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Old 02-11-2010, 09:17 PM
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Remove the plastic panels on the back wall of the cab. Remove nuts that secure the sliding rear wind assy. Push whole assy. out towards bed. Remove old weather stripping material. Reseal with a silicone gasket material. Reinstall window.
There is a complete write up on one of the Ranger forums, just have to scout around for it.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:22 PM
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i had the exact same problem, and it turned out to be my 3rd brake light. just used some silicone to seal it and its all good.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:14 AM
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Will the third brake light area cause water to run down glass assy. to the lower corners?
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:40 PM
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I just got my Ranger and now I'm experiencing the same problem; the whole rear of the headliner is stained and has white from the salt. I just ran it through the carwash and saw it leak at the top of the rear window at on the passenger side.
The easiest place to check was the 3 brake light. It was dry as can be. My next step is to have the rear window taken out and reinstalled. Not looking forward to having to do that but like you said, my truck is in good shape and don't see where else it can be coming from.
I'm also having it professionally done in to prevent the question, "did I do it correctly?"
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:40 PM
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Our extended cab has a "seam" above the back windows. When we got looking real close we noticed a crack across the top one. A wee bit of industrial waterproof silicone later and no more leaks.



May not help you, but I figured it was worth noting
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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I appreciate that. I will be sure to look at mine really close too! Judging by the stain on my head board, I'm thinking its the window. I'll have to pull the beast into the garage and take a closer look.
Its just damn frustrating
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:57 PM
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We took some dark blue food coloring, mixed it in a glass an poured it over the seams and windows..... Wal-la dark blue stain on inside at leak locations.


May help you find yours also

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:34 PM
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Try this, reseal the rear window using Butyl, its what ford uses to seal windows and so does my shop i work in, its real simple you remove the 8 nuts from the window that are behind all the interior and pop it out. Then take off all the old sealant clean the surfaces with rubbing alcohol then apply the new sealant (Butyl or how ever its spelt) then place the window back in and tighten the window in sequentially and dont over torque the nuts or you will have to replace the window. Then once in place alow one day for it to cure or completely seal before gettin it wet aka car wash. The while your at it you should have some left over cause it comes in a roll about 12ft long, remove your 3rd brake light and apply it to the light to make sure it doesnt leak.

If you live in an area were you get alot of precipitation do what i did take electrical tape cause it wont ruin your paint and put it around your window to alow it to stay dry while it cures then remove it later

hope that helps
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:22 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
Sounds like this was a pretty common problem.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Roof leaks, need help!!! Anyone else have this problem?

I am not getting a leak on the passenger side where the roof channel is on the upper right... At least that is where I think it's coming from because when I installed my 3rd brake light I was getting water in the middle of the top of the headliner, once I used rtv silicon sealant no more leak in the middle ... but it's raining all day today and now right above the passenger side headrest near where the upper part of the trim channel is .... anyone have those things leak.. The previous owner used silicon on the driver side trim piece so I am guessing that is leaking there as well before...

I'm going to take out the rear window on Wednesday and reseal the back window of butyl tape since I have 15ft of it.. then I am going to reseal the 3rd brake light and then both roof channels... Never had a vehicle leak before... arg :-(

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