The great flood of 2008
Well I just completed, almost completed, the clean up of the great flood. I had water in ever location possible, front and rear floor boards, trunk, everywhere. Thanks to all of the info on this board I was able to trouble shoot and hopefully solve my problems.
For the doors, I used the winshield ribbon sealer and replaced the old butyl in all four doors; which had failed (the barrier was still usable. It took 2 boxes, 15 ft in each box - from the local parts store they were $15/box. Funny things is all of the doors had been pulled off before due to finding many broken mounts. The trunk I could never truly locate but I suspect it was running under the seal at the bottom above the license plate. When I pulled it up it was damp. I siliconed it and put it back in. I also checked all the spoiler bolts and trim bolts, only a few were loose but none of them showed obvious signs of leaking. The spare tire area had about 4 inches of standing water that had been there for a long time because the spare tire had a slime coating on it as did the styrofoam support. I let it air out for four days in the garage but the carpet would not dry so I ended up removing all the interior and pulled the carpet completely.
Once everything dryed, I repaired the rusted areas in the floor pans, no rust through, so I just treated them with naval jelly and painted over them. I just got it all back together and I am waiting for 2 replacement door weather stripping pieces to arrive. The driver door had a slight tear and the rear passenger was deformed.
Quick question: In the console around the shifter I found a yello clip that was just laying. Any ideas what is is for? It is plastic and looks like it holds something in place, but I have no idea where is goes.
I did notice that there were all kinds of broken trim mounts. It looked as if someone had taken all this apart before. I also found the piece on the shifter that moves the red indicator, tell you what gear you are in, was broken. I could not find a replacement part number so I made one from a model car kit. Works fine so far, just not sure about long term.
Thanks again for all the info.