I have a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox with water in the spare wheel compartment. I drained the water but it keeps filling up after 3 weeks or so. I can not find any problems with the rear door seal, What could possibly be causing this problem?
I ran into this same problem. I took my 2006 Equinox to a dealer and they found that the water was coming in where the wire harness for the hatch back goes in to meet with the rest of the car on the passenger side near the hinge. There was no sealant there. They put some sealant on and problem was solved. It might be a good idea to look here first.
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If you take the spare out and remove the carpet (if there is carpet), theres usually a drain plug on the bottom of the vehicle....You can also crawl underneath and see it....It has probably dry rotted.....You can order a new one or seal it both bottom and top with something like rubber in a can....
Pending where you live, it may be condensation build up in the spare tire itself due to the heat inside the compartment...try taking the tire out for a time period and drive without a spare. That sounds risky yes...but it could be just the spare itself. In that case you'd just need to go out and purchase another spare and take the old one back to the dealer and tell them that something is wrong with the spare that you are giving them. If its not the tire...go to the dealer and have it looked at by a mechanic.
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The back side glass seal is leaking or wheel well seam leaking take the tire out drill a hole 3/8 or so
in the bottom so it drains when it rains or check it whith a warter hose
to find out where the warter is comming from
The area under the spare tire in my 2002 Highlander has been filling with water, sometimes becoming so full that it overflows when driving and soaks the carpets all the way up to the front seats. The problem, which I finally figured out today, was small cracks, just above the point where the air cylinders that hold the tail gate open are connected to the body. The cracks on both sides were apparently never sealed during assembly. Water flowing back over the top is supposed to enter the slot between the roof and the top of the tail gate, flow down either side, and then exit over the rear bumper. In my case, water was flowing into the aforementioned cracks, down inside the vehicle, and accumulating in the wells on either side of the spare tire compartment, as well as the area under the spare time. My solution was to seal the cracks with a silicone sealent. This has to be a design or assemble fault, but the fix was too simple to bother the dealer. Now I just neet a week of sunshine to dry the Highlander out.
I had the same problem. It is due to a leak in the weather stripping on the back gate. My dealer replaced that. Now, the front of the truck is getting soaked on the inside because the weather stripping around the doors are cracked. I am considering buying a car cover because I can't afford 1000 bucks for something so stupid. Never had this problem with any other Car or SUV.
U need to carefully check the seams of the sheetmetal for any sign of water or dirt from the road, there is no common leak on these cars, in fact they seldom leak anywhere, the water is most likely splash up from the road, unless u left something out like it was sitting when this water accumulated. Let me know that info.
I am going threw the same situation with the leaking water under the front dash and standing water in the carpeting causing mold..... also i had a leak in the back hatch causing standing water in the spare tire hold. Just took it to the dealership and its a sealant leak, apparently its common in 2006 Equinox's. Mine is costing $850 to fix the seals, but would be $2000 to do the seals and carpet. My partners' dad is going to replace my carpeting, but i am having the dealership fix the seal leaks.