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Old 01-03-2003, 10:31 AM
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Wagon Rear Side (fixed) Windows - leaking

Hi

I understand that the fixed rear side windows in Wagons leaking (particularly in current weather) is fairly common and with vehicles of 'advancing years'.

I have done a search and cannot find the information I need in this forum and therefore request help here.

1. Is the replacement of these window rubbers a DIY job.
2. If so has anyone done it? - could they post methodology, special tools, tips etc.
3. If not DIY who to carry out - Indy, Stealer or a body shop?

Thanks and Happy New Year

NormanB

1989 230 TE
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Old 01-03-2003, 02:32 PM
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The problem occurs when the car 'reaches that certain age' and the exposure to moisture causes a build up of rust which compromises the seating of the seal. I sorted mine by applying mastic sealant under the seal in the relevant places.

If water can be seen on the top of the seal then apply the mastic on the outside along the bottom and front edges and lower rear corner between the seal and the glass. Prise the seal back from the glass first and wipe it dry then use a fine nozzle and get the mastic in deep

If it's coming in between the seal and the metal frame then it's easiest to apply the mastic from the inside after prising up the visible part of the seal. Partially remove the wheelarch trim so you can get at the whole length.

For professional help try a body shop or auto glass specialist - they should know all about that window because it's a common target for break-ins.
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Old 01-04-2003, 12:07 PM
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Kerchooooh!
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