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Old 22 Aug 2007, 11:48 am
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Default What is the best way to fix a leaking trunk on a 1995 Honda Civic?

The car was hit from behind under the previous owner. When it rains hard, i generally find a puddle around the spare tire. I am not sure where the water is coming from.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 11:54 am
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run a hose on back window. you might be able to pinpoint where the water is coming in,also make sure the taillights are sealed properly.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:00 pm
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Since it was hit in the rear the force pushed the trunk and all in the back upward. Most likely after they fixed the car they didn't get it all back exactly perfect. I would bet its coming from your trunk seal and bet its coming from the top part below the back window. Easy way is to lay a hose on the roof so it flows over the back window, lay inside the trunk w/ the lid closed and w/ a flashlight. Make sure you have a 2nd person with you to let you out. You should see where the water is coming in. Get out and double check the spot on the trunk gasket. If just a small tear you can repair it with about any silicone gasket sealer. If its a major rip or all the way through I would recomend a new gasket.Now if get in the trunk and see no water at all. Then next step would be is to remove the spare tire and look under it. Most cars have a drain plug under the tire to allow water taht might collect a way out. But if that plus is missing this means a quarter size hole is open under your trunk. When it rains hard there is alot of over spray coming off your cars and others, it is getting in through that hole.That is where I would look, rare a tail light can cause water in a trunk as the tail light is curved inside and would reflect it back out.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:04 pm
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Your seal may be dried out so try rubbing it down with brake fluid first. that might do the trick.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:08 pm
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bring it to a mechanic
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 12:10 pm
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get in the trunk with a flashlight and have someone spraydown the car while you are looking for leaks. Usually its the taillight gaskets, but since youve been in a wreck, who knows what it is.
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