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Old 10-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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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?


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Old 10-01-2012, 02:17 AM   #2
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mine leaks thru the lights sometimes. not a big deal and not a deal breaker. rubber breaks down after down.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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for some reason i cant edit. i mean break down after a while.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:12 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:58 PM   #8
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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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