LeBaron GTS Rear Hatch Water Leak

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by heffron, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. heffron

    heffron Guest

    I'm getting water in the trunk of my 1987 LeBaron GTS. I'm pretty
    sure it's coming in from the top or hatch instead of underneath the
    car, because an inch or so of water will collect in the spare wheel
    well after a good heavy rain without the car being driven. This body
    style isn't the normal LeBaron, its the AH body, like the Lancer. If
    it matters, it has a power sunroof, and I'm not sure where the drain
    tubes from the sunroof go, and they could be the culprits, but I think
    it's getting in around the hatch or somewhere back there, as that's
    the only part that gets wet. the weather seal appears to be in good

    If anyone has experience in fixing this, I welcome their input
    heffron, Feb 9, 2006
  2. heffron

    kmatheson Guest

    If the seal for the rear hatch looks okay, I would suggest using a
    sheet of paper to check for sealing. Close the hatch on the paper where
    the leak is suspected. It should come out with moderate pulling, but
    not with ease. Another way to check is to have someone spray water
    around the hatch while you observe from inside. We used both these
    methods when I worked at dealership to make final adjustments after
    body work was done.

    -Kirk Matheson
    kmatheson, Feb 9, 2006
  3. heffron

    heffron Guest

    that's a sound suggestion, I'll give it a try
    heffron, Feb 9, 2006
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    vandammes Guest

    I had the same problem with my 98 Neon. In fact, that's probably why
    the last owner got rid of it. A month after I got it, water started
    sloshing into the rear seat foot wells.

    Well, after much fooling around, I discovered the tail light gaskets
    were leaking. It's a crappy foam stuff that doesn't fit well. I gooped
    it up with duct sealer putty (didn't use RTV cuz I wanted to get the
    taillight out some day) and it hasn't leaked in the last 6 years.


    Rome, NY
    vandammes, Feb 11, 2006
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