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    water in trunk

    We just got hammered with driving rain and within a few hours, temps dropped and onslaught of snow. Opened trunk and saw water sitting on passenger side. I pulled back the driver side trunk liner, and noticed a very little bit of water. The passenger side, I can tell it appears to be coming from up around the strut tower. I am going to guess it is the seam sealer, but I felt as far up the strut tower and it seemed like there was a void. Last week, I washed the car off at the car wash and didn't notice any water.

    Is it common on the 3rd gen SC2 to leak at the body seam under the trunk or is there some other area I need to check? I can't exactly look, and don't really care to, at the moment since we are getting slammed with this winter crap.
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    common, no. have you tried a flashlight? how about compressed air? it'll help you find your leak.

    of course, a 1/2" hole drilled through the trunk pan never hurt anything either.
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    Hammered?? That anything like getting pounded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faggatron007 View Post
    Hammered?? That anything like getting pounded?
    Pretty much. I fingered the hole trying to locate the leak.


    But I am dealing with two issues. One, it is cold outside and the issue seems to be sealed with ice now. Second, I can't see body seams due to the quarter panel and I don't have much of any view from inside. I was really hoping there was a common problem I could go straight to. Well shit, now I get to finish cleaning and organizing garage in order to get damn Cobalt out. Going to have to pull the quarters. I hope it is just the body seam
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    No leaks here but you ca. Finger my hole

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    The seam sealer behind the male tail can get old a brittle and cause leaks too. I had that happen to mine about 10 years back. I recommend a urologist like window weld to reseal the pecker dented panels. It will remain flexible and crack and fall away again.
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