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Default SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-13-2007 , 06:59 PM






My '02 SC2 has presented me with another little challenge. Last month, I
assumed that it was using a high-pressure car wash that caused a small
puddle of water to appear on the passenger rug just under the front speaker.
So I went back to hand washing. I also had my sunroof channels and drain
checked and cleaned. I tested with a water hose and found no leaks
afterwards.

I was at the store last night and a severe rainstorm appeared while I was
inside the store, lasted about an hour. When I got back into the car, same
mysterious puddle on the passenger rug underneath the front speaker again.
No other wet spots anywhere but there.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps the door seals are leaking
somewhere? Anyone have a clue? TIA.

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Default Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-16-2007 , 06:12 AM






nobody ?

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Default Re: Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-16-2007 , 06:41 AM



On Wed, 16 May 2007 07:12:53 -0400, "marx404" <404 (AT) 404 (DOT) com> wrote:

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nobody ?

Saturn leaks can be tuff. Becasue of the plastic boy over a metal
subframe there is gaps for water to get im. I had a strange leak in
the trunk of a SC2 that could only be fixed by removing fender and
sealing a hole under it that was not properly sealed.
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Default Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-16-2007 , 08:01 PM



In article <JamdnfbPedvIO9rbnZ2dnUVZ_jOdnZ2d (AT) adelphia (DOT) com>, 404 (AT) 404 (DOT) com
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My '02 SC2 has presented me with another little challenge. Last month, I
assumed that it was using a high-pressure car wash that caused a small
puddle of water to appear on the passenger rug just under the front speaker.
So I went back to hand washing. I also had my sunroof channels and drain
checked and cleaned. I tested with a water hose and found no leaks
afterwards.

I was at the store last night and a severe rainstorm appeared while I was
inside the store, lasted about an hour. When I got back into the car, same
mysterious puddle on the passenger rug underneath the front speaker again.
No other wet spots anywhere but there.

The only thing I can think of is perhaps the door seals are leaking
somewhere? Anyone have a clue? TIA.
I think you heard this before, have someone spray your car while you lay
up under there. I would focus spraying between the hood and windshield.


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Default Re: Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-16-2007 , 08:06 PM



Elaborate as I have a strange leak in my SC2's trunk near the wheel well,
apparently.

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On Wed, 16 May 2007 07:12:53 -0400, "marx404" <404 (AT) 404 (DOT) com> wrote:

nobody ?


Saturn leaks can be tuff. Becasue of the plastic boy over a metal
subframe there is gaps for water to get im. I had a strange leak in
the trunk of a SC2 that could only be fixed by removing fender and
sealing a hole under it that was not properly sealed.
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Default Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-17-2007 , 06:15 AM



My tech says that he believes after testing that the leak is on the inner
door seal (on the body, not door) and the water is trickling around and
downt ot the floor. They are replacing the seal and will test it again.

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Default Re: Re: Re: SC2 mysterious water leak - 05-17-2007 , 06:47 AM



On Wed, 16 May 2007 20:06:53 -0500, "HyperCube33 \(Life2Death\)"
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Elaborate as I have a strange leak in my SC2's trunk near the wheel well,
apparently.
I do not have a picture but there is a seem under the outer fender
where the plastic fender overlaps a stiffner/ridge in sub body that
together they form a barrier to keep water out of the truck because
the Saturns design lets water flow behind rear fender unlike a normal
car. This barrier seal is about on the top side center on wheel well
and there is a dimple/gap in this seam on body because of curve that
creates a path for water to get through if it is not properly sealed.
I can tell you that went fender is removed you will be able to figure
it out. On my SC2 it would regulalrly fill up the rear rear inner
truck recess behind tire with water after a heavy rain. I used to keep
a towel in there and change it after every rain storm and it was a
real PITA until leak was fixed. Again sorry that I do not have a
picture. The Saturns construction with plastic body and plastic wheel
well tubs relies the out fender panels in rear to be properly seal to
keep water out of truck because the in no solid metal barrier or tub
betweeon outside world and trunk in a Saturn like there is in most
other cars.
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