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#10 of 42 Re: Wet floorboards in back seat [monkey7312]
Jan 23, 2006 (11:15 am)
My 2000 Plymouth Neon was also leaking. The dealership said they typically leak through the tail lights, into the trunk, then underneath the back seat to the floor. They charged me $500 to dry the entire car out and fix the leak. I've had it back 2 days, and its raining outside, so I will know soon if its really fixed.
Seems like this is a design flaw and should have been corrected my Plymouth/Dodge by now.
#11 of 42 Re: Wet floorboards in back seat [rene9825]
Feb 04, 2006 (2:32 pm)
I have a 2001 Plymouth Neon and I have the same problem. Every time it rains there are puddles on the back floor on both sides. Just recently, I opened up my trunk and looked in the area where my spare tire is and there is a lot of water sitting in there. Now my whole trunk is not wet just inside the area where my spare tire is located. I never thought to look under there because my trunk wasn't wet...I assumed. How is your car now since you've been to the dealership?
#12 of 42 Re: Wet floorboards in back seat [monkey7312]
Feb 06, 2006 (7:57 am)
I had this problem in my 1997 Neon. Take the rear lights out and reinstall with a bead of silicone sealant. You may also have to take out the rear seat and trunk carpet to let them dry.
#13 of 42 Re: Carpet in back all wet [woodstudio]
Dec 27, 2006 (7:05 am)
Hi woodstudio! I too have a leak in my Neon and am finding a puddle of water inside the left tail light well where the wires and bulbs are. I am also sopping water up out of my tire well and have had the back floor puddled with water. My question is HOW to remove the lights from the trunk as you have suggested.
#14 of 42 Re: Carpet in back all wet [psarno]
Apr 09, 2007 (10:00 am)
I too haave had this problem I use tuband tile clear sealant on the top edges of the tail lights just where you open up the trunk. The problem is now gone. From what I see this is a common problem for this make of car.
#15 of 42 water leak underdash passenger side!
Apr 09, 2007 (10:16 am)
I have had more problems since fixing the leak in the tail lights to now it is some how filling up in the air-contioning/heating FAN motor unit. It rained real good for Christmas day then it was a warm nice day the next. When for a drive and water spilled out from the fan motor unit. Two days later what did not spill out onto the floor froze that night. When I went to defrost the car before leaving to work... The fan did not come on and I smelled something burning. I just had to replace the fuse to the fan and all was working again. I turned it off. That afternoon it melted I drove home from work with the heat blasting to get all the water out of the fan. I left all the windows rolled down for the rest of the day to dry up the water. I have resorted to a heavy duty work mat with 1/2 inch well in the middle to keep my floor dry. I have to pull over and bail it out every so often after a rain. I've tried to seam everything around the windows and between engine compartment to rule them out as possible culprits. Seem the vent that leads down to the fan unit has a slight leak too. Any ideas as to how I should proceed here? I do not have information in my Haines book to explain where else it could come in to run down this air vent from outside? HELP!
#16 of 42 Re: water leak underdash passenger side! [redpath]
Apr 18, 2007 (8:04 am)
A year and a half ago I just purchase a used 1998 plymouth neon. It had 95,000 miles on it. It was purchased just so I could get to and from the train station less than a mile away. We just had heavy rains three days ago and I am now noticing small puddles of water on the ground around the rear area of my car (gas tank area). I'll check the area where my spare tire is, but I haven't had this problem before and we have had heavy rains before. I'll also check to see if my carpets are wet. What are some other problems to my car that could occur because of water leaks? Any ideas?
#17 of 42 water in floor board & trunk
Dec 16, 2007 (4:30 pm)
I bought my 1998 Neon new. The trunk has always been damp after a rain. During the last few months, we have found standing water in the rear floor board on the driver side and damp rear carpet on the passenger side. For those posting about adding silicone around the taillights, where does the silicone need to be placed? Any help would be appreciated.
#18 of 42 Re: water in floor board & trunk [naedr]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 16, 2007 (5:05 pm)
don't use silicone, it's very messy. Try LATEX black caulk, you can clean it up with water.
You have to remove the tail light assembly to properly seal it.
You can test for leaks by putting newspaper down in the trunk and spraying the trunk lid and tail lights. Then see where the water comes in. From the back? Tail lights. From the top? Trunk seal.
#19 of 42 Re: water in floor board & trunk [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 17, 2007 (7:14 pm)
Thanks for the info. Does the factory install a rubber seal around the tail light assembly? If so, does the caulking go on in place of or in addition to the factory seal?