv on it.
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^^ ya i was gunna say put a nice little coat of RVT around it.. should be good..
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Mine does that too. I was breaking at a stop sign and some dripped on my arm.
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had the problem too, took it off cleaned and resealed :)

should make a sticky for this lol, been brought up so much
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Thank you all. I just bought the truck last week, and it rained last night while I was driving. I felt a drip on my arm and didn't know where it was coming from until I felt around the top of the back window. I will definately clean it, and put some RVT on it. Thanks again.
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happened to me too ... i had a couple antenna wires running through the 3rd brake light and i just sealed it all up ... underneath the brake light seemed to be the problem area
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Icon8 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.
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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?

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the best way is to gut the interior and have someone spray your truck with a hose while you're inside and see where it gets wet. its easy to find the location.

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mine leaked here alongside the windshield. if you move the seal, there was corrosion under there where water was accumulating which eventually lead to some rust. it would make its way down and get the floor soaked.
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I recently replaced my rear window seal because it was developing a slight leak during heavy rains. The hardest part was removing all the old seal... everything else is a piece of cake.
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