Plymouth Acclaim- Trunk Leak

Old 12-25-06, 12:37 PM
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Exclamation Plymouth Acclaim- Trunk Leak

I'm new to this site, I got a Plymouth Acclaim for Christmas and do not know much about cars.

The trunk has a tendency to leak during heavy rain storms. Any idea what the problem is and the way to fix this problem also what is the best way to remove the stale water odor from my trunk?

Any help would be greatly appreciated; I could really use your expertise.
Old 12-25-06, 12:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums and Merry Christmas!

I would look at the rubber seal that goes around the trunk. Make sure it is not missing. If it's damaged, you can buy some rubber weather stripping at auto stores or even Home Depot.

Also, look at where your tail lights enter the trunk. Thats another leak point.

Regarding the smell,
The best option is to shampoo the carpets and leave the trunk open so air can get in it.
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Don't forget to check the rear window too...........Actually........The best way to test is to have a friend (Someone you can TRUST) close you and a flashlight in the trunk............Then hose it down good until you see where the leaks are coming from.........
A little old Chevy trick from the days when Camaros had them awful big tailgates..........If you find that the rear gasket is compressed but not torn and is the sorce of your leak, slip some vacuum hose to "re-inflate" and improve the seal......
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Thank you for all your help,

I have checked the seal around the perimeter of the trunk and it seams brand new there are no signs of dry rot or damage. I have locked myself in the trunk to determine where the leak was but there was no obvious leak. I will attempt it again and keep you further posted. Please let me know if you have anymore suggestions.
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1st, Hi Everyone. Been gone for a while, But I'm Back.

Every MOPAR trunk water leak I've ever seen (Except for the late 80's Intrepid) has been Tail Light Lens seals. Unlees there has been body/ accident damage.

The fix is remove the lens and the seal, try not to tear the original seal, clean the area well, so its clean and dry and apply a thin coat of RTV (You can get it @ any Parts Store) on both side of the seal and reassemble.

PS: If the seal won't come off the lens, just apply to the body side. The leak is most likely between the seal and the body.


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