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Seriously Rear Window Leak

I have a 1998 Ranger 3.0 supercab. It was broken into through the rear sliding window. i had it replaced a few months ago but now with all this rain in florida it LEAKS, NO it is not the 3rd brake light lol, it IS the window, i can see it drip the place that put a new window in used this black glue silicone i believe. Now my question is what can i do to get it to stop leaking besides taking it back?
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Billy Mace here, use my mighty putty.



Sounds like the silding seal/rubber needs to be replaced.
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Take it back. They should guarantee their work for more than 3 months.
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i plan on taking it back tommorrow, although if somehow this place doesnt fix it for me, i just wanted to see if anyone knew of a quick fix, such as applying black silicone to the outside of the window where the window meets the truck. the way i found the leak was i had my wife run free water over the back of the cab and behold i saw dripping coming from under the black silicone inside the truck, i had to take off coat hangar and raise up on the headliner. the drip is above the sliding window, so thats ruled out. the drip is definatley coming from inbetween the metal of the truck and the metal of the window between the meet there is black silicone
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Take it back, take it back, take it back... there's no way they shouldn't fix it... were they recommended by your insurance company? If it's approved by them usually they have lifetime garuntees on work done by people they recommend...
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Yeah take it back first.
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no did not go through insurance company, but just stoped in and it was done same day. forget how much but wasnt over $200. new window installed. lets pretend these guys are a**holes, what now? can u guys think of a fix?
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Worst case scenario,take out and re-fit
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Well i just got the truck back and he took out the rear window and reapplied the polyurethane spell*. I tested it out and LEAK GONE woot! Thanks Guys!!!
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If the problem occurs again you can just run a tiny bead of silicone around the rear window rubber part

mine used to leak BAD and I spent an entire 5 minutes with the flowable silicone cuz it finds its way into the open spots, and it solved the problem
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If they didn't prep the window and didnt prep the window mounting surface on the cab, the eurothane will not adhere properly, and will not seal.
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that must have been the problem, but i dropped it off and the had it from noon till 5pm (military) and said he just redid the whole thing and sure enough leak gone and i could tell he took it out. now im ready for the hurricane!
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