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Old 06-11-2006, 01:43 PM   #1
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Fixed - Water in the Spare tire well

Alright for some time I have been really lazy and not done anything about the water getting into my spare tire well. I had to go to Automotion the other day to pick up a part and figured i would ask about it, they told me it was the gasket for the rear tail lights. So today I figure it was nice out I took a look. Turns out it was not the gasket for the rear tail lights but a different drain gasket. After Fixing thie problem i realized how lazy i really was, this was very easy to fix.

1. Remove the rear carpet from the luggage compartment. To remove the entire carpet you must fold down the rear seats and there are 4 tabs hold the carpet to the bed, they just pop off. Mine was soaked and a nasty mildew smell was all over it so i completely took it out of the car to dry.

2. Unscrew the top of the speaker cover to gain access to the right/left panel what ever side yours tends to be leaking from mine was the right. Take that off.

3. Remove the side carpeting all the way If you want, I removed my entirely from the car as to let it air out as the bottom was all soaked.

4. Once you remove the side carpeting you will see a black hose that drains the water from the top of the hatch and runs to the bottom of the car. Follow this down and it will lead to a rubber gasket at the rear corner. Take out the rubber gasket and unclog it.

Itís not necessary to completely remove the side carpeting to gain access to the gasket.

Once I took the hose out of the gasket water that was still left in it split out, my gasket was completely clogged. Itís not necessary to completely remove the side carpeting to gain access to the gasket.

Hope this helps anybody thatís having this problem

Dan

The pictures are crappy because they are taken from a cell phone so donít mind the strange color think I had it on some kinds of night mode



Tabs that are holding the rear carpet in place, there are two more on the other side of the hump.



Here i took the rear hatch cover off to gain access so i could remove the side carpet.



Tube leading to the gasket thats clogged



Hole without the plug drains to the ground.
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:06 PM   #2
 
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This is EXACTLY what I was looking for, a tutorial with pictures to show what to do....
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:19 PM   #3
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my C-900 has a similar issue in heavy rain. I have found SEVERAL places it gets in from... rear tail light gaskets, rear hatch weather stripping, rear window weather stripping, and the power antenna drain... After I addresed most of the leakes by either replacing or cleaning & siliconing the old gaskets, that fixed all the leaks into the tire / rear seat area.
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that tube is actually the sunroof drain. but either way good job!
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