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Old 06-09-2002, 03:40 AM
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W126 damp trunk

After 2 days of solid medium intensity rain I noticed a dampness in the wells in the trunk. I couldn't easily figure out how to lift the liner away to start checking for leaks and it is getting dark making visibility difficult. What is likely to be the culprit here - taillight housing gaskets, trunk seal, anything else?

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Old 06-09-2002, 07:06 AM
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check the antenna mast grommet, they become brittle, crack shrink etc. A couple of bucks and you are good to go
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:05 PM
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Check the tail lamp assy gaskets, antenna motor grommet, trunk seal, and rear glass seal. The best way to find the leak is to get inside of the trunk with a flashlight and have someone hose the car until you see the leak.

Scott P.
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Old 06-10-2002, 11:09 PM
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a couple of options


I am research the same issue. Many folks say the rear window seal goes bad. I bought one, went to get it replaced, and the auto glass place said it was the trunk seal - he went in the truck with a flashlight and had someone pour water in different spots. (Let me know if you need a window seal, it is a Mercedes special order part they wouldn't take back).

I think I may actually have a bit of rust in the driver corner of the fender near the base of the rear window. Time to try and seal that.

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