Good evening everyone. Quickly into our interior dismantling I suspected that there was a leak in the roof. I found this tiny hole on the side of the van near the top where someone drilled into the drip rail and hit the side of the van with the drill. I did a temporary fix just in time as it rained a couple days after the fix. This morning when I went to investigate the leak situation (in anticipation of patting myself on the back) I was greeted by a puddle inside the van
After work I used a hose on the side window while my girl friend sat inside the van. She was treated to a beautiful waterfall from the window. It leaks bad at the top of the rear side stationary window. We thought that sucked enough but then found that the side pop out window on the same side also leaks badly...
So I am sending this message out to see what my options are.
-It seems like the best fix would be to remove the window clean it up and use butyl (tape or caulk) to reseal - Im concerned that the window mounting "screws" are rusted and not going to come off and go back on well...
-Can I just pump a large amount of some sort of sealant into the crevice between the window and body of the van - Im not sure this option would work on the pop out window and still allow me to open the window (maybe if the sealant is only added to the top)
Additional info: it appears that the van was in an accident on the driver side of the van and repaired (same side the leaks are happening)
Van is a 2001 ford e350 v10 15 passenger van.
I will also be installing pop out windows in the very back that I sourced from a salvage yard (read a great write up on here and was inspired to find some)