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IS IT PRETTY COMMON THAT THE F-150 BACK GLASS LEAKS ON THE CIRCA 2000 BODY STYLE? I'VE HEARD GUYS SAY THEY REMOVE THE BACK GLASS T-BOLTS AND BUTYL AND RESET IT WITH URETHANE BUT AFTER LOOKING AT ONE TODAY ALL I DID WAS REMOVE THE BACK BRAKE LIGHT ABOVE THE BACKGLASS, CLEANED THE GAP WITH A BRUSH AND PUMPED URETHANE INTO THE GAP. IT SEEMS THAT FORD HAS A DEFECTIVE BACKGLASS IF THIS HAPPENS A LOT. ANY COMMENTS, THOUGHTS, OR SUGGESTIONS? THANKS, KEN
Yup, see a whole lot of these every year! Cracks in the frame. Foam Core is OE and is the best way to go. Only thing I can say is to not overtighten the nuts when installing. Just need to get a good seat with the foam core.
I've done quite a few of these. We don't pull and reset anymore, we just replace them because we've had them leak worse after the pull and reset. The glass seperates from the frame and/or the frame itself will crack. Listen to these guys, use buytl not urethane. If you have to take it back out, you'll be happy to have it kitted in.
Also check if after 1998 if foam tape on outter framehas dropped in.If it has and glass is 1999 and up leak is on outter frame.If not under warranty you can use universal molding like 2001 have and fix without taking out.Always look at frame standing in bed looking down at top of slider,if old style you see cracks right and left top of center panel.