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top leaking

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    My top is leaking at the seal that goes from the cab to the top. Anything I can do short of replacing the seal to fix this?

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    Replace it, if you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right. You could put a bead of silicone down, but why? Its messy and looks like crap. Changing those weatherstrip pieces is really simple. Just yank it off and clean the area up. Then put down some weatherstrip adhesive and press it on. You dont even have to take the top off all the way to do it, just a foot or so. You do have to watch out for those guide pins in the rear that line the top up. You have to pick the rear of the top up to get it off those pins and pull it back.

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    Are you the one who put the top on last? Yes? Then did you snug up the bolts against the cab first? If you tighten the bedrail bolts first then the cab bolts you may not get a good seal. This maybe your easy solution! I hope so!

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  4. 90K5

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    Yeah, I put the top back on about 4 months ago, and tightened the cab bolts first. It never leaked. Tightened the bolts again about a week ago, and then it started leaking...I undid all the bolts yesterday and put the back on...hopefully it will work.

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  5. HarryH3

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    If there's any dirt, grass, leaves, etc. trapped between the seal and the cab, it will channel water past the seal. Clean the seals and the area they seal against very well, then apply Armor All to the seals. Put it all back together and the leaks should stop. If not, then it's likely that the seal is shot and needs to be replaced. [​IMG]

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