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Welsh Ash

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96 posts

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What is causing this? Everything is sealed tight. The amount of water there, i could of put a carp in it. There is mold on top of the wood you lift to get to the tyre well. Weird thing is, that is is only where the spare tyre is, the boot is dry. The rear windows fog up extremely easy too.

EDIT: It hasnt been raining for the past 3 days either. I smelt the water, to make sure it isnt the windscreen wash

jamoor

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Welsh Ash said:
What is causing this? Everything is sealed tight. The amount of water there, i could of put a carp in it. There is mold on top of the wood you lift to get to the tyre well. Weird thing is, that is is only where the spare tyre is, the boot is dry. The rear windows fog up extremely easy too.

EDIT: It hasnt been raining for the past 3 days either. I smelt the water, to make sure it isnt the windscreen wash
Dry it out. Sit in the boot and get someone to hose the car down.

Jordan Rich

80 posts

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drill a couple of small holes in the lowest point of the spare wheel well (make sure theres no fuel tank underneath) then check for leaks.

Welsh Ash

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jamoor said:
Dry it out. Sit in the boot and get someone to hose the car down.
Good answer. Might do that tomorrow.

bertieg

361 posts

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Jordan Rich said:
drill a couple of small holes in the lowest point of the spare wheel well (make sure theres no fuel tank underneath) then check for leaks.
exactly what a previous owner had done to my car. might have been nice if they removed the drill bit before refitting the spare wheel!
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Swift Nick

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38 months

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Water leaks can be hard to find, but pay close attention to the light cluster seals they can be troublesome.

s p a c e m a n

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Give us a clue on the car and we might be able to narrow it down for you biggrin

Most wheel wells will have a couple of removable bungs in there that you can knock out and stick back in again, they've normally been painted over. If you think that its not screen wash then I am going for sunroof or tail lights.

Welsh Ash

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s p a c e m a n said:
Give us a clue on the car and we might be able to narrow it down for you biggrin

Most wheel wells will have a couple of removable bungs in there that you can knock out and stick back in again, they've normally been painted over. If you think that its not screen wash then I am going for sunroof or tail lights.
2004 VW polo.

The queerest thing in the boot is that i noticed a while back, someone had done a st job a wielding the back of the car. someone must of bumped into the previous owner.

andy-xr

9,654 posts

89 months

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Boot seal / rear windows seal would make sense, and if there's mould it probably isnt a recent thing

Jordan Rich

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could be tailgate window or something, depends what the car is.
can even be running down the roof lining, so could be from lots of places... especially if you park on a hill.

Jimmyarm

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Welsh Ash said:
2004 VW polo.

The queerest thing in the boot is that i noticed a while back, someone had done a st job a wielding the back of the car. someone must of bumped into the previous owner.
Strip out as much of the trim/carpet as you can and do as suggested above getting someone to run a hose all over the boot area whilst you/helper sit inside with a torch.

Light cluster seals perishing are quite common on those, the main boot lid seal can also leak. If its been rear ended potentially the boot doesn't seal evenly all the way around. (which is why one checks for a damp boot when buying a car, although this could mean several things).

McWigglebum4th

30,054 posts

89 months

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Welsh Ash said:
2004 VW polo.

The queerest thing in the boot is that i noticed a while back, someone had done a st job a wielding the back of the car. someone must of bumped into the previous owner.
Ah a 2004 polo

Just drill some holes in the bottom and ignore it

Think of it as a spare wheel washing system

J4CKO

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85 months

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What else would you expect in a well ?

lbc

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102 months

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J4CKO said:
What else would you expect in a well ?
Some money, and lots of wishes.

Probably wishing the car not to leak water! hehe

rallycross

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water will be coming in via tailgate rubber seal or through the rear lamp clusters not being sealed properly (they have a rubber/foam seal from new).

remove rubber bung from boot leave it open so it can dry out.

If no rubber bung drill a hole, even use a nail and hammer if need be to make the hole just check there is nothing underneath that bit of floor.

Rare for a VW to leak unless its been repaired.

Does it have a sunroof it could be blocked drain channels dont know if a Polo is like that, my 944 leaks water in the boot when the sunroof drain gets blocked.

Welsh Ash

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Jimmyarm said:
Strip out as much of the trim/carpet as you can and do as suggested above getting someone to run a hose all over the boot area whilst you/helper sit inside with a torch.

Light cluster seals perishing are quite common on those, the main boot lid seal can also leak. If its been rear ended potentially the boot doesn't seal evenly all the way around. (which is why one checks for a damp boot when buying a car, although this could mean several things).
Thanks for the great answer. I did have some problems int he past, the rear light had the rubber seal taken away and that lead to some dampness. I purchased a new light and it stopped it getting somewhat damp and f**king with my electronics.

lbc said:
Some money, and lots of wishes.

Probably wishing the car not to leak water! hehe
Yeah, i wish this was the case hehe

Andurron

505 posts

22 months

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It's not a Lancia Dedra is it? Those had big problems with the roof channeling water into the wheel well.

natureboy8891

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My 04 Polo leaks from the rear lights, but the pipe had come of the rear washer jet as well so that leaked and flooded the well and made the spare a little rusty. I just took a bung out and left it.

seeby

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One Sheit =Plentybiggrin
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