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  1. Hursty103

    Hursty103 New Member

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    Someone please help. I have read the other threads and done all what has been said.

    I have resealed the rubber around the boot, i have taken the rear light out and sealed around the rubber gasket, i have sealed the rubber around where the wiring loom comes in, i have sealed the rubber on the nearside back door.

    When i took the light out i looked to see if i could see any water marks or tracks but couldn't see anything.

    I took it to autoglass for them to check the back window, they sprayed it with someone in the boot and they said no water was coming in from the window.

    Please help as i am in danger of losing it completly.

    The leak is on the near side corner
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    jma Member

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    try your rear wiper,the seal on the bottom
  3. Dynamic Dave

    Dynamic Dave Qualified lego bricklayer

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    Did they also check the side windows at the rear of the car? Not too uncommon for them to leak (well it wasn't on the Vectra-B anyhows - could be the same for the Vectra-C?)
  4. Hursty103

    Hursty103 New Member

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    Does the seal just pop out?.

    Regards
  5. bigdrifter

    bigdrifter Well-Known Member

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    Vectra's specialise in leaking through:

    Rear lights
    Aerial seal
    Side windows
    Wiper motor seal
    No. plate surround
  6. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Hi i am sure there is a breather in the rear wing just behind the bumper - make sure the rubber flap is seated right - i may be wrong but its worth looking -
    regards
    Steve
  7. Hursty103

    Hursty103 New Member

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    Its been raining here this morning so i have had another look, i placed kitchen towel in two places to see if was tracking down from the roof or side window, it doesn't seem to be but the second one was near the back light.

    If you look into the boot on my vectra you have a flap where the fuses are on the n/s its leaking from the top down onto the fuses and siren for the towbar. Its not a big gush of water but its there none the less.

    I put my hand through the gap and touched the wing from the inside up near the light and it felt damp but where the water is settling i can't see how its getting there.

    Just one more point, its not wetting the carpet, its all in the rear n/s wing

    Hope this all makes sense.

    Regards
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    I know you've already checked this but it might be worth double checking the light unit. My boot was letting in water recently and that was the problem. The only other thing I can think of, which I admit sounds a bit daft but, could your rear window washer hose/ bottle be leaking?
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    Had a similar problem with my Vectra C 53 plate. Agent unable to find source of leak but found a source of easy money from me....anyway after a lot of searching myself traced my leak to the rear n/s roofbar mounting bracket seal (under the roof trim), the small rubber seal had perished.
    To agent to buy new ones..... told not available...Plan B domestic silicone sealant....didn't work....Plan Z to B&Q plumbing section and got some rubber washers 9/16 X 5/32 X 3/32...RESULT.
    To get to the 10mm nut that secures the bracket remove the grab handle(2 Torx Screws) carefully pull the roof lining back a bit, remove 1 Torx screw that secures the wiring channel, push it back to give access to the hole where the bracket's 10mm nut is located.
    Good Luck.
  10. Hursty103

    Hursty103 New Member

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    Update on this, I took it to a body repair shop and i think they have fixed the problem. It looks like it was a small crack under the n/s roof trim, the bit that covers the guttering.

    So hopefully just waiting to see if it leaks or not. The guy is 99.99% sure he has fixed it.

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