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Old 12-20-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Mustang convertable leaks

I have a 2001 Mustang convertible. The top leaks water into the soft well behind the seat and sometimes into the trunk. I have heard that it is a common problem with Mustang convertibles.

Has anybody else experienced the problem? Does anybody have a solution to this problem?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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I have a similer problem as well, it leaks along the driver side door after a unsuccesful attempt to open my car without a key. Look into replaceing the weatherstriping around where it leaks. I plan on going junk yard shopping soon and if that dosent pan out then its off to the dealership to see what they can do.

Good luck and if you find a good place with weather stripping PM it would ya?
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:00 PM   #3
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I have a 2000 gt vert and have the same problem with water getting in the well behind the seat and some in the trunk. I havent been able to find how it gets in, I have taken a water hose and run water over the top and cant see where it gets in.Fortunately this car stays garaged most of the time.Maybe someone else will have found the cure.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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Problem started years ago!!!! I can only assume Ford has perfected it with the newer cars .
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:33 PM   #5
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Problem started years ago!!!! I can only assume Ford has perfected it with the newer cars .
Dont get your hopes up. My 99 convertible leaks.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Bad joke... I meant perfected the leaks.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
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Everything that has been discussed here I have the same problems. Don't feel alone lol... When I got my new top though I bought new weatherstripping for the driver and passenger doors which stopped the leaking up front, but I still get it behind the seats in the back and in the trunk. Looks like we should be on "Unsolved Mysteries" as no one knows how to solve it =/.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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My 2000 convertible had the same leak, which i at first thought was the rear window seal. After having a coworker run a hose over the back with me in the back seat i found that the leak was coming from the top, underneath the window on each side. It looked like it was worn from the top going up and down so many times. Theres an automotive sealer out that dries very flexible (i think its made by goop) but i found it at a true value hardware store. I sealed the holes and have not had a leak in months. I hope this helps
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:52 PM   #9
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if you find a hole use this, it sticks like instantly and doesnt tear easily, it stretches if neded,plus its see through
http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/produ...3516557a.shtml
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #10
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Mine was doing the same thing. I just replaced the top with a new canvas one. The holes on the old top were at the bottom corners of the rear window. Looked to be from wear. The good news is that the new top doesn't leak at all. Will try to post some pics when I get some decent ones. Was a PITA job but well worth it!
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:18 PM   #11
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if you find a hole use this, it sticks like instantly and doesnt tear easily, it stretches if neded,plus its see through
http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/produ...3516557a.shtml
type A or B?
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# The Type A kit is used to repair non-vinyl materials:
# Canvas
# Most fabrics
# Rubber
# Most plastics
# Neoprene
# Fiberglass
# Nylon
# Stainless steel
# Aluminum
# Polyethylene
# Non-oiled leather
# Sunbrella®
# Polypropylene
# Polyurethane

The Type B kit is used to repair Vinyl and Vinyl-coated materials.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:34 PM   #13
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# The Type A kit is used to repair non-vinyl materials:
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The Type B kit is used to repair Vinyl and Vinyl-coated materials.
yes, the correct question would be - what is my top made of? Vinyl or non-vinyl? sorry... can I play my "girl" card on this one?

btw, I guess non-vinyl...
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lol i didnt post it to be mean, honestly i have no idea lol. My car has a different top than gt's and v6's. Its made of cloth, i used type a.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:48 PM   #15
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ok, not to be stupid - how do I tell?
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:55 AM   #16
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i think v6's and gts did come with vinyl tops, post in the 4.6general section and ask, noone comes to this section of the site
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:36 PM   #17
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My 2009 V6 convertible leaked into the trunk as well. Found it 2 weeks after purchase and dealer said sheet metals weren't sealed properly at spot welded joints. They applied some gray silicone to the drainage well where the back window drains into and have not seen any water since. Only bad thing is the spare tire cover (particle board) is curling up now after drying.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:50 PM   #18
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2000 GT, same leaks right at the corners of the rear window. Everyone I talked to said to fix it completely I need to replace the top. Lucky for me it sees rain nor snow anymore.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:28 AM   #19
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One of the downsides of convertibles is leaks as we are finding out.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:07 PM   #20
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My gt has a cloth top but yeah most have vynal. Mines just because of the anniv package. I have no leaks yet but im also at 18k and it doesnt see much rain.
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