Was going to get a new gasket /rubber seal for around the trunk area, because when it rains it get really wet inside. After a freind looked he said it wasn't the seal around trunk. Can you tell me how to locate the problem or what it could be. Thanks
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Well, you have a gasket leak around the trunk lid is my opinion. Check the rubber seal around the lid for tears or missing pieces. You can get a new gasket at any parts store. And a wet vac will take care of the water in the trunk. Good luck
It is most likely the boot rubber seal there is commonly two rubbers that adjusts the boot close height see if you can turn the right hand adjuster in to make a firmer seal. Also check that the seal is not pinched and is located properly. After market rubber is not expensive if you want to try to replace the whole seal.
has the car been in any accidents? if so, it could have a small crack in the seam sealer of the panel. Lock for any spots of sealer and see if it has a visible crack or hole. Also, if your back glass is leaking at the bottom it could find its way into your trunk. Also re-check the gaskets, the get flimsy with old age and may look fine but not be touching everywhere still. Check and see if one spot of the gaskets is dirtier then the rest. This is usually a telltale sign of water or air getting through.
Check the trunk rubber for damage and/or improper mounting.
There will ordinarily be drain holes in the area where the tail light assemblies mount to the back of the car. If they are plugged up, the water will have nowhere to go when it rains, and will seep through the gasket between the tail light housings and the body metal.
If unable to find the problem, have someone soak the back of the car in the trunk / tail light area with a garden hose, and watch for water intrusion from inside the trunk with a flashlight (hopefully, the rear seat backs flip down so you can gain access to the trunk from inside the car).
Open the trunk, and look at the seal. Is it torn ripped, or flat in areas? Also is there old leaves or trash built up around the seal? You can get a new seal from the dealership, and is easy to replace. It just pushed into place. Just make sure the seam( or ends) are in the center at the bottom of the trunk. Being rubber, they do wear out.
When diagnosing a water leak, here's a handy tip. Check the accumulated water. If the water is dirty, look for leaks from the underside of the vehicle (floor, wheelwells, etc). If the accumulated water is clean, look for leaks from the topside of the vehicle (trunk seal, window seal, etc). To find where the water is coming from, shut yourself in the trunk with a flashlight and have an assistant run water over the trunk with a garden hose. You may have to remove some of the interior trunk trim to see exactly were the water is coming from, but chances are you'll find it. Also another common cause of water leaks are from impact damage, so check for collision damage repair. while your in there. -hope this helps.
My 1990 Honda Accord does this too. When I wash it or when it rains. If I open the trunk/deck lid water flows out of the right rear tail light housing into the trunk.
Solution: get some rubber gasket sealant and apply under the lower gasket around the rear window on each side at the corners. Allow for drying time. Close the trunk and try some water if this doesn't work you will likely have to replace the rear window seal.
Check for defective spot welds around the plastic inserts on the left and right
sides of the trunk. If the spot welds burnt through the metal, there will be holes were water can get in. Use some JB Marine Weld to seal up any holes or cracks in the sheet metal. Also, check the rubber drain holes under those
inserts, that are in the sheet metal of the car, to make sure they are
not blocked with road dirt. Also, check the weather stripping on the
outside of the car, adjacent to the trunk. If the rubber and chrome
trim weather stripping is pulling out (on the exterior of the rear
quarter panel), then water will leak through the little plastic
attaching screws and into the trunk beneath the plastic containers on the left and
right front sides of the trunk.
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.