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Old 02-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear Slider Window drain tubes

Hello,

I own a 2007 Ram QC with a leaky rear electric sliding window.

I have read a few posts that mention "drain tubes" or "seep holes" that are supposed to drain water from the interior channel that the rear slider window slides in.

Like other 3rd Gen owners, my rear slider window is leaking past the seals, filling up the channel and then over flowing into my storage bins.

I have verified that the water is coming in at the bottom seal of the sliding window, but I cannot located the drain holes that some have mentioned in other post (some on other forum sites). I read one post that suggested creating drain holes, but if there are already drain holes present, I wish to try and open those up first.

If I could find the location of the drain tubes perhaps I could dislodge whatever is blocking them...

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Old 02-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Never knew there were drain tubes for the rear window. Only for sunroofs. The ones that come in with waterleaks with a rear sliding window just have a leak somewhere that ATF RTV solves the problem.
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You must be correct. I have searched with a magnifying glass all along that sliding window channel, both inside and outside of the truck and I cannot find anything that even looks like a drain tube. I read that there is supposed to be two, but I now doubt it, unless they are completely covered up by sealant and hidden beneath the cables.

I placed some silicon sealant on both the horizontal and vertical seals where they meet at the bottom corners of the sliding window (that is where my water seems to be coming in). It is supposed to rain tomorrow so I will check it again.

Do you have any other suggestions as to where to put sealant? Also, have any ideas where I might find new rubber seals?? I have searched via Google and the parts stores and found absolutely nothing available. I would assume that those rubber seals that Dodge used (the horizontal and vertical seals that the window slides against) are "standard issue" seals and should be available somewhere. Surely they would not be that difficult to replace (??)

Thanks for your help!!
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All I know is techs do water leak test on them and look for the leak them mark it and some ATF RTV to seal the leak. Have you checked your 3rd brake light? A lot of the leaks come from that aswell. I had to replace mine to solve my leak problem.
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I do not seem to have any leaks at the third brake light at this time, although I plan to go ahead and seal that area as well.

I have been searching for replacement rubber seals as I am sure that those seals could be replaced, but so far I have not located any vendor. I plan to find an auto glass shop and ask them if they can replace my seals. The seals do not feel very pliable and are stiffer than I think they should be. In fact if I pull the seal away from the window with my fingernail it remains deformed for a while....and does not pop back into place like it should.

Thanks to a guy on the 3rd Gen Ramforumz site I found the drains from the window tract. They are exactly 6.5" in from the outside corners of the glass. I could not see them as they are under that black cable guide inside of the track and too far up under the glass on the outside, but I blew down into that area with my air compressor and trash blew out the rear of the cab and now they drain. Unfortunately, they drain fairly slow, too slow I think to handle any significant leak, so I still need to find new seals and stop my leak.

Thanks again for your help!!
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Drain tubes

After fighting a leaky sunroof for six months I can verify the only drains on the back of the cab are for the rear drain tubes for the sunroof......give a little squeeze once and a while to make sure they open and drop their contents....
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