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Wet headliner, but at least my wipers worked!


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My painstakingly renewed headliner got wet (first time in rain). Right by the rear window. I was thinking maybe the gasket/whatever on the cargo light, so whipped up a gasket for it.

But when I was putting it in, I noticed how much the window was pulled away from the body.
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I saw that there should be some butyl tape in there fighting the good fight, but seems like a big gap. I guess I could wait for the headliner to dry
and then pour some water on it again and see what happens :cool:

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I think we need to do this on dad's 2000. Sounds like his leak is lower than yours, his does not get the headliner wet.

You could try what you suggest, or maybe it's just time to pull and reseal the window. That's what I'm planning to do on dad's, just need to figure out the size of butyl rope that is needed.
 

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I went ahead an put in the gasket I made for the cargo light.
I'm going to look up the procedure to replace the butyl tape on the whole thing. My luck with this truck it's probably the whole seal.
 

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If you find it or do it, please post a link or the details. On this one it's a matter of pulling the interior trim, unbolting the glass and sliding it out. I think it's the same for all Extended cab Rangers, atleast the 93+ ones, but I've never done it on any of them.
 

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If you find it or do it, please post a link or the details. On this one it's a matter of pulling the interior trim, unbolting the glass and sliding it out. I think it's the same for all Extended cab Rangers, atleast the 93+ ones, but I've never done it on any of them.
Looks like the headliner needs to be pulled or moved some for the rear top bolts. I gotta do some more research, but will write it up when/if I do it
 

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I made a gasket for my cargo light. Today I went through a rain storm. It was NOT the problem :icon_rofl:

So I need to replace the butyl tape on the rear window. 🤬

Looks like I'm going to be pulling the interior again. Though I'm looking for a replacement for the whole b-pillar trim I broke when I did my headliner. Don't want to pull all of that stuff twice of not needed.

Will probably put some type of tape on it if I have to drive in the rain in the near future...
 

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