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Driver side door and tailgate leaks when it rains.not through the window but between the door and car body pretty sure its the weather strip but not sure..also, the top part of my window to my tailgate(lift the window up, and tailgate comes down) is lifted up or something, instead of being an even surface with the truck and window the top part is sticking out and the bottom is slanted inwards, the window still shuts, just wondering if i need a new window or if there is some minor adjustments i can make

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First chk the seals and see if there is a gap. If there is, you may have to ajust the hinges. Loosen the hinge bolts and. Do not remove them . Leave them loose enough to push the top in with the windoe down and latched. Then push the wind inward. Then carefully open the window and tighten two bolts on each hinge. Then ck the closing and alighment. If still needs more then repeat process but leave the bolts a litlle more snug so when you move it, it will stay untill you get the bolts tight. Good Luck, -Ned-

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Testimonial: "extremely helpfull....good stuff ned thanks"

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    Ned C Cook Sep 12, 2009

    You are very weelcome

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    Ned C Cook Sep 15, 2009

    The drivers door has that bolt looking post thr latch clamps over IS a bolt. You need a torx bit to loosen it. loosen an sng like the tailgate bolts, then tap the pin/bolt in a fraction, snug and chk closing. Repeat if body and door don't flush. Do not remove that pin/bolt or the threaded part may drop and retrieving it may be a problem.. Now, the pin needs to be in as far as possible but out far enought for the latch to clamp and lock around. You can see about how much to move the pin inward by looking at the amount the door is sticking out. check that the door firmly latches and tighten the bolt to the point of being firm and solid.. Close door and ck alignment and you should be set. Good luck. Please excuse my spelling. A recent stroke messed up my left eye alignment and I have to one finger crossover type with my righthand. Can't just loosen and change it. :) Good luck Ned



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