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1994 Buick park ave trunk
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Dannleo21
2005-12-13 07:35:14 UTC
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I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don’t
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
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Sharon K.Cooke
2005-12-13 14:00:54 UTC
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I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don’t
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
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I had a 10-year old Pontiac that did that. Look for signs of rust at the base of
the rear glass, just forward of the trunk lid. Rust can build there, and then
perforate the sheet metal.
Mike Marlow
2005-12-13 14:16:10 UTC
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Post by Dannleo21
I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don't
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
Please... how about a little punctuation? You are the one looking for help
but you make those from whom you seek the help, work to even understand what
you're asking. It would be very easy to say that if you're too lazy to
communicate clearly, then I guess you don't really need an answer.

You can easily check if the trunk seal is functioning properly by opening
the trunk and pouring water around the rim of the trunk opening out of a
pitcher. Look for obvious leak points. If there are none present, then
you'll have to pull away the carpets inside the trunk and look for any rot
in the trunk floor or the inner fenders. If the water is coming in from the
underside, then you should find one area of the trunk to be wetter than the
rest.

Have you contacted the previous owner to find out what he did to fix the
problem? I wouldn't necessarily recommend the same repair technique he
employed, but at least you'll get pointed to the right area in short order.
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sdlomi2
2005-12-27 15:46:16 UTC
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Post by Mike Marlow
Post by Dannleo21
I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don't
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
Please... how about a little punctuation? You are the one looking for help
but you make those from whom you seek the help, work to even understand what
you're asking. It would be very easy to say that if you're too lazy to
communicate clearly, then I guess you don't really need an answer.
You can easily check if the trunk seal is functioning properly by opening
the trunk and pouring water around the rim of the trunk opening out of a
pitcher. Look for obvious leak points. If there are none present, then
you'll have to pull away the carpets inside the trunk and look for any rot
in the trunk floor or the inner fenders. If the water is coming in from the
underside, then you should find one area of the trunk to be wetter than the
rest.
Have you contacted the previous owner to find out what he did to fix the
problem?
Post by Dannleo21
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Hey, Mike, he employed the failsafe method--he sold that sucker!
Seriously, these can be puzzling and aggravating. Another poster
further down (IIRC) suggested what has worked for us: Lie down inside the
closed trunk with a light & have someone pour water around the glass, trunk
crevices, taillites, etc. You'll find it, often coming in at one place and
traveling to another *drip point*.
HTH & good luck, s
wfyehl
2005-12-13 21:45:53 UTC
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Post by Dannleo21
I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don’t
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
I had a similar problem with the 1994 Park Ave that I had. It turned
out to be the wiring for the taillights were stuck between the weather
stripping on the taillight and the rear trunk wall. The water would
come down the side of the trunk lip and come in right behind the
taillight.

HTH,
Bill
Al Tsiemers
2005-12-13 22:25:02 UTC
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Dannleo21 <***@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in news:709809
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Mine leaked from the rear window, ran to the passenger side, dripped onto
the wheelwell, eventually rusting through it. Then it would dribble down
into the spare tire well. Seems like a lot of folks here had leaky Park
Avenues. Way too many.
Post by Dannleo21
I have a 1994 buick park ave and the other day i opened my trunk and
it was full of water where it had been raining this happed when i
first bought the call and the previous owner had itr fixed but i don’t
know where the water could be comming in the trunk lid is seald good
could it be comming from up under the car can any body help me with
this :(
Harry Face
2005-12-14 00:51:57 UTC
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Check these point ::

Trunklid seal pinch seal to body edge. Its glued in place.

Trunklid Spoiler mounting holes.

Trunklid Luggage Rack mounting holes.

Tail Panel caulk seams where tail panel & quarter panels are fused
together.

Taillight seal on ends of quarter panels / body.

Taillight housing seal on deck lid.

Holes in Water channel around trunk opening, such as alarm pin switch
locator holes. Or body seam leaks in the water channel.

Rear window leak.

45 caliber bullet hole in quarter panel ?

Have somebody run water slowly over trunklid why you lay in trunk with a
light looking for drips.

Good luck

Harryface
05 Park Avenue, 32,672
91 Bonneville LE 304,883
William ONeal
2016-08-29 23:18:00 UTC
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replying to Harry Face, William ONeal wrote:
I had the same water problem. Drove me to frustration. Removed the
complete tail light assemble. Applied new sealant to rubber
gasket on light assembly. Reinstalled and the problem solved.

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Paul in Houston TX
2016-08-30 03:57:49 UTC
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Post by William ONeal
I had the same water problem. Drove me to frustration. Removed the
complete tail light assemble. Applied new sealant to rubber
gasket on light assembly. Reinstalled and the problem solved.
The op was not by Harry Face. Harry was responding to the original question.
The original question was posted in 2005, 11 years ago.
Unlikely the op still has the car. Buicks don't last that long.
I used to know Harry. Have not seen a post by him in years.

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