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Old 13-12-2018   #1
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Water leak into boot - solved

On my 2014 Sport Iíve had for a few months I had a god awful smell in it. Discovered itís had a leak and the wheel well in the boot was half full with water and there was mould growing under the water and the boot carpet and side carpet were wet one side. Absolutely minging!

Iíve tried everything to find out where it was coming from. Not through the year light screw holes, grommets behind the bumper, capillary action under the hatch rubber.i tried the lot.

Someone, I think on here, suggested putting a hose in the roof and clambering inside with the seats down and see where it came in, so thatís what I did today.

Straight away I could see water running from under the rear quarter panel just behind the parcel shelf pegs. I removed that and put the hose on again. It was coming from under the head lining.

Dropped the rear of the headlining and could see that it was coming in through the radio aerial. It was quite loose and the clamp seemed to have gone through the hole so the nut was just turning. Luckily I had a complete second hand one so Iíve swapped them over. This one has a proper rubber seal on it to, where the other one didnít. Iíve put some seam sealant underneath too and now Iím praying itís done it.

Itís taken me weeks to figure out but Iím surprised it hadnít dropped through the head lining onto the seats. It had just run until it found somewhere to get out.
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Re: Water leak into boot - solved

Good to hear you figured it out.

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Re: Water leak into boot - solved

Didnít retry the hose as I wanted the seam sealant to go off first. Will give it a hose at the weekend. Itís bloody filthy anyway. Hopefully it will all dry out now and I can get my boot back. Up for sale in the new year
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Re: Water leak into boot - solved

Tell me which one it is, so I can avoid it..


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Thanks for sharing this fault and the cause as somebody else will have this happen.
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As Iím off work today, and it poured with rain over the weekend Iím going to check it today. Hopefully I can get it all dried out now and ready to sell. Needs a damn good clean too.
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Well I washed it today starting off with the jet wash and all seems dry. Just drying off the boot carpet after cleaning some horrible furry stuff off.

Realised I havenít connected the aerial properly though as my reception is pants. It was really difficult to separate the braiding from the centre core when I joined the cut cable.
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