[s-cars] Wet Trunk??
LL - NY
larrycleung at gmail.com
Thu May 26 13:46:55 EDT 2005
My bet is the taillights.
LL - NY
On 5/26/05, Harold McComas <HaroldMcComas at comcast.net> wrote:
> I would guess that it is the rear window. First thing I checked (Visually)
> was the trunk seal. Pushed it down to make sure it was seated properly.
> Window seal would explain from where the water drips from.
> I will probably try using some flowable silicone whenever it warms/dries up.
> But first try to pinpoint where on the window it is leaking.
> Thank you
> Harold McComas
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kent McLean" <kentmclean at mindspring.com>
> To: "Harold McComas" <HaroldMcComas at comcast.net>
> Cc: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:14 AM
> Subject: Re: [s-cars] Wet Trunk??
> > Harold McComas wrote:
> >> Investigated and I have a leak in my trunk area. It seems to be coming
> >> from the rear deck (below/underneath the rear window), dripping on the
> >> carpet and collecting in the spare wheel well.
> > Three guesses:
> > 1) The seal around the back window has failed. Water runs
> > down the window, collects at the bottom of the window, finds
> > its way past the seal, then leaks into the trunk.
> > 2) It could be the rubber seal for the trunk is not sealing.
> > Check that it is not brittle, loose, torn, etc. But since
> > the trunk is protected by a channel/lip that directs water way
> > from it, I'd say #1 is more likely.
> > 3) Another typical source is the seals around the rear lights.
> > But you feel the leak is up under the rear window, so this is
> > least likely in your case.
> > When this rain stops (in NH, forecasted for next Tuesday!), dry
> > the area out real good, sprinkle talcum powder (or spray a foot
> > powder) around the suspected areas inside the trunk, then pour
> > water around the suspected areas from outside. Try to keep the
> > water contained to the area being tested. Try the seals around
> > the rear lights first, keeping water off the trunk as much as
> > possible. Let the water drain off, open the trunk, and check the
> > talc/powder for traces of water. If it's dry, move on up to test
> > the trunk seal. If it's dry, test the seal around the rear window.
> > --
> > Kent McLean
> > '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> > '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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