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Old 02-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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Arrow Rear window leaks

Hey all,
Everytime a nice rain comes in my rear window starts to leak alittle around the top where the head liner and the top window meets. I'm almost positive that I am not the only one that has gone through this problem and was wondering if theres a good way of fixing this problem without spending a lot of money.

I was thinking it could possibly be a leak coming from a crappy gasket from the 3rd brake light or if the seal around the window is going bad or both. I've heard you can get silicone or something of that sort from a trip to Home Depot and that could fix that problem too.

Any suggestions from someone that has done this would help.

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Either one is possible. You need to locate the leak first by running water over the window seal and then the brake lamp. I wouldn't call the gaskets around the lights crappy but they can certainly dry rot in 12 years.
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I had a similar problem, and after water testing found both the brake light and window were leaking.

Replaced the brake light gasket with a new gasket although you could just as easily use RTV/Silicon/etc. The downside of RTV/Silicon is it's a bigger hassle if you ever have to remove the brakelight, and it can dry out/crack over time just like the foam gasket.

My rear window was leaking around edges as well as the slide window weatherstripping. I was able to get a new solid window installed for $268 - don't ever use the sliding rear window and it's more weatherproof and secure this way.
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I had a similar problem with my 99 Ram. After only having the truck for a little over a week when the problem arose, I was a little freaked out.

Long story short, I opted to take the 3rd brakelight out, clean off all the old gasket material and purchased a silicone based RTV. re-installed the light and sealed the two joining surfaces. problem fixed. While I was there and had left over RTV, I also went around the gasket for the window itself. No more leaks. Hope this helped, sounds like you have the same problem that I experienced.
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