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Old 02-26-2015
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Bulb blown?
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the lights shut off after some time with the doors open. its normal
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Nice write up. I did mine 2 or 3 years ago with butyl tape and it started leaking again. I used M6 which is butyl with a foam core today. I hope this is the last time I have to do it.
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So I did this to mine and seem to be running into an issue putting it back in. I used 3M window weld butyl 5/8 and after putting the window back in ang tightening down the nuts, I've got a gap all the way around the window. Maybe it will squish down more when the weather gets warmer? It's been about 60 in the afternoon. I tried popping the window back out.... Not a chance. Not without piano wire to cut it out.
Anyone else have this issue with the 5/8 butyl?
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I think 5/8 butyl is too thick. I know the M6 I used was around 3/8 or smaller. You may have to look around but I found a glass repair shop that sold me M6 which is what they use on the Ranger replacement rear windows. No leaks so far.
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I'll have to check around and see what I can find. I'm not sure I can get it back out now lol.
I think 5/8 is too thick too. Well now I do.

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I've had the same issue this spring, I had initially thought that it was the top brake/cargo lamp. I pulled it off and the inside foam gasket was weathered so bad that it had shrunk, I didn't want to wait for an order so I replaced the lamps and used some silicone around the inside edge, installed it and wiped the outside clean.

This solved 90% of my problem so it seems I will have to replace the window seal as well. Thank you for this guide, as I was a bit baffled and was ready to call a glass guy.

Thanks again, great guide :)
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Removing the seats makes the job easier. I am 6'2" so there was not a lot of room to move around in a regular cab Ranger.
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Title says 98-12 but it was the same for my 97. It was a real quick job for me since I already had the seats and headliner out. If yours is anything like mine the headliner is ruined and in need of recovering anyway. Might as well do it all at once.
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I recently replaced my 08 rear window with a slider, original window had 10 studs that use an 8mm nut. It was relatively easy except for the mess made by the old adhesive, black, gummy crap that gets on everything! Nasty!
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didnt wanna bump an old thread, but i wasnt allowed to post a new one...

2 parts;

1) Dont bother trying to do anything less than ripping your window out, its not worth it.




proof that no matter how well that caulking gets in there it wont seal...
and it was WAY easier to get the old gasket/seal off than it was to get the mess i made off.

2) it was mentioned that 3/8 (I used 3M Window-Weld from AdvanceAuto) was too big but didnt show why...
The window+seal dont fit flush with the body, might just be me, idk if you can get it soft enough to squish out or not...




I tighened them even and it still bowed a bit, but its as snug in there as i feel comfortable.
(the seal squished out from the back of the screw holes)

again might just be me, but in general, 3/8 is too big, but not TOO too big, if you get my drift

I want to say the only reason i didnt do it right in the first place is because i thought my bolts were kinda rusted and would snap off, which would have been no bueno... fortunately that wasnt that case.

PS: also, it was 9mm not 10
Do it right or not at all!
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