90 sedan water help

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Mon Dec 24 07:28:15 PST 2007

At 08:39 AM 12/24/2007, you wrote:
>I'm the proud new owner of a 90 20v sedan.  I'm getting water in the trunk 
>and a little bit in the back seat.  The car is not rusted thru so I assume 
>I should be looking for blocked drains.  I looked high and low and 
>couldn't find anything. Can anyone give me a hint?
>   I did wash the car yesterday and removed about a pound of gunk from 
> between the trunk seal and the rear window.  Yech, that was nasty 
> stuff.  But while I was using the dremel to replace the fuel pump mount I 
> got another inch of water in the trunk so I assume it is backed up in a 
> drain that I can't find.
>   Thanks
>   jim
I don't have a 90 sedan, but I'll take a swing at it.

Probably somewhere above trunk floor level is a reservoir/chamber large 
enough to contain the water supply that yielded the inch of water you mention.

What chamber could it be?

Also, was the water that appeared limited to one side of the car, or did it 
appear on both sides? The answer might reduce the number of possibilities 
for location of a chamber/chambers.

When considering "chambers" I'd look for a water level in a tail light. Has 
the car got light pods in the trunk lid? That is another possibility.

Turn on the tail lights and have someone rock the car while you stand 
behind the car and look for a water level in the light pods.

Doyt Echelberger

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