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Old 09-10-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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Rear Hatch Area Water leak-Solution! (maybe sticky this one)

Slayed another dragon! Maybe half of the visitors to this website have already figured this one out, but here goes:
Water leaking into the right rear corner of the trunk has plagued me on my
'95 and '97 900SE's. I used to think it was coming from the hatch or the sun roof drain (possibly clogged and frozen/cracked) or the fixed side window behind the rear door. It comes from the area of the large grommet around the fill tube. There is a nipple on the grommet that locates it into a hole in the sheet metal. Unfortunately,this hole is on the bottom and the 1/2" or so of water that accumulates there will drain down into the interior of the trunk if the nipple has deteriorated. I fixed it with some Blue Permagasket I had, but any good gas resistant RTV should do.
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Got a picture of what exactly you're talking about?

I've had issues with water in the trunk of my 900. Got new rubber drains for the roof, resealed the rear windows, new taillight seals, etc...still get a bit of water in there.
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Old 09-10-2008, 07:51 AM   #3
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I have this issue on my Vig.

It's on my to-do list to investigate and fix. Judging by the location on the right hand side corner of the trunk, I would think its the same cause.
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I have the rubber all season mat in my trunk. After a hard rain there will be some drops on top of the mat in the rear rigght corner. There is an opening in the side panel directly above that wet spot. Must be running down from somewhere...
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Oh I'm so very interested in pictures of this. I'm getting tired of during the summer after lots of rain on the first nice day of pulling the entire hatch contents out and leaving the gate open to dry out.
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Oh, hi.


Same issue.

Pictures would be neato.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:26 PM   #8
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Water Leak

Like I said, I can provide a picture, but, remove your gas cap and pull out the plastic shield on the filler tube. There is a rubber seal that goes around the filler tube. Lift it up at the lowest point and you will see the little rubber "piton" (french) that goes down into the hole in the sheet metal. If you want, put on your gas cap, pour a shot glass, or 4 fingers, of whatever you want your trunk/hatch area to smell like. Watch it slowly go down. It ain't going into your gas tank or onto the ground. Now dry out the area and put a good gas resistant RTV (in case your one of those who insist on filling your tank to the tippity top) around the bottom half of the rubber seal where it interfaces with the sheet metal, especially in the area of the "piton". Voila!
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Awesome.


Maybe I can take some pictures tonight.

Thanks for the info!
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I see the plastic shield on the top of the filler tube...only problem is how do you get it out? Its not exactly loose or easy to pop off. Whats the trick?
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I'm going out right now.


Will report back.
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Quote:
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I'm going out right now.


Will report back.
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I dont have this problem with my ng fortunately.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:18 PM   #14
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You must pry:

(don't worry, I put a pad under the screwdriver)

Then you see this:


Then when you lift the gasket:

See next to the screwdriver blade?

Back of the ring so you can see where the clips are:

(the small ones go on the bottom)


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Water Leak

Thanks Palmer. Now what else needs fixin? My sunroof glass only goes up on one side when closing. Think I'll go to the junkyard and tear one of their Saabs apart to see what makes that sunroof "tick".
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No problem!


It's a common issue, so nice work!


...I also cleaned out that area on my car. I could not take it.
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Had a decent amount of rain here in NY this past Friday. Two taillight seals, new sunroof drains, plus sealing the filler neck and my trunk finally stayed dry!

Time to get some new carpet.
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:37 AM   #19
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Dude you rock. i now know where that horrilble water is coming from. YAY!!!!

and palmer you rock for the pictures. i know what I will be doing tonight.
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Wow, I didn't know this was such a common issue.

Thanks for the solution and photos.
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