Trunk leaking 2003 Elantra

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by tonita, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. tonita

    tonita Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I just got a 2003 Elantra GLS. After a recent heavy rain, I
    discovered that the trunk was soaking wet. Everything looks ok as far
    as the stripping goes, but I wouldn't really know what to look for
    anyway. It only has 30,000 miles on it, one owner before me. Can
    anyone guess at the possible causes for such significant water in the

    tonita, Apr 30, 2008
  2. tonita

    hyundaitech Guest

    Could be leaking around the rear window, a body seam, or the tail lamps
    hyundaitech, May 1, 2008
  3. tonita

    tonita Guest

    Thanks. If that is the case, is it fixable? I think the car might
    have been hit in the back, not severely though. My friend told me it
    looked as though the bumper had been replaced. The carfax report was
    clean. I love the car but a leaking trunk is a bad thing.
    tonita, May 1, 2008
  4. tonita

    hyundaitech Guest

    Sure, it can be fixed. It's simply a matter of locating the source (whic
    can require some disassembly) and taking the appropriate action to seal.
    Of course, in severe cases such as the trunk lid not aligning to th
    weatherstrip due to excessive bending, body work may be necessary.
    Typically, however, it's just a matter of sealing the leak source.

    Water Doctors and Auto Seal Tech are two companies that specialize i
    automotive water leak repair
    hyundaitech, May 1, 2008
  5. tonita

    tonita Guest

    Well, turns out it is the seal around the tail lights. I'm relieved.
    Thanks for your help!
    tonita, May 1, 2008
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