Leaking Rear Cab

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Bob Denby, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Bob Denby

    Bob Denby new member

    Hi everyone. Whenever it rains (which is a lot in the summer in Alabama), my Ranger is leaking down through the rear window. It leaks at a pretty good steady drip and soaks the rear "suicide seat" on the back right side. It's an extended cab, so my first guess would be that the rear passenger side door seal is off and maybe letting water in, which is then channeling over a little to the rear and dripping in? Everything appears in tact, so nothing obvious jumps out. Before I start figuring out how to take off the ceiling headliner and trying to figure out exactly where the leak is, I thought I'd throw it out there to see if any of you guys have experienced this? Thanks!
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  3. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    rear windows are known to leak also..
  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    I would say it's either the rear window or the third brake light I had to pull my rear window and reseal it. takes about an hour to do and your good for a while..
  5. OP
    Bob Denby

    Bob Denby new member

    Thanks for the replies guys; I'll start with the window then and see what happens. Makes sense to try the obvious thing first I guess.
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Get the 5/16 foam core butyl seal for the rear window. Ford oem uses the foam core. The solid works but not as well..
  7. OP
    Bob Denby

    Bob Denby new member

    Thanks; I'll do that. I'll let you all know how it goes!
  8. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    The 3rd Brake Light is more the culprit than the window seal.
    Check out the light an see, maybe reseal or new gasket…
  9. OP
    Bob Denby

    Bob Denby new member

    Thanks all. I decided to start with the third brake light; seemed to make sense that the water was coming from up a little higher than the rear window seal. Auto Zone wanted $125 bucks for a replacement kit, so I did the cheap $5 version and removed it, sealed with silicone and replaced it. After a couple good rains, so far so dry! Thanks again for the help guys.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2013
  10. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Glad it worked out for you!!

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