After having all the gaskets, etc changed on the tail lights, I am still
getting water in the trunk of the car. If you lay in the trunk of the
civic, the water seems to be coming from one of the (2) big bolts that
are under the carpet to the right side of the car...any ideas as to what
"having all the gaskets changed" seems to imply that it was done by
someone else (I hope it wasn't expensive) . . . . You need to do it
yourself with the appropriate sealant and it will be done CORRECTLY.
SEARCH this newsgroup or google and find out the procedure. It gets
No, you are not supposed to use sealant. You are however, supposed to make
sure the sealing surfaces are clean, dry, and free from rust. New gaskets
can't seal on a rough surface.
The OP has not stated whether he had a problem with moisture in the
taillamp assemblies, which is the first sign new gaskets are needed.
My suggestion to the OP: Remove carpet and all trim panels from trunk area.
Take car through a car wash, with an alert helper back there with a strong
flashlight. Leaks should hopefully be evident.
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