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Old 12-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #1
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so my car is an 02 wrx and i keep getting water in my trunk ! i cheacked all my gaskets around the trunk and all seems ok (the water is soaking my trunk carpet no puddles but its always damp?) ithere any seals im missing ? anything underneath? could it be the strip above the windows? anyone else that has had this prob please share your input...im pretty good at figuring this stuff out usually but im stumped....and now that winter is hear my windows on the inside are always fogged whiuch is very agravating thanx for any help.......
p.s. also my heat doesnt seem to blow very hot either any ideas on this?
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Old 12-21-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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Most water leaks in the trunk area don't get the carpet wet (tail lights, rear body seals etc). They normally run into the spare tire well. Since thats not the problem you need to check other items. Has the car ever been in a accident? Has the rear glass ever been removed or replaced. The type of leak you have can be a body seam that is not sealed. I've seen one (05 STi) that had a factory seam not sealed just below the back glass which leaked onto the trunk carpet. I've also seen numerous cars with leaks after accident repairs. The factory seam seal can be cracked and cause a leak if not resealed after the repairs are done. Best thing to do is run water over the area and try to find the source. When I worked in a body shop there was a mobil service we used to fix leaks we could not find ourselfs. You need to get it fixed or you'll have mildew and rust issues.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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x2 with the leak diagnosis

Defog problem:
The car should use it's AC to defrost - it also uses the AC evaporator to blow dry air in defrost mode - sounds like this isn't working. HVAC system may need to be looked into.

Heat problem:
As for heat - does it get warm but not hot or not blow warm at all?
The thermostat could be getting blocked or something - a turbo charged engine should have NO problem coming up to temp quickly and then blowing tons of toasty warmth.

I would hate to tell you it's XYZ and you go buy parts and install them only to find out that it's not the problem at all - the car needs to be seen first hand for accurate diagnosis in situations like this.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:40 PM   #4
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the rear window seal may be bad as well
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #5
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thanx guys ill cheack into all asap !!! it blows warm air ...enough to keep the car comfy warm but it should get hot enough to turn the fan down...i can leave it full hot and the blower all the way up and it doesnt get hot in cab it just maitains its warmth...yea ive gotta find that leak its very frustrating
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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I had a problem like this in my trunk last winter. To find the leak, I layed through the trunk pass-through with a flashlight and had someone run a garden hose all over my trunk until I found where the water was coming through.
On mine, it was coming through under the rubber seal that goes around the edge of the trunk. I had to lift the seal slightly and add more silicone goo.
The problem has been gone for over a year now.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:14 PM   #7
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thank you very much im gonna do just that and also run a bead of silicone under the back window and hope that does the trick thanx for all the replys and merry xmas!!!
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