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Old 12-08-2015, 07:34 AM   #31
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Well, so far so good, it rained for a few hours, not really hard though, I checked the trunk after it stopped, and both the trunk, and the brake light housing were totally dry.
I'll have to take it though a car wash, or wait till we have a hard rain before I know if it is totally leak-free now.
I'll check the floorboards today and see how they look..
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I should have known it was too good to be true, checked the trunk and there is no water in the trunk itself, but the brake light housing has water in it on the rear driver side again.
I'll look it back over in the morning, but I am not sure how the hell it is getting in there, I have sealed almost everything that I can seal, yet the water still finds a way in.
I also checked the floorboards in the rear, and water is still coming in, I swear I am half tempted to sell the damn car to somebody that has the patience to do what needs to be done to stop the water leak issues.
I still have a few things to try, but I am doubtful it will stop the water from getting in, at this point it cannot hurt to try.
At least I have a tarp, of course I cannot use it till I can get the damn car to dry out on the inside, lol
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I am going to check my "SEAL. Cowl Ledge. Hood Panel." and see what condition it is in, I may clean it up, use some sikaflex and put it back on.
I know I just need to remove the seats and take the carpet up totally, just been hoping I would not have to do that.

As for the break light housing, I'm going to find some rubber washers to use on the bolts that hold the housing to the cars frame.
If that does not work I guess I'll be using a tarp on it, and then I'll get a job and try to get some positive income coming in, then I'll go ahead and buy the Black SC PA I have been wanting for a while, it is still available..
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Decided to try to get some pics of the brake light housing area.
You can see in the pics where the water is pooling up inside the housing at, eventually it will ruin the almost brand new brake light seals I put on not long ago.
In one pic I circled the areas where I think the water could be coming in from, I just cannot see it being able to come in from anywhere else, other than possibly the bolts that hold the housing to the cars body, but like I said I did put silicone on each side, maybe the silicone failed somewhere.
Excuse the messy silicone job on the are where the weatherstrip is that is above the housing for the brake lights, I was frustrated from the many failures to stop the leaking, so I got sloppy.
I plan to clean it up, remove that strip and replace it if possible, and get some sikaflek under it before putting it back.
I can get bigger pics if need be, I resized them so they would not take ages for you to be able to see them.

I was going to go out and remove my seats today, and take the carpet up, then put the seats back, that ay I still have a drive-able car till I can find the leaks I have in the inside of the car that allow the floorboards in the rear to get soaked, it was too cold and windy though.
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I tried to find a new weather strip of whatever it is called in my middle pic, the part circled, I was not able to find the part so I guess I'll have to remove and try to clean up the old one, then seal it good with sikaflex, or I'll have to find a way to improvise..
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I found a decent video that helps one know how to look for water leaks, or wind noise..

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Interesting, at 15:50 he mentions a drip rail, which if it has a gap can cause wind or water leak issues, I did not think that trim could let water in, the trim along the top of my windshield has a little gap in a few areas, I wonder if I can remove the trim, clean it if it has any dirt/grime causing it to be lose, and then snap it back on, maybe with a little sealant?
I know he is pointing out an issue on the window, but I have the same trim above the windshield, also I do have a rear door with the trim coming loose as well, it will not oush back into place, it may have dirt/grime under it, r it is just warped..
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