Vent Window Seal Replacement

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  1. RonJon '06

    RonJon '06 Senior Member

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    The driver's side vent window seal on my 1985 W350 was leaking so when I decided to replace it I took some pics and notes. This should be the same procedure for any Dodge Ram truck or Ramcharger 1981-1993.

    You will need:

    A pair of Vent window seals Part #vwk 3110 78
    Phillips screwdriver
    Torx bit driver #25
    Flat head screwdriver
    7/16" socket

    First thing is to remove the door panel, its held on with 3 screws, one torx screw on the window crank and one 7/16" bolt on the door handle.
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    Pry the panel off.
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    Remove the window glide seals, the lower two are held in place with metal clips.
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    The vent widow assembly is held in place on the top with a screw on the upper outside of the door frame and on the bottom by a bolt. There is an access hole for the lower bolt above the cutout for the speaker.
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    Once the fasteners are removed tilt the assembly back and up to remove it from the door frame.
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    Now that the assembly is out remove the old seal and vent glass from the frame.
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    Insert the new seal and then do everything else in reverse order.
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    The seals cost about $50 for the pair and it took about an hour for one side. There's also a good video at 1A Auto.
     
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    Good write up! Where are you sourcing the gaskets. I actually have a brand new set of dealer OE gaskets but they are becoming very difficult to find. I need another set for my sons 87 D-150.
     
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    Man, look at that. That panel has never been off, it's still got the plastic on it, I'm amazed.
     
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    Not to kick a dead horse here, or bump an old thread, but cool write up, I'm planning on swapping these on my '84 D150. Sure the truck is rough, but the door seals where replaced by the previous owner, the only things that leak are the rear slider, and the vent windows. Cool write up man, gonna be tackling this in the fall of '17, I hope.
     
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    RonJon '06 Senior Member

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    Thanks man, hope it helps. :favorites13:
     

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