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Old 12-06-2021, 10:40 PM   #1
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Pop-Out Window Leak - Glass Side

Iíve got an 06 E350 that Iím converting into a camper. I was able to score rear pop outs and the van already had the large driver side pop out and the smaller passenger side pop out.

Out of the 4 pop out windows, two of them have leaks. The leaks are not on the body side, but rather the glass side. Water is coming in between the glass and the rubber seal that is adhered to the outside of the plastic frame. These are small leaks, but leaks none the less.

I originally reached out to the forums resident glass expert, JWA. While he is assisting he suggested that I make a post so that others may benefit from this.

Iíll let him post his recommendations and any other input is obviously appreciated and welcome.

Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2021, 10:36 AM   #2
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My recommendations was to first check if adjusting the latch closure would solve these small leaks. I did suggest using 3M's 08877 Silicone Lubricant, Wet Type to renew the rubber glass seal---that material will restore some pliability and "plump up" the seals enhancing their action.

I also advised when adjusting the latch to not remove both fasteners at the same time----the nut plate inside the door shell might drop to the bottom of the door.

Don't over-adjust the latch because making it too tight runs the risk of breaking the glass.

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Old 12-19-2021, 02:38 PM   #3
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Update.

I followed JWA’s recommendation and used the 3M Silicone Lubricant to try and restore the seals, but unfortunately it wasnt effective.

Any chance someone could provide a link to a replacement seal or a part number for an OEM equivalent seal for the Econoline pop-out/moveable windows? At this point I’m pretty sure replacing the seal will solve the issue.

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Old 12-21-2021, 09:29 AM   #4
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Not sure if I mentioned the company Trim-Lok as a possible source but here's a link: https://www.trimlok.com/rubber-extrusion Look at their offerings for EPDM seals.

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