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 Post subject: Water in boot
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Location: Shropshire
Car Model: 07 93 convertible
I found a fair bit of water in the spare wheel well of my 93 convertible. Its dried out ok but obviously want to stop it reoccurring.
The boot lid seal is in good condition and I cannot see any splits in the sealant on the seams or holes.
Any ideas please?
Next trick is put a hose on it and have a look, maybe remove boot lining/trim. I'll check under the arches as well when I can.
There does not appear to be a drain hole or bung in the wheel well either.
The cabin is dry so it seems to be getting in around the back area. :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Water in boot
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:51 pm 
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Location: West Sussex
Car Model: 9000 Aero......GM900i
Someone I know had the same problem. They took it to the Saab main dealer where they bought it new, and they wanted to drill a hole in the spare wheel well.

He went ballistic.

He drives a Beemer now.

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 Post subject: Re: Water in boot
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:21 pm 
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Check the seals on the rear light clusters. That's where rain water can seep in.

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 Post subject: Re: Water in boot
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Car Model: 2005, 9-5 Aero
I had this on my previous 9-5, the seal was undamaged but it was letting water in, I removed and reseated the seal and solved the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in boot
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:43 pm 
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Location: Shropshire
Car Model: 07 93 convertible
There was some muck in the area around the boot lid aperture stopping water running down and out the bottom. I have cleaned it up, Will look tomorrow as its been raining all day!
If still damp I will look at the lights, as its only happened recently.
Thanks for the suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: Water in boot
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Car Model: 07 93 convertible
:D There is a rubber seal either side of the boot lid aperture which has a small channel in it allowing water to drain out at the bottom-neat idea.
There was a build up of muck in it which I removed. After a day of rain and the car being washed today all dry.
I removed everything from the boot previously!
I clean round the apertures and seals after washing but the car has been stood for a while as we were away.
MOT and service next week so good for another year.
Its 10 in March and I have owned it 7 years but love it, still in good nick but will need a good polish and redo the softop(clean/fabsil again) when it gets warmer! 8)


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