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I've had my new '04 SSR for three weeks now. It's been leaking on both the driver and passenger sides since the day I drove it off the lot. I made an appt. with the body shop to look at it next week. What info do they need to know to fix it. I doubt they have any experieince in this area and would like to bring some with me.

I had a youngster the other day tell me that my new truck looks like BARNIE the purple dinosaur!

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Where exactly is the leak? Window, windshield? Is the window aligned? That would be my fist check. There are several ways to check that. and fix.
 

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It drips from the top window molding (same on driver and passenger) at the point where the roof comes together. The point directly above my shoulder.
I think you are right about the windows not being aligned.
 

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First do a search on the site for window alignment. Most prefer to have the windows realigned at dealership.
If your window is sitting inside the seal molding then this is the best way.

If your window rolls the seal up with the window, the realignment will solve this problem too. Some have taken rolled up paper to retrain the window not to roll the seal up along with the window. Hope this helps. Let us know if you don't find anything in a search.

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Leaks

PrincessZag said:
I've had my new '04 SSR for three weeks now. It's been leaking on both the driver and passenger sides since the day I drove it off the lot. I made an appt. with the body shop to look at it next week. What info do they need to know to fix it. I doubt they have any experieince in this area and would like to bring some with me.

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Had this on my 03. Had the dealership replace the roof weatherstrip to correct this problem. Appearantly there have been a few defective weatherstrips that just won't seal at the roof joint. When I removed mine for painting I found that the weatherstrip really has no adjustments like it should. The rear weatherstrip going up the rear roof section can be adjusted up wards if needed. Another thing to do is, apply a thin layer of vaseline on the weatherstrips to ensure a good seal and prolong the softness and life of the weatherstrips. Don't put too much on, as it will create a messy situation.

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My roof leaks too

When we had all the heavy rains on southern california this spring, I had leaking that came in above the seat belt hold on the driver's side. The dealership replaced the rubber gasket seat that goes all the way accross the back of the roof and along the top of the sindows and down the front of the doors (a one piece seal). It seemed to be better, but then I noticed that the seal was turned under on the passenger side, so I took it back. I also noted that the switch to open the roof had become intermittent and asked the dealer to check that.
When I got it back they hadn't fixed the turned under seal, but did replace some other seal (therefore the wrong seal) and told me the problem with the switch was due to the fact that the window was not going up all the way. * I told them I thought the reason the window was not going up all the way was because the seal was still turned under. The service writer agreed and ordered another seal and now my car is back in the shop to get it replaced again. We shall see. it's a good thing it doesn't rain that much here.
* I was told by the service tech that the roof switch has to check to determine that the window has essentially zeroed itself out by being fully up before it will cycle thru to open the roof.
 

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My roof leaks too

When we had all the heavy rains on southern california this spring, I had leaking that came in above the seat belt holder on the driver's side. The dealership replaced the rubber gasket seat that goes all the way accross the back of the roof and along the top of the windows and down the front of the doors (a one piece seal). It seemed to be better, but then I noticed that the seal was turned under on the passenger side, so I took it back. I also noted that the switch to open the roof had become intermittent and asked the dealer to check that.
When I got it back they hadn't fixed the turned under seal, but did replace some other seal (therefore the wrong seal) and told me the problem with the switch was due to the fact that the window was not going up all the way. * I told them I thought the reason the window was not going up all the way was because the seal was still turned under. The service writer agreed and ordered another seal and now my car is back in the shop to get it replaced again. We shall see. it's a good thing it doesn't rain that much here.
* I was told by the service tech that the roof switch has to check to determine that the window has essentially zeroed itself out by being fully up before it will cycle thru to open the roof.
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Water leaks

Hi I had the same problem with the roof leaking on my o4. I took the head liner down and discovered that the seal in the center of the front half of the roof was not fixed in place. Once that was corrected the leak stopped completely and we had record rain fall this summer up here. It's strange because I thought from where the water was dripping inside the cab that the leak would be closer to the door opening rather that in the center of the roof. Hope this helps
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Just got mine back again from the dealer. Took it in for leaks on both sides just above the door lock more or less. They adjusted the windows and both are now leak free so far (a couple of weeks).

Wally
 
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