I have a 2004 ford freestar (limited) that has a bad water leak by the back door (driver side). I can trace it just below the back window area but can't locate the leak. How do I get the inside side panelling off? I don't want to break anything. Thanks
took me awhile to locate the area its coming from because its behind plastic and when it rains the whole third row storage area becomes soaked. But it is leaking from the drivers side by the back door. I've checked outside the van on the roof, around the rubber seals for the window and back door but all looks tight and well sealed.
Hello, My name isXXXXX will do my best to assist you. I realize the steps are little tricky to follow but this is all that is offeredYou do the steps #4 ( scuff plate)then follow steps 7-12Follow the picture and the numbersClick HERE for that info in ,.pdf format
35 years ASE Master Tech, Diagnostic , Electrical Specialist
Hi Randal: regarding the above question - when I take off the scuff plates do I just insert a screw driver underneath and lift gently up on it? In other words are these scuff plates secured to the vehicle with some kind of snap-in system?
I wish I could say 100% but just do not do them that oftenused to be scuff or sill plates and much trim was screwed on , more and more these days the trim is clipped on. If you see a piece of trim and it looks like it comes off but no screws visible? then yes, near 100% they use clips and you do use a flat blade screwdriver or putty knife or even a trim tool from parts stores to remove each pieceTracer41111.6417978356
Thanks Randall for your prompt reply. I'm tackling this this morning so I appreciate your advise
here online off/on today. if no quick response from me. i will see it when back online
Got the job done. You were right - everything is clipped on.
wish i could remember all but that seems to be the norm in most late models these days. Glad to help. Glad you got it and thanks for the followup!