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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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My bronco leaks water where the back window and corner weather stripping meet, the bottom corners that is. The weather stripping has all been replaced but water seems to sneak around the bottom of the window sides and the corner block piece of weather stripping. I have had multiple people look at it and no one can fix it completely. It is better but not perfect. Money is no question, just want it perfect. Seems like a design flaw to me.
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When I replaced the T/G regulator I had bought a new felt, but the rubber pieces, when installed, weren't doing a good job keeping the water out of the tailgate. So I broke out the soap and water, thoroughly cleaned the rubber pieces and the T/G shell near them, then sealed them to the shell and the new felt with black RTV silicone. After that, the water was very minimal, but I still got a little seepage around the inner cover. So I used some camper tape and a piece of thick plastic sheet cut to fit the opening, and installed them to seal the cover. No more internal leaks. Last thing I did after that was put 5 pounds of quick lime (dolomite lime) in a sack and put it inside the back. In a few days, the carpeting and underlay mat were fairly dried out.


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are you sure that's where it's getting in or are you assuming?
I ask because there's a little known issue about the paper inside the tailgate. If the paper is removed from the tailgate (as so often happens when people want to access the window or motor) then rain water can actually get into the rear end through the gate and soak the carpet right at the back.
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I clean the WS and then apply baby powder to all seals; then do a hose job starting from bottom, because the Threshold seal lets water come up & inside the TG/floor pan @ speed due to aerodynamic issues

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I have checked and made sure, the water is coming in around the bottom of the window where the window and corner block weather stripping is. The water just works it's way through. The weather stripping over the top of the window stops about an inch from the tailgate and that's where it gets in.. think custom longer weather stripping that go's all the way to the tailgate would help? Wouldn't be factory but factory doesn't seem to be working

Was even thinking of going to a soft top because it has an over hang that covers that hole gap

The hole back doesn't get wet, it's just the back corners

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