Water in trunk!

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Old 12 Oct 2004, 03:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
tulsadriller
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Hello,
I know most of the questions received are performance related but I have a
mystery I can't figure out. Recently purchased a 96 Camry LE for my mom
that's in excellent condition. Here in Oklahoma we've been pounded with
rain for the last 4/5 days. Yesterday I was changing out the antenna mast
when I noticed that the fabric trunk liner was damp. With further
investigation I discovered a quarter inch of water in the spare tire well.
All trunk seals are intact and seem to be in serviceable condition. I
mopped up the water and could not find any evidence that this had occurred
before. Maybe she accidentally pulled the trunk lever, but that would have
only caused it to open maybe a 16th in. and I can't believe that would
account for all the water.Talk about gremlins, lol. Well any input will be
greatly appreciated.

Tulsadriller
Tulsa, Ok.


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Old 12 Oct 2004, 04:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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tulsadriller wrote:
> Hello,
> I know most of the questions received are performance related but I
> have a mystery I can't figure out. Recently purchased a 96 Camry LE
> for my mom that's in excellent condition. Here in Oklahoma we've been
> pounded with rain for the last 4/5 days. Yesterday I was changing out
> the antenna mast when I noticed that the fabric trunk liner was damp.
> With further investigation I discovered a quarter inch of water in
> the spare tire well. All trunk seals are intact and seem to be in
> serviceable condition. I mopped up the water and could not find any
> evidence that this had occurred before. Maybe she accidentally pulled
> the trunk lever, but that would have only caused it to open maybe a
> 16th in. and I can't believe that would account for all the
> water.Talk about gremlins, lol. Well any input will be greatly
> appreciated.
>
> Tulsadriller
> Tulsa, Ok.


I had the same problem once and found a hole in the metal seam that the
rubber seal is attached to. There was also an air hole in the rubber seal
near the metal seam hole. That let the water in to the trunk.


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Old 12 Oct 2004, 08:11 pm   #3 (permalink)
Wolfgang
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On my older '93 Camry it was the plastic reflector between the tail lights
that didn't seal at the top -- there was a TSB out on it. I removed it and
sealed the top with silicon sealant. Maybe the lid doesn't close down
enough --- you should be able to adjust the striker so it is tighter.

"tulsadriller" <tulsadriller@nospam@aol.com> wrote in message
news:0431c02bf477ab5110b85850b2234019@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> Hello,
> I know most of the questions received are performance related but I have a
> mystery I can't figure out. Recently purchased a 96 Camry LE for my mom
> that's in excellent condition. Here in Oklahoma we've been pounded with
> rain for the last 4/5 days. Yesterday I was changing out the antenna mast
> when I noticed that the fabric trunk liner was damp. With further
> investigation I discovered a quarter inch of water in the spare tire well.
> All trunk seals are intact and seem to be in serviceable condition. I
> mopped up the water and could not find any evidence that this had occurred
> before. Maybe she accidentally pulled the trunk lever, but that would have
> only caused it to open maybe a 16th in. and I can't believe that would
> account for all the water.Talk about gremlins, lol. Well any input will be
> greatly appreciated.
>
> Tulsadriller
> Tulsa, Ok.
>
>



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