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Plugs at the bottom of the door drains?

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Harley McIntyre, February 4, 2020.

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  1. Harley McIntyre

    Harley McIntyre Member

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    Why are these there? Do they actually serve a purpose? I'm missing a few so I'm just not sure if they really matter
     
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  3. Littleant

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    Great question Harley. Often wondered myself. I sprayed fluid film in all my doors and the fluid film destroyed the pluga. So I just left them out. If the plugs are left in any water can accumulate in the door. But there are 2 small weep holes in the outer most corner of the doors that can plug up and not drain water. I would leave them out. So why did Ford put them there ????????
     
  4. Harley McIntyre

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    Yeah it really seems weird to me, i might just take the rest of them out since it seems like they will just reduce the effectiveness of water draining and increase the likelihood of dirt and other stuff getting lodged
     
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    They are designed to exclude dust. In some market areas, heavy road dust is a problem.
     
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    I've actually had the opposite problem recently. On my driver side rear door, after it rains (or sometimes just a very cold, humid day), when that door is opened, a bit of water pours out of the cabin. It's as if I had a small leak in the weather stripping up top, and it could not find it's way out. But when I look around the perimeter of the door, I can't find any wet/dirty "trails" from water making it's way in. My concern of course is standing water on that sheet metal.
    Ideas?
     
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    Barkesman you have an interesting issue. My first thought was humidity but not real sure. Are you saying the inside of just one door is getting wet?
     
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    Is the water nightly condensation sitting in the fold of the upper door weatherstrip?
     
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    Yes, it's only on that 1 door. I really don't think it's humidity because (1) it doesn't happen on any of the other doors, and (2), it's a decent amount of water (about a cup, I'd estimate), not just some drips.
     
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    the holes are there to let the E coat drain after the vehicle is pulled from the dip tank then they get capped off
     
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