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Old 01-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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My car leaks...I hate rain

I drive a 2002 sonic blue SVT
her name is sasha
Sasha is slowly getting repairs and upgrades, but one thing that i failed to fix all last summer was a leak!

I discovered one day after a heavy rain storm that i had about an inch of water in my spare tire well. The jack was rusted through as was the metal in the well.
I pulled off the rear bumper as well as the ENTIRE interior of the car.
I searched and searched for the leak, simulating a monsoon of a rain storm, and tried sealing what i thought was the leak. Afterwards, i sanded and painted all the rusted metal and cleaned the car and everything, put it all back together and thought i was done.

Lo and behold, i used old silicone and it never dried.
Sasha still leaks.
Nothing to rust now, but just knowing that i have water back there bothers me hugely, and i want to upgrade the stereo and make a falsefloor, put some serious investment back there. I cant do that with a wet floor.

I think it is leaking from a bolt hear on the driver rear tail light because it runs down a sidewall inside by the air vent (that is usuallly under the exterior bumper) and leaks through and runs into the spare tire well.


Has anyone had a similar problem with their car? any tips of finding the leak? and sealing it?


any body shop guys that can tell me common places to have leaks??

any help is greatly appreciated.


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