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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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This isn't very "technical" but I'm not sure where to put this so I am going to post it here. Awhile back I noticed that the inside of my trunk was wet from where it rained that day. It's not as bad as my friends Caprice, his leaks so bad that the trunk smells like mildew. Anyhow, I was wondering if there is some type of sealant I could use or if I need to replace the lining. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 07:11 PM
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probably a bad weather strip/seal thing. if you go back and find the "how to remove stock headlights" somebody (i forget who) posted instructions
these instructions are 4 pages long and also include how to remove and replace the weather strip. so, maybe you can get a new one.

or you can use some kind of silicone stuff to fix the seal you have already...

i'm not an expert, so wait for another opinion... but it just sounds like a bad seal to me

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just curious, because I also have a minor leak but do you know where it is leaking from??? like what side of the trunk?
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Thanks for the suggestion Pat, I will do a search on that thread when I get back from classes today. It probably is a bad seal considering it on leaks on one side of the trunk.

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Originally posted by reality1011@Jan 12 2005, 01:14 AM
just curious, because I also have a minor leak but do you know where it is leaking from???* like what side of the trunk?
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If you are facing the trunk, the right side of the trunk will usually be damp.
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hmmm... same side....

do me a favor and take off the piece that covers the locking mechanism on your trunk, its a big piece length wise and its a pain in the ass to get out....

when you do that try to centralize the area that it is coming from
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My car is still at the body shop, the guy fixing the damage said it should be one more day. So when I get my car back I will check it out and try to pinpoint where it's leaking from. Is that why you are trying to get a new trunk mat? water damage?
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na, I installed a fold down wall and cut my old mat....
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Get a pitcher of water and go open the trunk. Pour the water into the rain channel where you suspect the leak is, and look for dripping or moisture on the interior of the trunk. Depending on its location, it can easily be sealed with some indoor/outdoor silicone, which you can get at Walmart or any hardware store.

If you don't feel any water leaking in when you do this, the water must take an odd path into your trunk. Chances are something is dislodged or a seal has been broken. I had a Miata and had the same problem, on the right side of the trunk. Turned out the tail light assembly would slowly accumulate water and funnel it into the trunk.
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I have siliconed numerous parts of the trunk, I think the next best thing is getting a new weatherstripping.
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that would be wise



my trunk smells mouldy.... i think i need new stripping too
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