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Old 05-05-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Wet trunk anyone??

Before you go through and modify the seals and all that kibosh.. I may have a quick fix. Check on the sides of the car. (inside the trunk) On my sc2 there is a drain hose on each side and they were not connected to the body of the car. So the water was just draining into my trunk. I'm not sure if the drain hoses are only with cars with sunroofs but it pays to check it out if you have this problem. It fixed my problem and maybe could be the answer for yours..

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Old 05-05-2006, 10:30 PM   #2
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I already replaced the seals on my '02 (NOT under warranty ) and I haven't checked to see if it completely cured the problem. It did help, but I haven't had time to make sure it dried properly and monitor it further. I'll take at look at what you found as well, thanks. But I think it might be only for cars with sunroofs.

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:39 AM   #3
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I've had a wet trunk...

I threw some silicone insulation everywhere I thought water maybe coming from.
Still unsure as to whether it worked.... though, tomorrow I shall search for these drain hoses.

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Old 05-07-2006, 09:15 AM   #4
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Where exactly are these drain hoses located? I can't seem to find mine.

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Old 05-07-2006, 10:50 AM   #5
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Where exactly are these drain hoses located? I can't seem to find mine.
Do you have a sunroof? I'm quite sure now, that thaey're in sunroof equipped cars.

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Old 05-07-2006, 11:41 AM   #6
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No sunroof.... What would cause my wet trunk?

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Old 05-07-2006, 12:22 PM   #7
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my 01 SC2 did not have a sunroof, and i had this problem too. i would find water in the driver's side cubby hole on the side, under the carpet and everything. the best i could come up with was either the seal was not caulked properly or the little round rubber boot / valve-looking-thingy was letting it in. i never did figure it out.

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Old 05-07-2006, 01:09 PM   #8
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Yeah could be the seal, and in extreme cases it is a bad ot broken weld in the trunk under the polymer. I haven't rules that out yet for mine, hopefully this week, i'll get to the bottomof it for sure, and hopefully that new truck seal cured mine.

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Old 05-11-2006, 10:50 AM   #9
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Before you go through and modify the seals and all that kibosh.. I may have a quick fix. Check on the sides of the car. (inside the trunk) On my sc2 there is a drain hose on each side and they were not connected to the body of the car. So the water was just draining into my trunk. I'm not sure if the drain hoses are only with cars with sunroofs but it pays to check it out if you have this problem. It fixed my problem and maybe could be the answer for yours..
is there an illustration somewhere or can you describe where I would find these drain hoses?

This sounds exactly like what's going on in my car (97 SC2). Sunroof equipped. I know there's a problem with the sunroof seals (a fix for another day), but I would love to see if this is what is causing the problem with my trunk leak.

When it rains my car's nickname becomes "ol swampy"

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Old 05-11-2006, 05:35 PM   #10
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Default Re: Wet trunk anyone??

Ran into this with both my son's '94 SL2 and my '95 SW2. He had a problem with the car dying off every time he stepped on the brakes; turned out that the drivers side well where the ground is was full of water and corroded the ground junction bar. Cleaned up the ground and drained the water, but no idea where it is coming from. On my SW2, I drilled a hole and put a rubber drain from a VW Beetle headlight bucket to let the water drain out. Again, no idea where the water is coming from, but at least now it has someplace to drain.

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Old 05-12-2006, 06:56 AM   #11
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is there an illustration somewhere or can you describe where I would find these drain hoses?

This sounds exactly like what's going on in my car (97 SC2). Sunroof equipped. I know there's a problem with the sunroof seals (a fix for another day), but I would love to see if this is what is causing the problem with my trunk leak.

When it rains my car's nickname becomes "ol swampy"

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You need to drop the headliner to expose the frame of the sunroof module. There are probably instructions on here somewhere but, basically, unscrew the sun visors, take out the map light module (it has tabs on it...pull it out gently), remove the moulding around the tops of the doors and the cover for the top brake light above the rear window. You shouldn't need to take off the dome light. The headliner is held up with Velcro and you'll be able to feel those spots and pry it apart.

Once you drop the headliner, you'll see a hose nipple coming off each of the four corners of the sunroof frame. Inspect these to see if any of the hoses are not attached. There should be a black rubber drain hose from each one running down the roof frame. The front to go down the front A-frame in front of the doors where they drain out. The rears go down the rear A-frame along the trunk wells and drain out there.

If any of the hoses are not attached, water will drain out of the sunroof onto the headliner. Also, even if the hoses are attached to the nipples, take each one off and blow some compressed air through them. They occasionally get clogged and will back up when filled with water. A small air compressor or can of compressed air should work sufficiently.

Put all the cleared hoses back on. Some put a clamp or zip-tie on each to hold it on the nipple but this shouldn't be absolutely necessary.

Put the headliner and mouldings back in place and see how it goes.

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Old 05-13-2006, 11:03 PM   #12
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Actually, for the trunk drains of the sunroof, you don't need to pull out the headliner. I found mine (96 SC2) in the right and left trunk space. Just pull back the grey liner on the wheel well thingys and look for the black plastic cover. It looks like part of the body, but its just a rubber fitting. Pull (peel) it off. Then reach in and grab the 1/2 inch black rubber hose and the bottom of the hose will have a weird little slitted cap on the end. Pull off the cap, clean it out and put it back on. Then do it on the other side.
Woila! It's like a 10 minute job!

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Old 05-13-2006, 11:09 PM   #13
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No sunroof.... What would cause my wet trunk?
After I cleaned my drains, my trunk still leaked on one side, and I found that the water running down the back edge was leaking into the trunk (the trunk is a little cockeyed by about 1/4"). I siliconed the plastic in the trunk rim where the skin meets the metal, so the water that leaks into the truck edge will run down the chute and into the space between the frame. So far, it works like a charm.

I suppose I should figure out how to adjust the trunk lid so it sits perfect, but that's a job for another day.

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Old 05-14-2006, 03:11 PM   #14
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my trunk still leaked on one side, and I found that the water running down the back edge was leaking into the trunk
Here are some pictures of my dilemma. Is this the problem you had?
Might I have to remove the body.panels to locate the source of the leak?

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Here are some pictures of my dilemma. Is this the problem you had?
Might I have to remove the body.panels to locate the source of the leak?

No Sunroof
Hmm, I didn't have to remove any panels. I just siliconed the gap between the skin and the metal on the trunk edge lip and then siliconed the inside corner of the trunk near where the rear light connector is. In the 1st pics attached, the brownish deposits are the rain chute where I siliconed the skin to the metal. The 3rd pic is the inside corner. It rains like crazy here and I actually found the leak path during a heavy rain.

My car looks filthy (ugh) becuz I have a mickey mouse plexi drivers' window til next week...and I can't take it thru the carwash, but the dirt trail on the trunk edge shows right where the water drains off the outside roof and was leaking into the gap.
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I have narrowed it down. The water is coming in from the rear-side windows, at the point where the side window meets the body panel. I have attached a picture.

Has any one seen this before? What's the fix? Are the body panels going to have to be removed? Or do the windows need re-sealing? Any guidance would be appreciated.
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Here are some pictures of my dilemma. Is this the problem you had?
Might I have to remove the body.panels to locate the source of the leak?

No Sunroof

On the first pic what is that dark black rubber looking square piece along the side? The one on my car is cracking and falling apart, Is that dark square piece important? The first pic is where I am always getting puddles of water when it rains.

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I am also quite unsure as to what that piece is... and its importance.

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