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Old 07-03-2009, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got in my trunk to get out my lug wrench in discovered water in the spare tire well .Any ideas about were this is coming from? There is a rubber seal in the bottom of the well that i sealed up but i was wondering if anyone else has this problem.
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not sure of taurii, i don't have the problem, but on my cavalier the water was coming in on the vent that is on the side of the trunk behind the rear wheel. it is covered by the side of the bumper cover. anyway the cavalier was getting water in through there when the water would be thrown off the tire. the only fix for the cavalier was to have the dealer install what basically looked like a bottom of a oil jug (4 gallon one or whatever the size is) was screwed and sealed up and that ended the problem. again not sure about the taurus but i would check that and check the trunk wheather stripping
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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on my sable it leaks in around the top corners of my trunk seal it just doesnt meet up right or something
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I have a 2000 Mercury Sable that had water in the spare tire well and tried everything to find the problem including closing the trunk and running a hose and found no leak at all. The rubber seal was fine and to this day I've checked maybe once or twice a month and no water. This occurred over two years ago. I thought it had to be the gasket around the trunk but apparently not. If you find out where the water came from please post your findings.......thanks.......
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I have the same issue. It has been bothering me for months. My particle board and carpet cover are starting to develop mold. I thought it was a leaky grommet beneath but I think perusing that is a lost cause.

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I too have had this problem on a gen 2 Taurus sedan. I found some small sources and fix them all but the problem did not go away. I later removed the tail light lens and found a good size opening. I fixed it with a body seam filler and it Solved the problem.

Keep looking until you find all of the sources. You need to be relentless.

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I have the same issue. It has been bothering me for months. My particle board and carpet cover are starting to develop mold. I thought it was a leaky grommet beneath but I think perusing that is a lost cause.

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Yea this is strange as the carpet cover and board are dry just wet in the wheel well .But i did seal the grommet .and i'll try the hose on it and go from there.
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My 04 Taurus was leaking around the trunk gasket near the driver's side taillight. After resealing it, I haven't had a problem.
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I helped fix up an 02 Taurus that my sister in law bought for herself.
It had the trunk leak problem too.

I climbed in the closed trunk as my wife ran the water hose over the rear window/trunk area.
I found leaks in two sections, repaired them, and so far, no more leaks!

One section is a plastic clip that holds the rear window glass in position (when its installed?).
Its located on each corner under the black plastic lip that is attached to the bottom of the window glass.

This black wierd-looking clip is placed in two sealed holes to keep it in place.
With this car, the clip was partially broken off, allowing water to come through one of the holes into the trunk.

In this instance, since the rear window was firmly in place, I broke off the rest of the clip and siliconed those two holes. That solved leak #1.

Leak #2 was found where the rear bumper is clipped to the body using 5 push pins.
You can see these pins when you pop the trunk lid and look under the gasket that is located at the bottom of the trunk on the outside.
Water was coming in through these push pin areas.
I removed each pin, siliconed it, replaced and solved the problem.

Don't forget to check your front passenger floorboard too.
There was a leak there too, the padding was totally soaked and gross on this 02.

I tore out and threw away the padding, picked up the carpeting as well as I could, and ran a fan in there for 24 hours to dry it out.
I replaced the padding with some basement carpet padding I had extra and put it back together.
I siliconed around the air conditioning drain located on the firewall behind the engine and that solved the problem too!!

I hope this helps out with some of the trunk/floor leak issues for our other members.
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