DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Body & Interior


Notices

Body & Interior 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Body & Interior Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-12-2013, 12:57 AM
Wyte Mike Gilliland Wyte Mike Gilliland is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: munford, al
Age: 25
Posts: 10
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: big horn edition
Color: black
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Wyte Mike Gilliland is on a distinguished road
Default where is that leak coming from?

Alright, this is driving me crazy....

Have an air leak and a water leak in my 08 ram 4.7 slt quad cab. I have the loudest most aggravating air leak from somewhere on the passenger door, I feel like its coming from the window, but cant feel any air coming thru it or the door, ive tried readjusting the striker and it didnt help, and I dont know what to replace since I cant find exactly where its coming from. Has anyone else had this problem?

Also, I have water leak coming out the "oh sh*t" handle bar on my passenger side. Its a small leak that you dojt even notice unless it just really floods out there,and it comes from inside the circle fitting that covers the screws. Once again, I have inspected the outside of my truck and all my stripping looks good and of course I dont have any hole in my body, so once again im baffled. Dont want to take it to a body shop, so please someone help me!!!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 04-12-2013, 04:16 AM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 18,254
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 19
Rep:2608
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

buy some Painters blue tape & tape off the door seams from the outside
if the air no longer passes through, rip off portions of the tape until you notice it again

take off the inner A pillar cover on the passenger side & look up at the roof line, while you are using a water hose turned on just enough to coat that part off the roof with water
I am thinking that there is a tube up there & it may be blocked by leaves or other debris
If not, right behind the door seal, there are screws or holes that sometimes leak & need to be sealed
================================================== ==========
on 1 persons 2006, they discovered this:

RE: A-Pillar Leak! Update.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

It appears that I found the right technician. I drove my truck in ASAP. After letting the truck warm they immediately went to the area behind the upper weather stripping on the door at the roof directly above the a-pillar handle. Behind there are the screws that hemiyellow stated were there. A very brief water test produced water in the upper screw pocket of the handle.

The handle screws were removed, the weather stripping was removed, and the truck was allowed to warm and dry out.

The upper screws were checked and not all were tight - thus the leak. The screws were backed off, after being dried and cleaned the new sealant, (RTV I believe), was applied behind and around the screws. The weather stripping was replaced and the truck was left indoors for the sealant to tack over. As it was the passenger side I will not operate it until the weekend when the weather warms.

WORD OF CAUTION: According to others and the tech this is a notorius weak spot where our trucks flex. The more twisting you do in your tuck, it does not have to be 4X4, this is where the weak link is. Most of my twisting is just uneven terrain, occasional logs/drift wood, dirt access roads and river beds. And of course snow. This was over the course of the day: while the mechanic worked on other things while my truck warmed, dried out and tacked over. Hell it didn't even get looked at until it was indoors for almost an hour - too cold. Prepare to leave your truck for a good water test and fix or a long wait.
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-12-2013, 11:09 AM
Wyte Mike Gilliland Wyte Mike Gilliland is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: munford, al
Age: 25
Posts: 10
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: big horn edition
Color: black
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Wyte Mike Gilliland is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks bro, taped the truck off like you told me and realized it wasnt from one in particular spot, it was leaking around the whole door, not window. So I remebered a video off youtube showing a guy letting down his window, placing his knee in the door, and bending the top half of the door towards him to bend it back in shape. Problem solved, when it quits raining again and I clean up my floorboard ill check out the water leak again
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum