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#5569 of 5658 window leak on 1998 Ford Explorer
Jul 25, 2012 (10:53 am)
I have a 1998 Ford Explorer that has a leak on the driver's side rear quarter panel window. It started as a small leak and now it literally just pours into the car. It seems to be coming from the top of the black seal around the outside of the window.
How do you fix this leak?
1998 Ford Explorer
#5570 of 5658 Re: window leak on 1998 Ford Explorer [curbaniu]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 25, 2012 (11:05 am)
I'd recommended trying a LATEX, clear caulk as used for house windows. Being latex, it will wash up with water, and although it goes on "white", it dries perfectly clear.
Unlike messy ghastly silicon adhesive sealants, this stuff can be applied with a wet finger and the excess wiped clean with a damp cloth.
#5572 of 5658 Re: 1994 Chrysler Concorde leaking [jerry183]
Aug 01, 2012 (9:36 am)
Looks like 'Coolant' leaking, drips like water & antifreeze. Check the lower part of the 'Radiator' and the 'Radiator Hoses'.
#5573 of 5658 Re: 1994 Chrysler Concorde leaking [victor_gallagh]
Aug 02, 2012 (11:36 am)
Thanks so much for your reply.
This car is so hard to get up under as so low to the ground-I may have to buy a floor jack to lift it up.
I don't have much confidence in using the tire jack as the leak is way up under there and towards the middle, + car is so rusted (and heavy!) that what little life insurance I have wouldn't be worth it!
I am attaching a few pics & looks almost like leak is coming from pan? Is that the oil pan or? Just trying to ID before I go to next step--thanks so much!
#5574 of 5658 Re: 1994 Chrysler Concorde leaking [jerry183]
Aug 02, 2012 (1:08 pm)
Jerry, you don't own a floor jack and you are considering repairing this yourself? That seems like it might be a bad idea.
I guess if you're just asking so that you already have a second opinion before the mechanic has a look, that is more reasonable.
#5575 of 5658 Re: 1994 Chrysler Concorde leaking [jerry183]
Aug 02, 2012 (1:11 pm)
I suggest a set of ramps for the car. I made my own out of 2x10s that I had. I cut the ends at a 45 degree angle and made the lengths so there was about 2 inches of flat then the next board ends. Top is about 14 inches long and I have 5 layers, I believe, nailed together. DRive up on that and I can crawl under anywhere to get a look safely.
Otherwise be sure to use jackstands carefully placed for support. I just read about someone dying under his car using a jack that let go.
#5576 of 5658 Re: 1994 Chrysler Concorde leaking [colin_l]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:25 pm)
Well frankly colin-was thinking about doing it myself however upon further review that task is way over my head "pun intended!"
But I had just finished putting a radiator in my other sons infiniti and figured this would be a piece of cake. However the infiniti had lots of clearance underneath and of course access under the hood but the Concourse is really low to the ground and no chance even considering it.
But thanks for making me think about it and everyones input.
I have limited space in garage for ramps or much else and this DIY not gonna work for me this time but thanks again to all!
"Jerry, you don't own a floor jack and you are considering repairing this yourself? That seems like it might be a bad idea."
"I guess if you're just asking so that you already have a second opinion before the mechanic has a look, that is more reasonable."
#5577 of 5658 2004 Chevrolet Suburban
Aug 20, 2012 (7:33 pm)
Recently I have been experiencing starting issues with my 04. In the morning when it is cold outside, the truck absolutely will not start. It will crank but wont fire. If I leave the truck for a few hours, and the tempurature comes up outside, the truck will fire right up.
Do you possibly know what the issue is here, or maybe can guide me in the right direction?
Thanks for any and all help.
#5578 of 5658 Why sealed transmission?
Aug 30, 2012 (7:34 pm)
Just bought a new Hyundai Veracruz. Has a sealed transmission, no dipstick. You always hear about checking your level and fluid condition with trans oil, why a closed unit?
Owners manual says no need to change if used under normal conditions, change at 30k miles if used in severe conditions. First of all, in reading owners manual, seems if only a very small percentage of vehicles would fall under normal conditions. Everyone drives in either hot or cold weather at some point. Maybe more people screw up their trans by checking with dirty rags, too often, or fluid flushes. Any thoughts?