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Old 04-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone else have a leaky trunk?

I get a puddles when i drive in the rain but it's not as bad when it's just sitting there. I've looked everywhere and sealed where the tail lights mount
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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You would do well to search some, there are numerous threads about water in the trunk. Along with leakage past the tail light gasket, other possible sources are through the tail lights themselves, the trim clips at the base of the rear window, the bumper cover support clips (supports the top of the cover haldway between the wheel well and the rear corner), the vent on the left side, the antenna hole, bad trunk gasket, rust through in the rear wheel wells. Remove your trunk lining, drop the back seat, and look inside the trunk as a helper sprays water over the rear of the car.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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You would do well to search some, there are numerous threads about water in the trunk. Along with leakage past the tail light gasket, other possible sources are through the tail lights themselves, the trim clips at the base of the rear window, the bumper cover support clips (supports the top of the cover haldway between the wheel well and the rear corner), the vent on the left side, the antenna hole, bad trunk gasket, rust through in the rear wheel wells. Remove your trunk lining, drop the back seat, and look inside the trunk as a helper sprays water over the rear of the car.
Damn, I didn't think there were that many different scenarios lol
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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I changed the tail light gaskets on my 91 accord with these,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190821035037...84.m1423.l2649

No more water in trunk afterwards, even after the big flood rain that recently took place in Chicago.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #8
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Same boat
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:30 PM   #9
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Most of the time it's gonna be your tail light gasket or the trunk seal gasket. I bought some JDM tail lights and the gaskets were different, left some big openings and my trunk was getting full of water. Changed them to oem gaskets & fixed the problem
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:55 PM   #10
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What? Jdm taillights?
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:01 AM   #11
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What? Jdm taillights?
They are the chrome lining oem tail lights and the figment to usdm cb's sux
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:44 PM   #12
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Damn, I didn't think there were that many different scenarios lol
Voice of experience, I've think I've had them all except a bad trunk lid gasket (the lip it is mounted to was rusting on my 90, but it wasn't leaking into the trunk). Also make sure the drain tube from the bottom of the antenna motor is properly connected to the drain grommet on the left side. Couple other places I have seen on my Accords: leak from the gas filler area; body seam above the left tail light, evidence of leakage around the bottom clip for the chrome behind the rear door opening on a sedan (streaks on the inside of the quarter skin I noticed when replacing the quarters in my "Rescuing Ruby" project).

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