1987 Camry - Rain Water leaks in trunk

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Old 16 Feb 2009, 03:41 pm   #1 (permalink)
techtrainer
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Default 1987 Camry - Rain Water leaks in trunk

Hi everyone:

Since past couple of years I have been noticing rain water seeping in
the trunk. It accumulates
in the slot where you keep jack, tools, etc. on both sides .. but is
more prevalent on the left.
And then it seeps in spare tire area. Since it does not rain very
heavily here (Bay Area - Northern CA),
so far I did not bother much and kept cleaning it up with a sponge.

It has been raining heavily past couple of days and this is making me
crazy. I checked the seals on the trunk
door area and they look fine .. it seems to be seeping in from the
sides.
have you seen this ? any ideas ?

Thanks
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 12:51 am   #2 (permalink)
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techtrainer wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
> Since past couple of years I have been noticing rain water seeping in
> the trunk. It accumulates
> in the slot where you keep jack, tools, etc. on both sides .. but is
> more prevalent on the left.
> And then it seeps in spare tire area. Since it does not rain very
> heavily here (Bay Area - Northern CA),
> so far I did not bother much and kept cleaning it up with a sponge.
>
> It has been raining heavily past couple of days and this is making me
> crazy. I checked the seals on the trunk
> door area and they look fine .. it seems to be seeping in from the
> sides.
> have you seen this ? any ideas ?
>
> Thanks


Our '95 had the same problem. The dealer fixed it for a mere $300.
Something about a seal in the bumper area...
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 07:04 am   #3 (permalink)
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You might want to inspect the body seal at the rear lamp
assemblies(Brake,Turn Etc.).Put a water hose on that area and see if the
water ends in the trunk.
HTH
JerryR

"techtrainer" <techtrainer61@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi everyone:
>
> Since past couple of years I have been noticing rain water seeping in
> the trunk. It accumulates
> in the slot where you keep jack, tools, etc. on both sides .. but is
> more prevalent on the left.
> And then it seeps in spare tire area. Since it does not rain very
> heavily here (Bay Area - Northern CA),
> so far I did not bother much and kept cleaning it up with a sponge.
>
> It has been raining heavily past couple of days and this is making me
> crazy. I checked the seals on the trunk
> door area and they look fine .. it seems to be seeping in from the
> sides.
> have you seen this ? any ideas ?
>
> Thanks



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Old 17 Feb 2009, 05:02 pm   #4 (permalink)
techtrainer
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On Feb 17, 5:04*am, "JerryR" <yjr...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> You might want to inspect the body seal at the rear lamp
> assemblies(Brake,Turn Etc.).Put a water hose on that area and see if the
> water ends in the trunk.
> HTH
> JerryR
>
> "techtrainer" <techtraine...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>
> news:ec6c0fa0-e087-44ab-846e-0d82f49ef042@g1g2000pra.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Hi everyone:

>
> > Since past couple of years I have been noticing rain water seeping in
> > the trunk. *It accumulates
> > in the slot where you keep jack, tools, etc. *on both sides .. but is
> > more prevalent on the left.
> > And then it seeps in spare tire area. *Since it does not rain very
> > heavily here (Bay Area - Northern CA),
> > so far I did not bother much and kept cleaning it up with a sponge.

>
> > It has been raining heavily past couple of days and this is making me
> > crazy. *I checked the seals on the trunk
> > door area and they look fine .. it seems to be seeping in from the
> > sides.
> > have you seen this ? any ideas ?

>
> > Thanks


Thanks Leftie and JerryR -- I will check out for leaks.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 01:22 pm   #5 (permalink)
killinchy
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techtrainer wrote:
> Hi everyone:
>
> Since past couple of years I have been noticing rain water seeping in
> the trunk. It accumulates
> in the slot where you keep jack, tools, etc. on both sides .. but is
> more prevalent on the left.
> And then it seeps in spare tire area. Since it does not rain very
> heavily here (Bay Area - Northern CA),
> so far I did not bother much and kept cleaning it up with a sponge.
>
> It has been raining heavily past couple of days and this is making me
> crazy. I checked the seals on the trunk
> door area and they look fine .. it seems to be seeping in from the
> sides.
> have you seen this ? any ideas ?
>
> Thanks



I'm a bit vague on this, but www.toyotanation.com has the probable answer.

If you take off the left rear wheel and the plastic covering, you should see
a 'hole' in the side of the trunk covered by a sheet of rubber (I think) It
is a valve to allow air to leave the car when you shut a door. Your problem
might lie there.

My car filled up with water, but not when I washed it. Only when I drove it
throught puddles etc.

BTW toyotanation is a great site.


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