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Old 11-19-2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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ok first off, mods i know this probably isnt in the right section
i just dont know where to put it
anywho, my car was in a wreck, but its fixed now
only problem is the trunk has a small leak
i poured water in it and can see where its coming from on the bottom side, but i cant tell where its at on the top side, like where its falling through
i got hit on the driver quarterpanel, and its leaking into the trunk right under the back left side of the trunk jam
i tried looking for holes and shining a light and everything through, cant find where its falling through at
any suggestions on a way to find the spot?
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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did you try looking from the inside? get in the backseat and shine a big flashlight through the pass thru while a buddy sprays water on the trunk?
edit: you might have to remove some of the trunk panels to find the source of the leak.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:24 PM   #3
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yes i got in the trunk while it was closed, had him pour water, and i had a light
i can see where its dripping from the bottom, but its just dripping off a plate and i cant tell where its coming from above that
tried shining a light through it
so idk
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:37 AM   #4
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i'd use compressed air and follow it with your hand as you trace spray the entire trunk line... then you can pin point it...



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Old 11-20-2008, 03:51 AM   #5
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Easy steps to figure out the source of a leak. I used to do this when I was working in a body shop.

Step 1
Find small friend (it helps if they aren't too bright as well )

Step 2
Give friend portable light

Step 3
Get hose out and start hosing the car

Step 4
Open a beer and enjoy refreshing beverage

Step 5
Pretend not to hear your friend screaming inside

Step 6
Open trunk to find friend soaked and then ask him/her where the leak was comming from
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:17 AM   #6
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i'd use compressed air and follow it with your hand as you trace spray the entire trunk line... then you can pin point it...



Good idea

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Easy steps to figure out the source of a leak. I used to do this when I was working in a body shop.

Step 1
Find small friend (it helps if they aren't too bright as well )

Step 2
Give friend portable light

Step 3
Get hose out and start hosing the car

Step 4
Open a beer and enjoy refreshing beverage

Step 5
Pretend not to hear your friend screaming inside

Step 6
Open trunk to find friend soaked and then ask him/her where the leak was comming from
Although that sounds very fun, I'm tryingto find out where it's coming in from on the outside
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:18 AM   #7
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use blue washer fluid and see where it leaves blue residue
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