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99 gt convertible, leaking around window.

I need some help with a little leaking problem around both windows driver and passenger. I noticed after it rained the other day that both the seats belts were damp and the carpet below as well. when both windows are up you can see at the very top there is a small crack where the window doesn't seal completely to the window next to it. I try and find others like mine to see if maybe im missing something but it looks the same. I uploaded a picture of the crack im talking about

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Unfortunately there's not much that can be done. You can get replacement weatherstripping (places like latemodelrestoration.com sell it) and that might help to a point, but in my experience with these cars (I'm on my second convertible) they will never have a perfect seal, a little bit will always manage to dribble in from somewhere. My car leaks a little in the same place as yours, but not as bad as yours so maybe replacing the weatherstripping on the 1/4 window would be beneficial in your case.



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Mine has the exact same problem and i was wondering if there was a fix! luckly mine doesnt get rain in it, it just makes alot of noise driving down the road!

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Thanks for the reply, yeah I had to silicone this one spot around the back window at the corner. I got in my car and kept hearing water splash around i looked in the back and there was a huge puddle in that vinyl cover behind the seat. Glad that was there it would have leaked all over the place.
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Unfortunately there's not much that can be done.
That actually isn't true. When I had my top replaced the windows didn't quite line up the same since the top was brand new and very tight. The shop actually went in and adjusted the quarter window so everything seals correctly. You might want to take your car to a local place that replaces convertible tops, and ask them if they can adjust your quarter windows.

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Thanks for the reply, yeah I had to silicone this one spot around the back window at the corner. I got in my car and kept hearing water splash around i looked in the back and there was a huge puddle in that vinyl cover behind the seat. Glad that was there it would have leaked all over the place.
That's a whole different issue, and there isn't much you can do. Ford "electronically" sealed the window to the top, whatever that means. And they are notorious for the seal breaking and leaking water into the convertible top boot. I had that problem with my old top too. I used to leave a rolled up towel in the boot to absorb the water, and just wring it out after a rain. A new top takes care of that though. I tried putting silicone in allot of places thinking I was fixing the leak and I was never able to fully stop it. When you do replace the top, spend the extra $300 and get the 03-04 top. It is cloth(surecraft cloth) instead of what you have now(sailcloth vinyl). The 03-04 top material is supposed to last 7-10 years longer. Mine has been on for a few years and it still looks brand new. And the surecraft just looks so much more expensive, like a BMW or Mercedes style top. Hope this helps too.

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