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I have a 2007 Equinox and am continuing to have issues with water getting in the spare tire well. Is ...





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Old 08-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 Equinox and am continuing to have issues with water getting in the spare tire well. Is this a common issue? How do you remedy?
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Chasing water leaks like this is not fun! Probably the easiest way would be to drop the headliner on the back end of the vehicle and take it through the car wash. Or you can have someone spray water on the car while you are inside.

Another thing to check is for factory holes for draining water that should have a rubber grommet that may be allowing water in but not draining.

If I had to guess, something may not be right with the rubber gaskets around the back cargo area opening.
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I had this same problem with my 2005 and it was the way gm put the sunroof together the seams needed more silicone. The water would run down the rlheadliner in behind the panels and soak the trunk and floor
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I have a oldsmobile that I just drilled a hole in the floor to let the water drain out. Maybe one of these days, I will have time to fix it!
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Originally Posted by toyhauler1283 View Post
I had this same problem with my 2005 and it was the way gm put the sunroof together the seams needed more silicone. The water would run down the rlheadliner in behind the panels and soak the trunk and floor
I agree I recently had the same issue upon checking it out it was the sunroof seams that was leaking. Just apply additional silicon around the seam and your good to go.
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This seems to be a common problem with Chevy Equinox.
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There have been several Technical Service Bulletins (TSB's) issued for a variety of water leaks in the Equinox and Terrain.
If I remember correctly, there are two main issues in the Equinox:
1. Where the tail light wires penetrate the car body, the grommet leaks or a grommet does not exist. Use caulk (type spec'd by GM) to seal the leak.
2. In some cases, sealant is missing around the perimeter of the rear hatch door. Use caulk (type spec'd by GM) to seal the leak.
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Found this online
http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/Bl...water_leak.pdf
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Yup heard a lot of complains about this with my fellow friends with their equinox. Manufacturer should call this as a recall.
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The water may come from the tail lights.
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That is one area to look out the tail light seals another is the mastic seal.
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What I did to check is to have someone inside the cabin with a flash light and me out side hosing down all the rear areas so that the person inside could inspect thoroughly where the leakage is coming from.
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