Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Ford F150 Forums > Maintenance Shop
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-01-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
Member
 
jdangler622's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dunlap, Tn
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default back window leak

truck-01 f150 extended cab with a full back glass... problem- every time it rains my extended cab seat gets SOAKED... suggestions? please!? does that placstic peice of trim on the outside of my back glass just pop off or is it part of the window?
jdangler622 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 12:14 AM   #2
FORD=#1
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Swannanoa, NC
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I would imagine they are two separate pieces but the are made to fit together so be carefull if you decide to take it off which may be the only way to fix your problem.
__________________
FORD=FirstOnRaceDay
realtree4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
JWo
Junior Member
 
JWo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I just resealed mine today. It took me about 2 hours. there's a super good write up on it on f150online...sorry to post another site, but its the best i've found and it helped me a lot.

http://www.f150online.com/forums/art...ar-window.html

The only thing i have to do now is find the molding that goes around the plastic frame around the glass. i guess that molding tended to shrink and go into the frame...Don't know if that makes sense, but some guys who experience this would know what I'm talking about...Super stoked, i finally resealed the front AND back windows. NO MORE LEAKING!
JWo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 01:48 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

this happened to both of my xcabs i just took a tube of silicone and ran a bead around the outside of the rear window between the plastic cover and the cab and it hasnt leaked since. on my other one with a full rear window i did this from the inside behind the headliner and hasnt leaked since either
offroaddude333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
NOM NOM NOM
 
skizriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pa
Posts: 1,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Stay away from the silicone. !!! Sealing the gap between the cab and plastic trim piece will do nothing but make a mess when you go to fix it right. Water can go down in there all day long, that isn't what causes the leak. It's supposed to go in there, and drain out the sides.

Just did mine a couple of weeks ago using the write up that JWO stated. The hardest part was dealing with all of the @#%$ silicone that I used trying to seal it up the first time.

I followed the instructions to a T the first time. Didn't get a good seal.
Took it apart and cleaned everything up again. The second time instead of using the sealant in the tube, I got a roll of Butyl tape at the local NAPA.
Worked like a charm, with no mess. The Butyl tape is definately the way to go.
__________________
2001 Supercrew. 4X4 Lariat 5.4 Edge CS
skizriz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 03:03 AM   #6
JWo
Junior Member
 
JWo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Ya, its really important that you don't just shoot silicone or anything down there, because when you actually want to fix it right, you're stuck cleaning up a mess and spending more time than you would have it you had done it correctly. I read a few other posts where people found success in shooting up that gap with sealant, but I'm glad i kept searching for a better solution. 2 hours was well worth my time and fixing it right.

I also used the butyl tape. that was much easier and cleaner. The guys at safelite recommended some kind of urethane sealant, and said that butyl tape was old school...but what do they know? haha. So i guess if you wanted to do it correctly, find some urethane sealant...otherwise, go the easy way and use butyl tape...
JWo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
NOM NOM NOM
 
skizriz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pa
Posts: 1,474
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

My first try with the urethane sealant didn't go too well. I guess I didn't have a thick enough bead and it didn't seal. Thought I had way more than enough.Had it on my hands, feet, arms, tools,etc...
Also got it on my seat, headliner,windows, and floor. It doesn't clean up very well.
The tape is the way to go. Wish I would have tried it first.
__________________
2001 Supercrew. 4X4 Lariat 5.4 Edge CS
skizriz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2011, 10:08 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Talking

I just resealed my leaking sliding window on my 2000 and followed the F150 online steps using the 3M Window weld urethane (about $18 for a tube)..........worked perfect the first time - NO MORE LEAKS!. The urethane is a superior product compared to the butyl tape which is what the factory used in the first place.why go through all that work and time and replace with the same inferior product. Yes, it is cheaper costwise, but you get what pay for. Just be careful handling, and your mess should be minimal. It cleans up very well with basic mineral spirits if not too far cured out. Also, the urethane will retain flexibility when fully cured.
theskinny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 07:10 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

my crewcab f150 was leaking at the rear slider...had to remove the window and replace the gasket..it was installed upside down with the gap at the top instead of the bottom..no more leaks...2006 f150 lariat 4x4
gsantane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 07:10 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unknown Leak from Back Axle tompatt 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 1 09-25-2010 02:24 PM
Oil leak from back of engine Talmbla 1987 - 1996 F150 5 04-25-2010 04:39 PM
rear window leak KC5-0 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 8 02-09-2010 08:22 PM
Rear Window Leak vradziul 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 6 11-19-2009 11:56 AM
Window leak Lifted2k2 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 4 10-23-2007 11:57 AM

Join F150 Forum

 

The Mustang Source
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.