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Water Leak

Discussion in 'Accord' started by sxyhnda, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. sxyhnda

    sxyhnda New Member

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    my 90 accord has a serious water leak in the trunk. i have been fighting this for about 2 years now. when it started it used to fill my trunk with about a foot of water during every decent storm. i have since repaired or replaced the trunk rubber, rear window molding, taillight gaskets, the seam sealer on the factory welds, and the antenae. despite this, water still manages to get in when it rains. it has slowed down alot, but is still enough to prevent me from putting any trim or carpet back in my trunk. has anybody with a 4th gen accord had this problem before? any ideas on where the hell its coming in?!?!?!
     
  2. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Got pics? I'd have to see it
     
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    x2, i think that's what i'd end up doing too. sounds like you've tried everything else. :shrug:
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    There sure has been a lot of posts lately with people having problems with 90 Accords.:g:
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    I got a 93 and no complaints with it.
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    There is always an execption to the rule isnt there? Id feal special if it was me lol.:D
     
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    Are your rear quarter panels rusted? look in the wheel well for rust holes too. That was the problem i had im my old 93 EX. Rear quarters where rusted and in rain storms it came in like a mo-fo... if that aint it id say you might not be getting a good seal around your trunk lid. Even with a new seal look for dents in there where the seal goes.
     
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    Another idea i used baking soda and powdered my whole trunk before a rain storm gave it about a half hour and checked it.. BWAM i saw the runs where it was coming from :)
     
  10. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    get ahold of a party fog machine or some dry ice/bucket of water. Insert in trunk, close lid, watch to see where the smoke comes out. Done deal.
     
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    sxyhnda New Member

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    all the posts about 90 accord problems were probably all me. i just joined and i'm finally getting help on all the problems with my little p.o.s. as and far as the drain hole; thats my current set up and has been for two years. it just gets old having metal for a trunk and not being able to store anything in there during the rain. i think i have the leak pin pointed to corners near my hinges. that could be either the rubber or the molding, i can't quite tell where its dripping down. i gess ill have to attack it with a shit ton of seam sealer AGAIN and see where that gets me............
     
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    "seam sealer" Not like caulking or sealing putty or anything right? Don't make it any worse for yourself :D
     
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    sxyhnda New Member

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    nah i've been using a "seam sealer" and its worked to slow the leak thus far.......
     
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    that's a good idear
     
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    Good luck with it i hope you get it fixed :) Water in my trunk ruined two of my 1400watt amps :(
     
  16. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Fold down your backseat climb in there with a flashlight and have your friend spray around the trunk area while you look for the leak.
     
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    yea been there with the water hose trick many times..... used to find the leaks quick because they were obvious. now the leak is smaller and more allusive. most of the time i cant get it to leak with a hose, but sure enough the next rain we get i find a little puddle in my trunk. i found that if i park my car facing uphill then the water seems to run off and it won't leak. but if i park it facing downhill it puddles up in my channels and it leaks into the trunk. so i'm pretty sure it's my rubber leaking on the corners. any pointers on fixing this? the rubber looks to be in good shape, so what would make it not seal?
     
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    Is the trunk closing flush with the body all around?
     
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    Sounds like something isnt lining up. Jump in the truck have a friend spray water on it look for leaks. Or you could go all custom and shave ur trunk lol All the cool kids are doin it. bet you its comming down the window
     
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