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Old 02-13-2020, 07:47 PM   #51
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So, is your issues resolved? I think I am leaking in the same spot on my 04.

No more leaks, finally. I found a THIRD leak behind the lower section of the left roof moulding. It snaps off pretty easily. There is another seam where the oem sealer was cracked, further forward on the lower left corner of the rear window. Eventually I will pop the rh roof moulding up and clean it and add sealer on that side also.



The long crack in the middle is the seam. In these pics it's not sealed. I had to use some grey hondabond sealer because the guy I got the good seam sealer for the other two leaks from wasn't there. I sealed it after the pics.





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Old 02-14-2020, 12:16 PM   #52
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My sedan has the same exact problem. only one side, drivers....
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:32 PM   #53
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I have significant cracks in the factory sealant.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SHuAR8PfKStuQ3eo7

Somebody else suggested flowable silicone, so I am giving this a try

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ac62YiQkeXxCaxDy5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8TpoGnswWXu1K8Tk6

I am going to add some more after it sets for 24h.

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Old 02-14-2020, 03:34 PM   #54
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I found a THIRD leak behind the lower section of the left roof moulding. It snaps off pretty easily.
How do you remove it?
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:03 PM   #55
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03 bugeye here, definitely happens to me whenever I wash my car or drive in rain any more than a drizzle. quite frustrating lol
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:32 PM   #56
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How do you remove it?
I used a plastic pry tool between the glass and moulding, starting at the bottom. It will snap straight out, and just move up a few inches to keep releasing the other snaps until you have enough off to pull the moulding over and tape it to the glass. That will keep it out of the way for cleaning and sealing. Mine snapped back in and stayed in, none of the clips broke luckily.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:35 PM   #57
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I have significant cracks in the factory sealant.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SHuAR8PfKStuQ3eo7

Somebody else suggested flowable silicone, so I am giving this a try

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ac62YiQkeXxCaxDy5

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8TpoGnswWXu1K8Tk6

I am going to add some more after it sets for 24h.

You need to remove the moulding to get to the actual seam that lets water in. It is under the moulding and on the left of the metal, the long single line in my pictures. I'm not sure the sealant puddle on the bottom with all the tiny cracks is where the body seam is. Mine was only leaking on the left of the channel, I sprayed soapy water and blew air from the inside to find the seam.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:12 AM   #58
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You need to remove the moulding to get to the actual seam that lets water in. It is under the moulding and on the left of the metal, the long single line in my pictures. I'm not sure the sealant puddle on the bottom with all the tiny cracks is where the body seam is. Mine was only leaking on the left of the channel, I sprayed soapy water and blew air from the inside to find the seam.
I have been trying to avoid removing the moulding as I am 100% sure I will mess it up. It is raining today, so if water gets in again, I guess I will go ahead and remove it.
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Old 02-16-2020, 08:14 AM   #59
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I used a plastic pry tool between the glass and moulding, starting at the bottom. It will snap straight out, and just move up a few inches to keep releasing the other snaps until you have enough off to pull the moulding over and tape it to the glass. That will keep it out of the way for cleaning and sealing. Mine snapped back in and stayed in, none of the clips broke luckily.
So, on the rear, by the trunk lid, you can pry straight up there?
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:46 PM   #60
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Yeah, at the bottom corner of the glass / bottom end of the moulding. I used an all plastic pry tool, the kind that comes with about four in a kit, and pulled a little on the moulding end with my finger then put the tool between it and the glass and popped it up. So long as you use a plastic tool the glass will be ok. It takes some skill obviously, but mine snapped out easily. If you move further up as each snap releases, you can snap it loose to the top of the window then just carefully pull it over towards the glass side and tape it to the glass.
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Old 02-27-2020, 06:38 PM   #61
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Ok, here is the latest update. The silicone seems to have resolved one of my leaks, (you are right in that I have several) The next largest one is coming in where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel. See video.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:21 AM   #62
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maybe buy the weather strip
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Old 03-15-2020, 10:25 PM   #63
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I removed my bumper and found the leak. I will post more tomorrow.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:43 PM   #64
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Been fixing all the holes under the factory sound deadener and was just about to put my subs in. Next day it rains and I see my right Tailight is leaking water through the gasket even thought I had just replaced it with a brand new one what can it be? Also where the weather stripping is the seams by there seem to let water go through into the trunk. What should I do I just tried to use seam sealer all over the seams on the inside . Itís Suppose to rain tomorrow but donít know what I should do about my Tailight but hopefully the seams wonít leak anymore.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:50 PM   #65
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I removed my bumper and found the leak. I will post more tomorrow.
When I first got my car, there was a rattle from the trunk area. There are studs coming through the trunk that hold the bumper cover top brace. The nuts on mine were so loose there were gaps between them and the metal. I'm not sure why they were loose, but since they had no gaskets I just put a little hondabond sealant on the threads and tightened them. Mine never leaked though.

Is that where your second leak was?
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:42 PM   #66
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Ok, here is the latest update. The silicone seems to have resolved one of my leaks, (you are right in that I have several) The next largest one is coming in where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel. See video. https://youtu.be/jZ-UjkGJFow
I think I might have the same type of leak on my 03' wagon. Water is getting in and collecting in the cubby for the scissor jack. I'll have to pull my bumper and see I guess. What am I looking for when I get the bumper off, or will it be obvious?
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I think I might have the same type of leak on my 03' wagon. Water is getting in and collecting in the cubby for the scissor jack. I'll have to pull my bumper and see I guess. What am I looking for when I get the bumper off, or will it be obvious?
it was obvious once I got the bumper off and got a light on it, see video(sorry about the air compressor)
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I sealed it up with Fuze It and, so far, no water




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Oh, when you take off the bumper do NOT just pull it and break the tabs. There is a 10mm (I think) just inside the wheel well, that you need to take off for the bumper to come off. I broke two of them before I stopped and researched. Remember, nothing in taking off the bumper requires all of your strength, if it is resisting, there is something you have not loosened yet.

I had to repair my mistake.
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it was obvious once I got the bumper off and got a light on it, see video(sorry about the air compressor)
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Oh, when you take off the bumper do NOT just pull it and break the tabs. There is a 10mm (I think) just inside the wheel well, that you need to take off for the bumper to come off. I broke two of them before I stopped and researched. Remember, nothing in taking off the bumper requires all of your strength, if it is resisting, there is something you have not loosened yet.

I had to repair my mistake.
Thanks. I'm going to give this a try soon. Hopefully it works.
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:53 PM   #71
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Those locations you applied sealant should drain out the bottom if they are allowing water in. There are drain holes at the bottom on both sides of the trunk in those corners. Water shouldn't be getting in normally, but are your drains clear and allowing it to get out?
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