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Water in trunk of 96 RL    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2009 20:04
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I have water that pools in the trunk of my 96 Acura RL when it rains. The seals around the rear window all seem good, and I am puzzled about where else ito might come from. There is a sunroof in the car, so maybe the drains for that?? Anyone have ideas?
Mike Freitas
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Re: Water in trunk of 96 RL    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2009 20:24
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You are correct about the drains for the sunroof. That is the problem for sure. The sunroof has 4 drain holes located at the corners. Take a airhose with a rubber tip and blow air through the drains.

That 'should' take care of the problem.

Good Luck!

CivicB18
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Re: Water in trunk of 96 RL    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2009 20:58
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I doubt its the roof drain tubes as its more likely from deteriorated seals around the rear tail lights. This is quite common on older Honda/Acura cars as my 95 Civic EX sedan leaked also and it came from the passenger side rear light. Ive also had previous Civics do the same thing.

The best thing to do is right after it rains check the trunk for wet areas under the carpeting under where the lights are. This is how I discovered my leak and since replaced both side with new housings. No leaks.

~Patrick

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Re: Water in trunk of 96 RL    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-08-2009 18:15
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CivicB18 wrote:
I doubt its the roof drain tubes as its more likely from deteriorated seals around the rear tail lights. This is quite common on older Honda/Acura cars as my 95 Civic EX sedan leaked also and it came from the passenger side rear light. Ive also had previous Civics do the same thing.

The best thing to do is right after it rains check the trunk for wet areas under the carpeting under where the lights are. This is how I discovered my leak and since replaced both side with new housings. No leaks.

~Patrick



I agree with Patricks assessment also.as I had another car with the same problem. The seals around the taillights are notorious for leakage as well as the sunroof drains.

VTEC_Inside
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Re: Water in trunk of 96 RL    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-09-2009 11:04
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Mike Freitas wrote:
CivicB18 wrote:
I doubt its the roof drain tubes as its more likely from deteriorated seals around the rear tail lights. This is quite common on older Honda/Acura cars as my 95 Civic EX sedan leaked also and it came from the passenger side rear light. Ive also had previous Civics do the same thing.

The best thing to do is right after it rains check the trunk for wet areas under the carpeting under where the lights are. This is how I discovered my leak and since replaced both side with new housings. No leaks.

~Patrick



I agree with Patricks assessment also.as I had another car with the same problem. The seals around the taillights are notorious for leakage as well as the sunroof drains.



Another vote for taillights....

Failing that, you might want to pull up the trunk seal itself and have a look. We had a '92 Integra with a leak that was bypassing that seal.

I pulled up the seal in the problem area, filled the recess in the seal with silicone, put it back into place, cleaned the excess and it never leaked again.


 
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