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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rear window leak in '98

I have a leak at the top-passenger side of the rear window... Anyone have similar problems or know some good fixes?
(is the sliding window model, drips down between the headliner and the window frame. I have looked at the outside edges of the plastic/metal and can not see any damage or obvious sources. Also, no antenna mounts or anything on the roof...)

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Does your truck have the 3rd brake light up top if so thats where the leak is, you need the new gasket.

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That would be it I bet... changed the light bulbs while looking for leaks (they were all out when I got it... but not broken) and noticed there wasn't much of a gasket there in the first place...

Does Ford have one or is someone else making them now?
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sounds close to what my problem on my 98 e few years ago and got it replace at autoglass shop and they said ans shown me the problem and that was crack frame and very poor factory seal job!!!

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Ford replaced the gasket on my truck, just give your closest dealer a dingle and it shouldn't take that long for them to replace it, or just order it in and replace it yourself.

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just clean the area well and use some clear silicon as they only sell the complete light.


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When mine was leaking on my 98 it was due to a cracked frame so I replaced the window and resealed it with some new butyl it was leak free

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I am going to give the local dealer a call just to see what they offer. From what I hear here though, I have a couple of great suggestions in case they don't offer the gasket. My dog will love the fact it won't drip on her when it rains this year!

Thanks again guys!

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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The window on that body style has a plastic frame witch is prone to cracking and leaking , the window sits inside the thick plastic you see at the back of the truck, the window seals to that with a butyl strip, you might get lucky and just have a leak at the 3rd brake light also you may want to check out a glass shop to verify where the leak is coming from

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My old '98 STX did the same.Had it fixed,and it still did it!!My solution a few years later was trading it in after one issue after another LOL!

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