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1994 Chrysler LHS Question: How does water collect in the trunk spare tire tub? The hatch rubber looks good.

 

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jalanfinley, 3.5L V6, Cleveland, MO, October 30, 2011, 15:54
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I used a shop vac to get it out then 1 week later a musty odor developed. I'm puzzled how the odor seems to come from the HVAC system vents. I've only had this car since Feb 2011 so I don't know if the water continues to accumulate. Is there a way to drill a hole for drainage without it then letting in road water from below and/or exhaust, or is replacing the trunk rubber the proper solution? Could there be two separate issues (trunk lid leak & HVAC mold)?

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    October 30, 2011, 16:42
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    rear window may be leaking.

    Roy

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    jalanfinley, October 30, 2011, 17:14
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    Thanks for your response. How would you suggest I determine the source? Could I run a low volume water hose over the trunk lid seals first & if no pool of water collects in the tub then proceed to the rear window?

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    mastertech6371, October 30, 2011, 17:27
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    thats exactly what we do. somebody in trunk with a light and hose it off.

    Roy

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    January 25, 2013, 11:21
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    On any car, water in the trunk can be caused by a broken seal around one or both of the tail-light assemblies. The assemblies would have to be removed, the old seal scraped away and a new seal installed. Hope that helps. - Good luck.

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    jalanfinley, January 30, 2013, 18:19
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    Thanks for your input.

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