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Old 11-11-2009, 11:22 AM
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I just washed the truck last night. When I went to get a towl out of the back I noticedthe rear window was leaking( right inline with the rain gutter on the roof ). Has anyone come across this problem? Any rcomendations on a fix without pulling the window and replacing the seall? Waranty ran out months ago.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:57 AM
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Not sure but my 04 rear window leaks too. Seems to drain all the way to the storage under the seat. I had discovered it when I went to grab a roll of papertowels I keep under there and the whole roll was pretty much soaked. When i sound deadan the back wall (since the seats will be removed) Im going to pull the rubber trim out of the way enough to run a bead of silicone along the parimeter of the windows. Oh yeah, had a leak in the front too. Was dripping onto my knee from the top screw hole in the grab handle. Pulled the seal from the outside siliconed and good. Good luck.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:34 PM
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Might try seeing if the seal has pulled away from the cab roof. Had that happen on my Pacifica.
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:41 PM
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what the crap mine does it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:13 PM
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Ok, I talked to my brother (works at a dealership). He said he came across this twice so far, he had to remove the back window and replace the seal. I'm going to talk to a glass guy here in town and see what he says. It seems like too big of a job for me to do by myself.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:37 PM
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Well that blows. Shouldn't cost too much for just a reseal.
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Advance Auto has a product called Flowable silicone. Comes out of the tube a little thicker than water so it get into the crevices easily. Repaired a windshield leak with it about 5-6 years ago, still dry. I think it's only about $4.
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I have been having water leaking into the cab since I purchased my 2008 1500 brand new. It was so bad, I could not find the cause, I assumed it was the rear window. I decided to remove all the new , musty carpet and removed the rear seat and Line x the interior as I did on my Wrangler. I removed the rear panel in back and coated that as well. I extended the floor so it was a real nice rear storage area without the rear seating, that was all sealed with line x throughout. The window and motor were exposed but I made a custom panel to cover it in back and line x the rear panel as well. So, it rained, 2 inches of water underneath both front seats. Rear storage had 1 inch of water. Without the carpet to soak it up, it is really impressive to see. No water or dampness whatsoever under the rear window. But,,, the two rear air vents, unknown to most people, were pouring water... Water rolls down the rear of the cab and pours into these vents. It is so bad you would not believe it. There is nothing "defective" with the vents, its just that they are open to air and water just runs in. A pure design flaw that I don't even know if dodge is aware of. The only reason I found out is because I gutted the interior to line x it and it became so apparent. Otherwise I was assuming it was my rear window as well. As to how to fix it, I have not done anything yet, but gueass the only way is to seal the vents shut.
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I had my rear window replaced because the seals around the slider were bad and the shiny black plastic was turning white. The dealer told me they found an area that didn't have adhesive on the glass to the truck. He said that he had replace several that were not sealed to the truck cab. He likened it to an air bubble in a caulk gun at the factory robot installation. That makes sense to me, but it is a problem.
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I had my rear window replaced because the seals around the slider were bad and the shiny black plastic was turning white. The dealer told me they found an area that didn't have adhesive on the glass to the truck. He said that he had replace several that were not sealed to the truck cab. He likened it to an air bubble in a caulk gun at the factory robot installation. That makes sense to me, but it is a problem.
Well, you have an 08 and I have an 04 so they have bubbles 4 years later in the sealer tube. Im not paying anyone to seal something I can seal, I sealed my front winsheild when it was leaking throught the A pillar onto my knee and now its bone dry. The back window will get the same GE silicone treatment just like the front, just got to take the rear seat out to do it properly and get it all up in the crack (l), hehe!! It does suck though, it ruined my air compresor I had in the storage comapartment cause it leaked all the way down. Take out the rear seat seal it up and sound deadan the back wall while your there, apparently deadaning the back walls in pick up trucks makes more differance than most would think, we will see.
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