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bk7794 09-30-2012 11:41 PM

Rear Hatch leaking
 
I currently do not own this ford focus, but I was looking at one from a used car lot, not a body shop, and it was raining pretty hard just before. When I went to look at the hatch I noticed that the carpet was wet on one side. Now I was wondering is it a common problem for the gasket between the light and the body to go bad or is there no record of a problem.

Also is this a deal breaker?

Fattie 10-01-2012 01:17 AM

mine leaks thru the lights sometimes. not a big deal and not a deal breaker. rubber breaks down after down.

Fattie 10-01-2012 01:32 AM

for some reason i cant edit. i mean break down after a while.

02fordsvt 10-01-2012 06:12 AM

Mine used to leak through the moon roof and than flow down into the hatch. A simple cleaning of the seal and realignment of the moon roof fixed the problem.

Focusblackzx5 10-01-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bk7794 (Post 4381175)
I currently do not own this ford focus, but I was looking at one from a used car lot, not a body shop, and it was raining pretty hard just before. When I went to look at the hatch I noticed that the carpet was wet on one side. Now I was wondering is it a common problem for the gasket between the light and the body to go bad or is there no record of a problem.

Also is this a deal breaker?


My 05 zx5 did that 4 months ago when I changed my tails for aftermarket ones.
The metal screw on the side of the taillight ate the plastic washer when I put it back. Results : Water leaking. I used sillicone and now no more leak^^eheh

And I sealed the wings from the inside.

TerryB 10-01-2012 01:35 PM

Same here. I have aftermarket tails and my left light drips sometimes. Nothing bad, just a little on the cargo cover. It's probably the screw hole.

Sniper Focus 10-01-2012 07:28 PM

Mine leaked from hairline cracks in the seam sealer where the roof and hatch jamb meet. Before that I was chasing windmills sealing everything tail light related and the window triangles.

bk7794 10-01-2012 08:58 PM

Well the one thing that worries me is what if I can't fix it. Then I got a piece of crap on my hands. However if I can get it for a decent price then I guess it wouldn't be that bad.

But there is no common problems to go wrong? Where would I need to add some caulk?


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