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#1 of 256 Leaking Trunk Lid
Jul 21, 2007 (4:58 pm)
I own a 2004 Town Car Ultimate (no sunroof) that has a problem in the trunk area. After it rains, when I open the trunk, water drains out of two holes on the underside of the trunk lid. AS the trunk lid is opening, the water goes directly into the trunk area. I have complained to Ford Motor Company about this and they say it is within factory specifications. I would like to know if anyone else out there in Lincoln-Land has the same problem. If so, would you please reply to this post and let others and me know how you got it resolved?
#2 of 256 Re: Leaking Trunk Lid [silverton]
Jul 21, 2007 (7:52 pm)
The one and only time your problem happened to me was when I parked facing downhill and the accumulation of rain over flowed the ridge and seeped in the trunk. Since then I park facing uphill so the rain will drain down the trunk canal.
#3 of 256 Re: Leaking Trunk Lid [euphonium]
Jul 22, 2007 (2:54 am)
Thank you euphonium for the input. However, my problem seems a bit different. The water gets inside the trunk lid and will stay there until it either evaporates or the trunk lid is lifted, at which time it drains out through the two holes in the lid. I park my car on a level spot and it doesn't seem to matter how hard or little it rains. It still gets inside that trunk lid.
I didn't expect a reply so quickly. That's great. It shows me that there are people out there who care about what's going on around them.
Thanks again, euphonium.................Silverton
#4 of 256 Re: Leaking Trunk Lid [silverton]
Aug 30, 2007 (1:07 pm)
The two holes are there so that water will not build-up around the black trunk seal; however, there should be at least four other holes along the same plane as the trunk latch at the bottom of the trunk lid. These holes, at the bottom of the trunk lid when closed, allow the water which comes in through the two holes that are underneath the trunk near the back window to flow out. Make sure that these holes have been drilled in the trunk and that they are not obstructed.
#5 of 256 Water leak
Dec 09, 2007 (7:21 pm)
2001 town car with sunroof. Foot well area at right rear passenger side, gathers water when sitting in the rain. Sometimes up to an inch of water. I have inspected door weatherstrips, they look and feel like new. Checked sealing area at sunroof, appears to be okay. The carpet is dry all around the footwell area and the headliner is dry. I did park it with the nose a little downhill, just to eliminate water coming in the front vent area and running back to the rear area. I am at a loss regarding this problem. The water leak started about 4 weeks ago. I could use some suggestions on how to repair the leak. Thanks, Tony
#6 of 256 Re: Water leak [twein1]
Dec 29, 2007 (11:16 am)
Hi twein1, Found these suggestions under "wet floor"... Good Luck, Jim
"REMOVED BLACK PLASTIC LEAF/RODENT GAURD & RAN WATER IN LEFT CORNER ON BODY--SAW LEAK INSIDE AC BOX-NOT A WINDSHIELD LEAK--
-GASKET BETWEEN AC BOX & BODY LEAKING INTO BOX & ONTO CARPET BELOW GLOVE BOX ON PASSENGER SIDE--REMOVED SCREWS--LIFTED PLASTIC--APPLIED SILICONE SEALANT TO GASKET & REPLACED ALL---LEAK GONE---GUD LUK---RUDY IN LA.3-17-05" and "dealer said that this is a common issue with TC. There is a air supply intake for the A/C system that can develop a leak at the gasket. The water will run down inside the door and soak the passenger carpet. They fixed it the first trip and I have not had any problems since."
Dec 24, 2007 (8:02 pm)
i own a 97 towncar executive series with 53,000 miles on it..just bought it a month ago..seems that everytime it rains or i go threw a car wash. the carpet in the right rear floor board gets wet. i can feel no wetness around any sides of the floorboard and the front carpet is dry. the door weather stipping is in perfect condition there are no holes in the floorboard or wheelwell that i can see. no rust under car at all. the water has to be getting in somewhere and getting to the rear floor pan.. the trunk remains dry and all other floorboards are dry..it's just the right rear. the car does not have a moonroof or sunroof whichever you may want to call it..all seals around the doors and glass look to be in perfect condition. even the little side windows in the rear look good.. any help would be appreciated.
#8 of 256 Re: water leak. [3wlonerider]
Jan 11, 2008 (12:08 pm)
the same thing is going on with my 2000 lincoln town car. Did you find out what it was? If you did can you let me know what it is.
#9 of 256 Re: water leak. [melba1]
Jan 11, 2008 (1:43 pm)
yes..as a matter of fact i did find the problem..heres what it was..mine as well as your door weather stripping looks new. the rear doors have 2 weather strips. 1 outer and 1 inner. it was the outer weather stripping. on the rear side of the door. the rear side of that weather stipping has 3 plastic peices that hold it to the body frame. the water was running down the weather stripping and going into where those plastic peices are..heres your fix..pull the weather stripping away from the door frame. you'll see the holes where those plastic peices go into..also pull some of the stripping off that goes up around the rear corner. run a nice bead of weather stripping glue where the top section goes over the frame and keep running the bead down till you get below those holes. make the bead around those holes as well as putting some on those plastic peices before pushing them back into those holes. then push the weather stripping back into place..shut the door and after it drys..you should have no more leak....the water was running into those holes..then down inside the door frame and coming out rigfht at the corner of the rear seat..giving it a nice place to go..the rear floorboard..
#10 of 256 Re: water leak. [3wlonerider]
Jan 11, 2008 (11:31 pm)
Thank you so much. I will work on it this weekend.