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Old 22-09-08
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Water in my boot on the drivers side !

I just cant figure out were this comes from I do get it after it rains is it some kind of drainage chanel bloked ?
I have pulled on the carpet and it always seems wetter under than on top but it could be just soaking through.
I can see no holes in the floor of the car that is in tiptop condition.
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Old 22-09-08
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You might want to check the seal on your rear window. I had an old Vauxhall vx4/90 that had this problem and I solved it by injecting mastic into the gap between the window seal and the window.
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Just take your boots off and let them dry by the fire

Anyway, pull the carpet back and see if the sunroof drain is still attached properly. Get someone to pour water down the drain while you watch.
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I dont have a sunroof ?

Is there still a drain I can check ?
I did once have chip fat poured all over my car as an act of vandalism, this might be a cause
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I dont have a sunroof ?

Is there still a drain I can check ?
I did once have chip fat poured all over my car as an act of vandalism, this might be a cause
What is chip fat?

Anyway, do you have a 3 or 5 door?
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Water in the hatch is usually caused by a leaking taillight gasket. Get a new one from the dealer or seal it up with silicone caulk and it should be good as new.
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3 door

and sunflower oil or some other kind of oil that you cook chips or fry's in.
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another leakage point is the drainage hose from the radio antenna. It routes through a rubber gasket in the back corner of the boot, behind the carpet, just behind the antenna itself. I though it wouldn't be right because it's passenger side on my car, but my passenger is probably your driver side. The gasket fills up with dirt and blocks up, forcing the water into the boot.

The gasket is the same one that's also used by the sunroof drains (I had that problem a while ago as suggested by Darren)

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and sunflower oil or some other kind of oil that you cook chips or fry's in.
Well now you have to tell us the story

If this oil was hot, it could have damaged some of the seals.
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The oil was cold and was the work of young anti social hoody cowards.

Who are jelous of anything and dont like people standing up to them.

In england the radio hose is also on the passengers side.
think i will climb in the boot and maybe get someone to spray it with water.
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You may also want to check your rear strut mounts. I have recently fixed a water logged / musty smelling Boot. Basicly I thought, at first, it was my sunroof drain hole. I gutted the car (3dr), apart from the 2 front seats and carpet.
Apart from my leaky sunroof drain plug, I found 5-6 more leaks.
You should check these also:

Rear Brake Light Seals.
The 3 Bolt Hole Seals below the brake lights, holds on outer trim.
Rear Window Seal (as mentioned).
The joints down the Rear Water Gully (about midway down).
Rear Axle Top Mount Seals.
The join between the sides of boot to floor.
If 3dr, check the rear side windows (mine was poorly replaced with nuts and sealant missing, bloody monkeys).

I had leaks in all these places, except the rear window seal.

Good Luck in finding the cause.

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