Water Inside Door Frame/Body Column

Water Inside Door Frame/Body Column

Postby Sklar [OP] » October 16th 2020, 8:58pm

I have insulation in the column on the rear side of the slider on my 2000 cargo, and a friend noticed that it was wet the other day.
I have a cargo cage on the roof. It does not look like there would be a way for water to enter through the door opening.
Anyone have any ideas before I drive myself crazy trying to find a leak?
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Re: Water Inside Door Frame/Body Column

Postby sixsix » October 16th 2020, 10:06pm

Cargo or Pass van - is there a side window not sealing ?
Is there water in the bot door roller area ?
What about the Headliner - dry ?
Sliding Door seals Wet ?

Photos of the areas in Q would be cool - gotta' camera or phone w/ one built in ? ...So cool !!
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Re: Water Inside Door Frame/Body Column

Postby Rod's Trucks » October 16th 2020, 11:33pm

Sixsix,
On my '98, I had a leak on the Driver side, that made the carpet wet near the middle.
When I finally dug into the problem, I put a small sprinkler on the roof and turned it on low, so I could pretty much control where the water ran. I eventually found a small puddle forming, pulled the trim off and found the water trickling down the interior sheet metal.
It turned out to be the tip-out window seal, that was letting water in at the outer side of the top edge. The water was following that seal to the upper rear edge, and then working to the inside at the corner of the opening, where it was not well sealed to the window opening. Once the water found a route to the gap in the seal, it traveled to the bottom and found it's way to the interior, buy dripping/running down the inside edge of the body, behind the trim panels.
The end result, if dampness was noticed early in the process, was a wet spot between the DS rear wheel well and the bulge for the fuel filler pipe. If found soon enough the wet area was small and confined to that immediate area.
Your PS side window is probably not an opening one, but it might be a good idea to pull out that large trim piece and set a sprinkler on the roof for a bit, to watch for a possible leak from the window seal.
Good luck!
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Re: Water Inside Door Frame/Body Column

Postby sixsix » October 18th 2020, 9:15pm

LOL - our Windows on The Van are not Leaking.

I thought you were asking where it/they might be coming from...
We are glad you found it - those side windows - depending on weather / "sun side" let folks down, unexpectedly.

There is a member that helped a company make new seals for the doors - look for augidog's stuff.
Maybe there are window and other applications available.
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