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Old 01-06-2009, 11:47 PM
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See I changed boot lids and the issue still persisted, I have a feeling its the window or trunk seal... Or Al Queda? we should get 20 SEL and SEC owners together and have a seal changing event and BBQ... err when it's hotter.
Have you replaced the antenna seal? As mentioned, on my old 85' W126, it appeared to be good, but it wasnt. It caused water to get in my trunk and rear passenger floor. I replaced it and my water issue problems went away. Its the easiest thing to replace and cheapest. It may not be your issue, but I would not rule it out.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:31 AM
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when I uncover the car in April I will do that, it's worth the $20, I will try everything as the car is worth it, and heck it's 24 yrs old why not
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:42 AM
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I hear that the trunks leaked on the 500 SEC and my 84 does. it creates a puddle on the passenger side and it soaked my camera... how do I stop this and where does the water come from and don't say rain LOL
Well I have a 1984 500SEC. Took awhile to find the problem. I used three tubes of sealant(large caulking gun type) before I realized the water still came in.
Take a very close look at the drip moulding. Follow it's path from the front windshield to the rear window.
In my case as the moulding approached the base of the passenger rear window the rubber material had shrunk over the years just enough to let water trickle in.
I found this by carefully looking for the slightest dry water stains on the walls inside the trunk. I used a very bright flashlight at dusk so my eyes were not fooled by the daylight. I saw the faintest water mark way up beyond the filler tube. Had someone else spray water on the cars top, and sure enough, trickle trickle.
Resealed the drip moulding with more sealant. No more sneaky leaky.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:48 PM
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when I uncover the car in April I will do that, it's worth the $20, I will try everything as the car is worth it, and heck it's 24 yrs old why not
Yeah, hopefully its your problem... but if your luck is like mine, its never nothing easy.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:40 PM
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I should try that... A full seal replacement is the best option if you are paranoid, I will change the sun roof seal too. Is the roof seal hard to change?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:48 AM
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The sun roof seal replacement on my wagon was a trying experience. It's a manual one. I haven't tried it on a power sunroof, so I don't know if that would be harder or not. There's a lot to be said for having the knowledge that all of your seals are brand new.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:26 PM
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IIRC, the sun roof seal on a 126 is easy, just pull out the old one and push in the new one.

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