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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!
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.
Posted on Mar 25, 2017
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your valve cover gasket may have blown. This can happen if you overfill above the required dipstick level. take off the valve cover and check the gasket. Better to be under the level than over. The oil preassure will try to blow from where ever there is a weak gasket.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
SOURCE: Carpet soaked-can't find leak
hello, make sure the drain line on ac coil is open, my uncle has a astro, with rear ac also, the line for the drain was cloged up also, needless to say his carpet was wet too, also if it has luggage racks on top, pull them off and put small amount of silicone undr the racks where screws go into the top of the van.
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
If no leak is found inspect the inside oil fill cap to the engine. If a yellowish cluster of pudding I call it is stuck inside the cap that is caused by coolant mixing with the engine oil. That means your head gaskets are at fault and they are in need of a replacement
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
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