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spannerman1471
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Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by spannerman1471 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:57 am

Hi All when it rains l get a fair amount of water in the spare wheel well . Cant see where it may be comming from any ideas please.?
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Re: Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by Pod » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:23 am

If you take off the side trims in the boot and there's water in the rear quarter wells, then it'll be from the rear light assembly gasket(s). Otherwise it could be the boot seal is not glued in all the way around and some water is getting past it. The only other thing could be the mounting holes for the spoiler, but I wouldn't think that much water would get through?

You can clean out the boot well drains which will at least allow things to dry out. These very often get blocked with underseal, debris, rust etc.

Let us know how you get on!

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Re: Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by JohnRogers » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:32 pm

I had much leaking which was solved by replacing with a heavy duty boot seal.

Spoiler mounting holes were a possibility but were not guilty.

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Re: Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by GRNSHRK » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:34 pm

Moderator here, not sure about your issue, but I'm gonna move your thread to the exterior forum :-"
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Re: Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by spannerman1471 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks for your replys it gives me something to look at.
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Re: Water in the spare wheel well.

Post by Brucey » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:06 am

the other thing to look at is leaking sunroof drain tubes

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