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PostSubject: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyTue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 am

I. HATE. WATER. LEAKS!
I have resealed the seams and the trunk hinges, but I believe the leak is coming from the seam right at the lower corners of the rear window. is there any way to lift or remove these corner trim pieces so I can seal beneath them?
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyTue Sep 08, 2020 1:40 pm

I've never done that.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyTue Sep 08, 2020 4:48 pm

My leak was right where the gas support bracket bolts to the body on either side of the trunk opening. I used some clear silicone to outline the bracket.

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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyThu Feb 04, 2021 9:02 am

Where did the leak come from, OP, the trunk on my Riviera also had leak issues. Just discovered it last week while washing the car.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyThu Feb 04, 2021 10:20 am

mbletion wrote:
Where did the leak come from, OP, the trunk on my Riviera also had leak issues.  Just discovered it last week while washing the car.

What you do is, go in the trunk with a flashlight and look up at the sheet metal around the trunk opening. The odds are excellent that you will see water stains that tell where your car's leaking, and odds are its in the vicinity of the trunk hinges. Point is, you don't have to ask anyone, rather, you can spot the problem for yourself very easily once you remove the trunk liner and have a look-see.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyThu Feb 04, 2021 10:23 pm

Don't try this at home lol but I stuffed a friend armed with a flashlight in my trunk and was able to find my leaks.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyFri Feb 05, 2021 11:09 am

carguy8888 wrote:
Don't try this at home lol but I stuffed a friend armed with a flashlight in my trunk and was able to find my leaks.

This will work, and is not unreasonable, especially if the water leak, for whatever reason, isn't leaving a detectable stain.
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PostSubject: Trunk water leaks and fixes   Trunk Leak EmptyWed Feb 24, 2021 7:11 pm

Have you looked at this write up on page 5 of the following post?

https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t6869p100-faq-wet-carpet-interior-leak-problems?highlight=wet+carpet

"PostSubject: Trunk water leak symptoms, sources, and how to fix them  wet carpet - FAQ: Wet Carpet - Interior Leak Problems - Page 5 Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:24 pm

You can pull the rear window trim down and away  to the rear if you're lucky, and careful;  I called this "Leak Zone C" when I wrote about it in that post. The corner piece is originally bonded to the trim along the bottom of the window. Though It looks like the bond on yours is already broken.

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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyTue Mar 02, 2021 8:46 pm

My trunk near the right side back seat and right rear carpet was getting wet. The trim around the rear window was bad so I had the window removed and sealed and new trim installed and the leak is gone. Just something to consider.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk Leak   Trunk Leak EmptyWed Mar 24, 2021 8:50 pm

Have you managed to solve this issue?
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