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Drivin' Maniac
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Apologize if this has been covered, but what are folks using nowadays to replace the rubber seal that prevents water from entering the rear liftgate, around the wiper motor shaft?

MOPAR #05020389AA = "No longer available"


I've looked at some aftermarket providers like Dorman, no luck.



The pertinent dimensions are :

Wiper shaft: 20.1 mm or 0.8"
Liftgate hole/opening: 35.1 mm or 1.4"

If no one has a verified replacement, I'll start looking at industrial suppliers...maybe I can score a free sample. :devilish:
 

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Bone yards are full of 4th gen vans...
If you have the original, you can make a mould and cast one out of black RTV (or just seal the opening and unplug the motor).
 

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Drivin' Maniac
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Bone yards are full of 4th gen vans...
If you have the original, you can make a mold and cast one out of black RTV (or just seal the opening and unplug the motor).
I would think that most 20 year old seals would suffer the same fate, as our car has been garage kept and it still failed.


The original piece has actually fallen apart. I have applied some grease to resist water temporarily.

I have an inquiry out to Heyco Inc (a local rubber provider) that I have dealt with in the past for rubber bits on our 35 year old sports car. I'll update the Topic with possible solutions.

 
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