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Old 04-12-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Default UPDATE

Trunk is still flooding. I think I located the issue, it seems to be getting under the weatherstripping. Although I siliconed and reinstalled, it seems to have come loose again. Looks like I will be getting new weather stripping.

I got new weather stripping for the driver front door and passenger rear door and the are definetly thicker than the original, or the original had smashed to a thinner size. They fit perfect and were easy to install.
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If you are still getting trunk leaks after replacing the weatherstrip, you should check the lid. Specifically the third brake light seal and the rear spoiler and applique bolts if your model has them. Many others have had the trunk body seams leak as well.

Can't help you with the yellow shifter clip. There is a thread on this forum where a member took apart a late model console and took pictures of the project. Try searching some more if no one else can answer.
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