Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Leak in window

asked by on

Hello, my 2011 F-150 is leaking water in the upper back window on the driver side. It will leak even from morning dew (after I start to drive). I've already replaced the 3rd brake light thinking that might be the problem, but still have the problem. I know it could possibly be the window itself, but there is a small black strip over that back corner of the cab. Not sure what's under that strip, but wondering if it could be the problem as well. Is this a common problem? How best can I determine what the actual problem is?

My car has 60000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. The rear window may not have been sealed properly when the window was installed. The sealer may have not stuck to the glass completely, causing the leak. You will need to have the glass removed and resealed properly. The glass should be taken out and resealed by an automotive glass company. They may not be able to remove the glass without it breaking and would need to replace the glass with a new one. Hope this helps and best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: When the slip ligth shows up on the dash board. Why can't I speed beyond 30 mph?

Hello, thank you for working on this. The Vehicle Dynamic Control system is responsible for keeping the tires from spinning out or locking up in certain driving conditions. Your owner's manual will have the best information on how to disable...

Q: What am I doing wrong

I would suggest you have the system pressure tested and the exact leak pinpointed to make sure you do not have a crack in the head or block where it is leaking. Only a pressure test will indicate where the...

Q: 97 F150 with a 4-6 turn the key all you hear is a clicking

Hello there, a no-start condition is one of the most common faults seen. Most likely causes would be the battery, starter, battery cable, ignition switch, fuel pump, or a sensor fault. The first thing a technician will do in these...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...