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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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getting a leak from the P/S grab bar in my 2013 FX4. I googled it and found reports on the leak may originate from the Sat mount on the roof or the third brake light.
Anyone had an exp with this??
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getting a leak from the P/S grab bar in my 2013 FX4. I googled it and found reports on the leak may originate from the Sat mount on the roof or the third brake light.
Anyone had an exp with this??
Seems to me a few years ago some of the guys were having trouble with this and turned out
to be leaking around the high mount brake light.

Such is life. Just passing through.

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In the past, I've sealed the third brake light with clear silicone, does the trick nicely.

No issues currently, so haven't bothered yet, but its easy to do , you'll never see it and its not a bad idea, the seal on those third brake lights could use some work.

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Water Leak

Turns out it was a leak from the sat mount on the roof over the windshield. Not only was it coming out of the grab bar bu also running along the roof liner and down the inside of the back window.
removed the sat mount there are 2 gaskets an outer with a hole for water to escape at the front and an inter to protect the cercets and stop water from getting in through the fastener area. Reworked both seals. Thanks for your help.:smile2:
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ya I had the same problem from the P/S grab bar and then from the third brake light. I have never had a vehicle do that before. I guess Ford Quality is number 1. lol
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