PostWhore, The AFDB is on a lil tight.
Try a mister attachment. Run a time lapse camera with a light on whiel it rains in your trunk.
That, I think, is exactly where mine has a light leak. If it rains for a day or 2 I will get water in the trunk. I saw the seam sealer lifting so I have to get in there to get it out and replace it.The common culprit is the panel between the trunklid and rear window, the seams where it meets the quarter panels can leak if the factory seam sealer breaks down.
If someone doesnt get it before me I'll snap a pic off tomorrow. I will be out there washing it tomorrow to get it ready to get back on the road anywayAny pictures of exactly where those seams are? Are they the really thin seams parallel to the quarter panels that lead into the trunk jams?
I'd be interested in seeing pics of this as well. I bought a new seal not too long ago, but still found some moisture in there a few days ago.If someone doesnt get it before me I'll snap a pic off tomorrow. I will be out there washing it tomorrow to get it ready to get back on the road anyway
I used to work in a Toyota Manufacturing plant .. on the Body sealer line in the Passenger paint department, applying seam sealer and skiving corners.Alright, there doesn't seem to be a collective thread on the causes of our trunk leaks, and ways to prevent/ fix them altogether. A couple years ago my Cougar was rear ended by a pickup truck and it was fixed up pretty well. The only issue is I have some leaking up near where the trunk lid support arms attach to the body of the car. I think that the rear window seal is cracked and leaking, or maybe some body seams I'm not seeing. My trunk seals look fine to me, they are still supple and have no cracks or splits, so I don't think that's an issue.
If you have trunk leaks or any information to help fix them, feel free to post your heart out in here!
Checked these seams on my cougar, and they are indead split, very very small cracks but I guess water doesn't need much room to get in. I think I'll have to use a metal pick and just pull the old sealer out and use RTV as some of you suggested. We will see what happens I suppose!