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 Post subject: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:24 am 
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whats with ford and there leaking cars my wife auxr6 leaks that bad in boot the ball hinge on boot strut have gone rusty and after i strip boot of everything there is rust in side wall and the top just below back window behind back seat.
then make worst i opened my ba boot and water poured in from boot lid itself and i dont mean just little at least litre or more noticed both cars seem hold water below back window in channel.
took it to local ford dealer and told its heavy rain all cars leak have you ever heard so much crap i want to know if anyone else had this or other leaking problems
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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:58 pm 
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i notice alot of water dripping out of my boot when i lift the lid (i own a fairlane) even if it hasnt rained in couple days gotta wonder what that will do for panel life if there is water just sitting behind the chrome trim.

have also noticed the gas strut balls gone rusty first thing i looked for when looking on the lot.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:35 pm 
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better include ef's on that aswell..i had a small puddle in my spare wheel well after the rains, and i always get water splashing inside when i open the boot lid..any idea what the cause of this is?
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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:19 am 
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My EA series LTD is like that too, water collects in the channel bellow the rear screen even when the car is on level ground.. and water drips from the boot lid as you open it..

The trick is to let all the water drain out with the boot raised but not high enough for it to drain into the boot itself.. it's a b**ch to do if it's still raining though!

In my Falcon when i had all the boot trims out (luckily) half the spare type well was full of water from it cascading out of the deck lid during the really heavy rains we had recently..

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:39 am 
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Have a look at the trims om the boot lid where they r screwed to the lid water gets in u can remove the screws and fill the holes with silicone or replace the plastic plugs with the sealed ones instead of the open ended ones

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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:23 pm 
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I have found water leaking from the number plate screw hole thing on my EF. The bit of plastic for the screws to screw on. Just put a dab of silicone there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA AND AU BOOT LEAKS
Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:57 pm 
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had the same problem in my au. every time it rained, or my car got wet, if i opened the boot, even days afterwards, water would poor from inside into the boot.

found the source of the problem, it was the seal around my spoiler.
i figured it had to be where the water was getting in as there was no other way. so i unscrewed the spoiler, and noticed a rubber/foam type tapre around the edge had started coming away. this way allowing water to seep in through the hole that led the wire from the led on the spoiler to pass through.

i fixed it simply with silicone.

maybe try that?
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