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When it rains water in in the rear sloshing

When it rains my sebring convertible has water sloshing in the rear somewhere. is there a drain that empties this problem if so where is it exactly

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Many cars do have drain holes that are along the rain wells, or where the rain flows down around the lip of the trunk. If you pop open the trunk, look along the lip of the trunk for what appears to be craters or indentations along this trail. You may have to run your finger along the rim to find them. Many times they fill with dirt, or other debris and get plugged. This happened to me and I had someone blow them clear with an air hose.

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There are small slot shaped openings at very bottom of the rear quarter panels...they get clogged w/ dirt . just take a small knife to clean them out then the water will drain.

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