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Old 11-16-2009
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Help! My inside is leaking water on my seat

Went out to my truck this morning and my drivers seat was completely soaked. The headliner was wet right above the back window all the way across but was only leaking into the drivers seat. I had to take my rear window's aftermarket back rain guard off so my camper shell could fit. I'm thinking they added it to fix the water problem cause I have previously seen water stains on the back of the headliner.

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my headliner is ruined from leaking. we have the same style cab. but load it it up with silicone all over the back window and those little panels on the top corners in the rear of the cab. i have to re seal mine every time it rains.
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Its the crappy *** rangers! Most peoples do it.
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I'm pretty sure you can buy new window seal stuff and its not hard to do. If I remember correctly Jazz has a write-up on here on how to do it.

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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ndow-98-a.html
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i would pull the third brake light and seal it and try that before you pull your window out. the 3rd brake lights like to leak, especially on the standard cabs for some reason
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Its no problem to put a new window seal in. I just dont want to buy one and that not fix the problem. What can I do to test to see where it is coming from? Maybe take the headliner out and dump a bucket of water on the cab and try to figure out where it is leaking.
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i would pull the third brake light and seal it and try that before you pull your window out. the 3rd brake lights like to leak, especially on the standard cabs for some reason
X2. That was my problem.
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mine was the window, but you should try the 3rd brake light first just cause its easier.
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mine was the 3rd break light my back carpet and headliner would stay wet now the only leak i have is the carpet on the drivers side under the dash stays wet when it rains hard ill figure that one out some day
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Well, I dont know if my problem is the third brake light. This happened all of the sudden and it was after I took that window reflector thing off. I will still give it a look though. Gonna have to wait till this weekend when I have time and it stops raining. Guess I will just ride around with a wet butt for now.
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I don't see as how it could be the window seal as it is lower than the top of the headliner . Last I knew , water usually runs downhill. Even with wicking action it will only go so far.
Third brake lights are known to leak.
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The headliner is only wet right on the edge on the window. The seal starts a little above the headliner at least from what I see.

How do I check then that its the brake light? What can I get to fix it if that is the problem?
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The headliner is only wet right on the edge on the window. The seal starts a little above the headliner at least from what I see.

How do I check then that its the brake light? What can I get to fix it if that is the problem?
Get some clear silicone and put around the edge of the third brake light.
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So in between the third brake light and the paint on the truck?
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I put some black silicone sealant around the top corners of my rear window (where two parts of the window seal come together) and that seamed to fix the problem.
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look, stand in the back of your truck. look at the top corners of the cab. there are some little pannels up there. silicone around them. it fixes my leak
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So in between the third brake light and the paint on the truck?
Yes. Just wipe off any excess and you will be all set.
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Alright, I'll give it a try when I go home for Thanksgiving
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mine was a door seal. my seat didn't get wet but my carpet is ALWAYS wet and it smells like **** lol
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Figured out the leak. It is the window seal. I took the camper shell off today and got a good look at the seal. There is about a 12 inch spot on the top that is pulled away from the cab. We took a hose to it and it started to leak inside. So, I am gonna pull the seal back and put some clear silicone in there. If that dont work, then I will get a new seal.

I will get some pics of it sometime so you guys can see what I am talking about.
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Go to advacned robert They sell A black 3m sealant
ment to seal windows gaskets up...you squeeze it in..and hold it in place..its more rubbery..and will hold up better then Silicone ..trust me im a plumber..silicone doesnt hold for ****!
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Alright man. I got to go get me some oil and a filter tomorrow so I will see if I can find me some of that.
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Go to advacned robert They sell A black 3m sealant
ment to seal windows gaskets up...you squeeze it in..and hold it in place..its more rubbery..and will hold up better then Silicone ..trust me im a plumber..silicone doesnt hold for ****!
It may not hold for plumbing fittings, but silicone will hold to rain. We use it on doors and windows during installation and have yet to have leaks in any of our homes. And that's with snow piled up on some of those for months and then all of a sudden melting.
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I just filled it with silicone and it seems to have stopped the leak. It rained last night on it and my seats were dry :)
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Yeah Mine was the third brake light, it definitely leaked a lot
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