A Pillar Leak

A Pillar Leak

This is a discussion on A Pillar Leak within the RAM 1500 Diesel General Discussion forums, part of the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel Forum category; So I was on my way to pick up my registration and get a sticker at the dealer yesterday when water came gushing out of ...

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    A Pillar Leak

    So I was on my way to pick up my registration and get a sticker at the dealer yesterday when water came gushing out of my A pillar by the handle to grab when getting it. Pointed it out to the service tech upon arrival and he immediately told me the truck wasn't leaving until it was fixed. I didn't think it was a big deal maybe thought he bolt in the handle was loose or something. He drove the truck off and told me he would be out to see me in a few mins. When he came back he said there is a pin hole in the gasket they tried to silicone it but it still leaks so now I am waiting on a gasket kit. Apparently they are rare as he called me today and said they are overnighting it from another dealer. Don't know if anyone else has ran into this issue? I honestly thought I'd have an issue with the motor before a simple gasket leak. Anyhow left the dealer in a rental and hope to have the truck back soon. The little I've got to drive the hing have been very enjoyable 175 miles and the needle just left full, can't wait to see the range in a full tank of fuel!

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    Do you have sunroof I had a ford that has tubes that run down from sunroof one in each side they would clog up and I would have water run from piller to my leg.

    Hope you get it back soon all fixed keep us updated

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    No I don't have a moon roof, when I got to he dealer I poked around here to see if anyone else had this problem. A few have had the break light gasket either missing or leak, they have narrowed it down to the drivers door.

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    Someone else posted here a couple weeks ago with the same issue but coming from the passenger side handle. We all agreed the water couldn't run uphill over the headliner from the high-mounted brake light to the A-pillar without being noticed. Some suggested the sunroof seal leaking or a pinched drain tube.

    It turned out to be a faulty door seal if I remember correctly.

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    Sounds like a great dealer !
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    As DJ-Gregg said, I had the same issue. This is the second post I've read of others having the same issue, and they originally assumed it was a pinched drain line from the sunroof, but it was apparently just a "bad seal". The dealer I took it to wasn't real good with describing exactly what it was...but from my understanding it had to do with the seal around the door, was replaced, and it doesn't leak anymore. And it was passenger side.
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    I have a 2015. Doing the same thing. driver side handle on the a pillar. No sunroof.

    Not happy about that.

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    Yeah I wasn't pleased to say the least, but the dealer I bought the truck at took care of it immediately. The toughest part was locating the new gasket that took 3 days but once they had the new gasket I had it the next day. Brought in to the dealer on a Monday and it was ready for pickup Friday. Rained a. Bunch today and it's dry as a bone so the fix worked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HemiRam13 View Post
    Yeah I wasn't pleased to say the least, but the dealer I bought the truck at took care of it immediately. The toughest part was locating the new gasket that took 3 days but once they had the new gasket I had it the next day. Brought in to the dealer on a Monday and it was ready for pickup Friday. Rained a. Bunch today and it's dry as a bone so the fix worked.
    Same issue here! This is the second time. I'm sure the dealer initially tried to fix it with silicone; but it's back again. I'm going to tell them about this thread, and have them put in a new gasket kit.

    Thanks,
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    2016 Laramie here. Just picked up last Thurday. Drove it to the airport and it sat until this am. Got in and noticed water on the grab handle drivers side. First left hand turn and it poured out on my leg. Local dealership said we can get you in on December 17th.
    Not happy either. Truck is being driven from Oregon to AZ on the 18th.

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