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Old 03-07-2014, 02:48 PM
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I have an 06 SLT quad cab and every time it rains I get water under the rear seat. I've siliconed the 3rd brake light cause I heard that couldv'e been the issue but its still leaking from somewhere. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
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Assuming you have looked at the simple things, and there's nothing obvious like accident repair to deal with. I'd start looking at window or door seals. I suppose it's possible that the silicone didn't seal well either.

Not sure if this is a real big help, but if it were mine, I'd do it the "simplest" way. pull the seat and remove/fold back the carpet. pull all the trim you can get at till you can see all the window and door seals easily. run the truck to a car wash or get a hose and see if you can see where it's leaking from.


another long shot - is there an aftermarket stereo, or has there ever been one? IF someone mounted an amp board back there behind the sat - maybe one of the screws is punched through both layers of sheet metal and is leaking?
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Finally was able to find the leak...It was leaking across the bottom of the sliding rear glass. Put some silicone around the bottom to keep the water from settling in the seam and it seems to be working. Can't use the sliding glass now but better than having a pool under the back seat! Thanks for the help
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I have the power back window heres what i found. All leaking was on the drivers side. My sun roof needed to be adjusted, there was an 1/8th" gap! Then the drain tube would fill and not let water out, just had to snip it a little! Thought that was all of it till i noticed the carpet was still a tad damp after it rained heavy. Finally saw the water drops coming down in between the sheetmetal on the bottom of the window as i was spraying the outside corner with a hose! Got me some flowable silicone and that did it, not a single leak back there!
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Bumpin it up for the Newbies!
Same problem in my '06 Laramie, definitely will be trying some silicone for the issue.
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Glad that you found the problem. I know that it can be very frustrating. I had a truck that randomly leaked for years... I tried everything, including a smoke test, but could never find the source.
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I have the power back window heres what i found. All leaking was on the drivers side. My sun roof needed to be adjusted, there was an 1/8th" gap! Then the drain tube would fill and not let water out, just had to snip it a little! Thought that was all of it till i noticed the carpet was still a tad damp after it rained heavy. Finally saw the water drops coming down in between the sheetmetal on the bottom of the window as i was spraying the outside corner with a hose! Got me some flowable silicone and that did it, not a single leak back there!
Can you use the power sliding mirror after your sealing method? I really like that little option
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