My Truck Door Is FULL OF WATER!!!!!!!!!

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  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    We had some serious rain last night.

    Today, I was pulling out of a parking space, and had the radio off. I heard a weird "sloshing" type noise. When I was done backing and hit the brakes, I heard it again. Odd. No fluids in the back...

    Anyway, it's an '07.5 quad-cab Silverado 1500.

    I open the back door, and realized it had about a gallon of water inside. I swung it back and forth and it started draining out.

    I've got ~39k miles on it, so I assume this won't be a warranty fix.

    Take it to a dealer and ask? Or drill a drain hole or two? Or just take out the "trim type" plugs that are in the bottom?

    Ideas? :dunno:
     
  2. Dan_ntx

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    Take out the plugs and get yourself a couple of those Damp Rid buckets. You will create a real mess if you let that water hang around. I would pull the door panel off and go after it with a shop vac, then spray some WD40 in the dried door on the window mechanism and other hardware. While the panel is off set a Damp Rid bucket on the floor close to the door and shut it for the night...the desiccant will get rid of residual moisture pretty quick.

    Part 2 is to figure out where the water got in and get that fixed up before the next rain.
     

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    After washing my cars, I always open the doors to let them drain. I had some water come out.

    My 95 Dodge Ram that I bought new used to hold water in the doors. It started to rust out from it and I had to fix it. :upeyes:
     
  4. filthy infidel

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    If you look at the bottom of the door there are probably some drain ports made of black rubber. They are one way valves and and easily clogged by pollen, etc. Clear these out and your problem will go away.
    We are getting that rain today in NC.
     
  5. robin303

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    Weep holes clogged up for sure.
     
  6. spotco2

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    Don't worry about how water got in. Doors are designed to allow water to come in around the bottom of the window and drain out the bottom. The plastic sheeting behind the door panel is designed to keep the water from coming inside the vehicle and also keep the back side of the door panel dry.

    There are drain holes made into the bottom of all car doors. Yours are obviously plugged with dust, dirt, pollen, something.

    Remove the door panel, carefully remove the plastic, clear the drain holes in the bottom of the door, dry everything out, replace plastic in the same fashion that it was before you removed it, replace door panel.
     
  7. USMCsilver

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    Thanks for the help.

    Rain should be gone soon; I'll look and see what's going on.

    It's empty now, but I'll check the drains. I had no idea this could happen (obviously).
     
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    Is your truck rustproofed? One it clogs the drains. Two you may get gunk all over your Rolex again getting the water out. LOL.
     
  9. G30SF/F-250

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    Same here.

    But then again my truck is a Ford.



    :tongueout:
     
  10. GioaJack

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    You may find that closing the sunroof before it starts raining may help mitigate the problem. :whistling:


    Jack
     
  11. robin303

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  12. USMCsilver

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    LOL, as long as I'm not spray painting anything, I think I'm good to go. Thanks for the warning, though! :tongueout:

    I dispise sunroofs. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :wavey:
     
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    Getting hard to find but, I have used a hand sprayer for 30 years to spray LPS3 into my vehicle doors when new.

    My wife had a 12 year old Pinto wagon with no rust. My Dakota I still own, is 18 years old with no rust. I could go on but short story is vacuum out the bottom of the door and coar it with a petrolium preservative spray and forget about it. (make sure the coating drips out of the door frame)
     
  14. HollowHead

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    I had an '87 Pontiac Fiero GT that had taillights that would fill with water every time it rained or was washed. I was told by a friend who followed me that it looked like a carpenter's level going down the highway... HH
     
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    A couple bullet holes near the bottom edges of the door should take care of the problem. I'd go with a 9MM. If you use a 10mm it'll probably vaporize your truck.
     
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    That's a chicks car.



    :tongueout:



    They do drive very well though.
     
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    Out here, only the F-350 guys are allowed to stand when they pee. :rofl: HH
     
  18. DJ Niner

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    I had a '98 Ranger with this problem. It corroded the door electrical sensors so badly that the alarm wouldn't activate properly, because it thought the door was still open. Had to have both of the sensors replaced under warranty -- within the first three years. :steamed:
     
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