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Leak in rear of Van

I replaced the rear hatchback door (5th door they call it) on my van and ever since; there is a leak that soaks the carper when it rains. The installer keeps telling me there is no leak around the door. He isn't the sharpest tool in the shed; as the leak is mainly on the right side and is definitely not coming in from the top anywhere. it seems to be coming in at a low level. I also notice condensation and some rusty looking sediment in the rear right lens cover towards the bottom of the tailight. I believe the leak may be connected to that. Any ideas on what I can do myself. I don't know how to access the light from inside and don't dare bring it back a third time to the guy who installed the door. Thanks!

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It could be the light. Some have a spongy felt type gasket behind them. They get dry and crumble over time. I would take the light out to see.

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It may well be the rubber door seal is torn or perished, which allows water to find its way inside.

Go to another workshop and ask their opinion .. explain that you've been to the original fitter twice. If they say the seal needs changing .. go back to the guy who fitted it.

If he can't do the job properly, take the van to somebody who can.

Posted on Mar 25, 2017

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