trunk leak on 1997 Cadillac Seville STS

i have a recurring leak into the trunk, resulting in a moldy/musty smell that permeates not only the trunk, but into the passenger compartment. After a hard rain, I might have as much as a standing inch of water in the spare tire well. The seal around the trunk cavity is not brittle, and seems to be in good shape. Any suggestions?

by in Hollister, MO on September 09, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on September 09, 2010
Sounds crazy, but get in the trunk with a flashlight and have someone pour water over the trunk with a garden hose and try to find the leak. You may need to remove some of the interior to see where the water is entering. Check really good around the taillights and trunk seals.
ANSWER by on December 26, 2010
I have the same problem with my cad sts 1997. Did you eve figured out what it is, since we cannot figure it out. I lined my trunk with newspapers and ran water outside, After I opened the trunk the newspapers where dry and there was lots of water in the tire well. I am at my wits end trying to figure this out. Do you know if Cadillac company is doing anything about this? I saw lots of people having the same problems. It looks likesome kind of defect by the manufacture of the body or I cannot figure this out. Luba
Related Items:
The trunk fills up with rainwater? Trunk seals appear to be okay..Does anyone else have this problem and where was the leak at?
I have 2 1999 Cadillac STS models and both of them leak water into the trunk when it rains. Since it is the same problem with both cars it must be a common defect for this model. Does anyone know ...
The rest of the trunk is wet also. We ran water over tail lights etc. No water leaks. The gaskets look good. Can water leak in through the vents on the side/inside the trunk?? Any suggestions???

Related Content