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Old 11-20-2022, 02:14 PM   #1
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Not the First or Last Window Leaking Thread

Hi Everyone,

We have a 1996 Econoline that is currently beached for repairs (7.3). Taking some time to baseline it for what is hopefully a really successful cross-county trip.

The rear sliding windows both leak when it rains heavily. I think the way these windows are engineered you wouldn't get much rain if perfectly level, but I never perfectly level this puppy out and it ends up being a really big chunk of water making it in.

Any idea of this is normal, repairable, or if (gulp) I need to replace or try and find windows from this century?

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Adam

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Old 11-21-2022, 07:19 AM   #2
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Those types windows tend to leak because the "rubber" or flexible parts shrink and grow hard over time. In that condition they lose their ability to seal against water.

Sadly repair parts are almost non-existent and in most cases the entire frame would need to be removed, disassembled, repaired then re-installed.

Equally sad these types windows were notoriously cheaply made, getting more than 10 years life out of them generally isn't too common especially if the vehicle is not stored out of the weather and sun when its not in use.

Sorry to be such a downer but being in the auto/truck glass business I've had to deliver this sort of bad news to more than a few.
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:59 PM   #3
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Yep, probably cheapest and easiest just to replace the whole windows, honestly. They are probably CRL's and not too hard to find.

PM (member username) 1der. He can likely help.

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I believe they are Hehr windows 5900 series.
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Old 11-21-2022, 09:38 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone (JWA always a thanks)
86Scotty, do you have a van yet? (I'll reach out to Ray, he's local)
Scalf77, will look now Thanks
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I believe they are Hehr windows 5900 series.
I'm pleasantly shocked Parkin is still up and running--have a lot of experience with them through a distirubtor back in the middle 90's.

I didn't dig too deeply into their site but if its current they'd be a very valuable resource for these types or replacements!

Thanks for sharing that site Scalf--brings back a lot of memories!
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Thanks everyone (JWA always a thanks)
86Scotty, do you have a van yet? (I'll reach out to Ray, he's local)
Scalf77, will look now Thanks
I've almost always got a van. They seem to follow me home.

I've got a fairly special one at the moment but i hate to hijack threads.

Back to windows that I'm totally wrong about, thanks Scalf!

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Thanks, Scotty! Can't wait to hear about your van!
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Have you made sure your weep holes aren't plugged up?
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Have you made sure your weep holes aren't plugged up?
Yeah, that's not the problem. The holes are clear, that area just pools up and over when it rains heavily
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