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Old 03-10-2004, 12:49 PM   #1
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Anyone ever had problems with a leaking trunk (i.e. rain coming in).
I have checked the trunk seal and it appears to be in good condition.
No cracked paint, or body work thats in need of repair.

Had no problem with the snow in the winter, just a recent rain storm...

Thanks for your ideas.

PS - It'* pooling in the spare tire holder.
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not at all
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welcome to my world, ive given up i bought a new trunk seal and sealed the trunk, resealed the tail lights and it still leaks i quit trying and drilled to small holes in the lowest part of the spare tire area.
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Things to check (all have done this at one time or another on many cars here):

1. Antenna. Make sure the power antenna drain is properly connected and routed, and not plugged.

2. Taillights. Remove all the assemblies, and make sure there'* no water in there. Put a very small bead of silicone sealant on the face of all the seals where they mate to the chassis before re-installing.

3. Rear window seal. Specifically where the water runs down the glass and meets the rubber for the first time. I had a leak here between the glass and rubber, and used a small TINY bead of silicone sealer to fix it.

4. Condensation. Make sure you have all the carpeting installed, especially the trunk lid carpet. Water condensation can drip down from here. The carpet helps insulate, preventing condensation.
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their a power antenna drain? where my car used to have one but some kid broke it in half. that could be my leak.
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Will - thanks for the tips #1 never even occured to me...

#2 just took off the tail asembly a few weeks ago to replace the backup lights, didn't think it would have to be resealed since there is a seal there. Will check that to.

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