Instead of using a hose use a pressure washer that'll tell you where it's getting in only one at a time .
I've seen the water trickle into my boot, after around 30 minutes worth of using the hosepipe, then I couldn't recreate it again. After putting it down again.Hi boroboy
I get water in the boot, I was washing my car over the weekend I noticed the inside the boot right hand side , behind the driver side there was wetness and I did notice previously the boot used to get wet, as my cloth and bag which was under the spare tyre used to be damp. But I shrugged it off to being condensation. But when I washed the car I realised I am getting water into the boot,,but very minimal, as there was no puddle, but the fabric was damp.
it must be very minute leak and it would take time to get puddle of water.
i have taken every out and just to keep an eye out and investigate where the water is coming from.
i checked the aerial the following day , looked dry, as it was sunny weather.
where do you think most likely the culprit is , where the water coming from roof rails, aerial, boot seal, rear light, as I checked and it all looks all good. I did bucket water check could not find it .
i am now just waiting for rainfall to find out where it is getting wet, so it may take some to find out, as I have my boot completely empty for now until further investigation
I'll have another look within the future, when I have a free/day off work. I think there's also a possibility it may be getting in from the rear wiper arm seal. It's not coming in by the rear water jets, as I've checked that. With it being such a small leak, obviously a lot of the water is being soaked up by the insolation before it ends up in the boot. Then maybe the water has to come in at a certain angle too.my seats are not getting wet., but water must be coming in for a while which I never noticed unless if need to access the spare tyre, but when I was washing the car in the nice hot weather, just for the curosity I just took everything out of the boot and then I realised it was wet only on the right hand side.
like I said I did a bucket water test and my seats were folded and I sat in the rear of the car and seeing if I can trace the water,but like your effort, everything dry.
i washed my car with hose pipe and at the end jet wash,which I usually don’t use jet wash due just cant be bothered taking it out from the shed, as I washing the flags and this is why i used the jet wash.
at the moment back to work and and I am in the middle of doing painting, so I will try and see if can look into it or otherwise I am just waiting for the rain and see if it has leaked into the boot.
I also took the right rear light off to check the seal, but I could not see anything wrong with it,but that was following morning, so it wa dry, if I did take it off after washing the car it may have showed wetness, but I don’t know until i do this again.
pauil made some good comments did not think about the rear wiper, rear washer fluid,
I will keep you inform If I do find anything.
With mine it seems to be long persistent rain over a number of days, before I have any water in the boot. Mine was dry too, over the last few days. I tend to only check mine around once a month. I can spend half a hour washing mine, no leak. Very intermittent, not a big leak either.just an update , I haven’t found the leak as yet, it rained all day on Thursday and today it rained on and off. I have not found any sign of leak and the boot was dry as a bone.
Thursday I took it for a drive around town at 25mph to 30Mph and I must of drove about 5 miles and Friday it was just parked outside my house, so both days it did not leak into the boot.
i will keep checking ,as It is weird when I washed the car it was wet on the right hand side and these 2 days it has rained and no leak.
Very easily, it just pulls off, there's clips behind it. Just give it a tug from the bottom and it'll come off. Won't help you any mind, as there's just insulation behind it, then the bodywork. The water is coming in from somewhere above it with mine. I can't recreate it again though, that's the issue. I did once, bit it took over an hour with an hosepipe. Then next time I tried with a pressure washer and the hospipe it didn't play ball.Hi Boroboy
I have checked my boot when ever it rained and it is dry and can not see a leak. Car was parked not driven for over 6 days.
It had a heavy rainfall on Saturday and early hours of Sunday morning and I just checked my car and no leak.
How did you take off the plastic rear back off ?
Do you have images or link and I will need to buy trim removal kit, as I have not purchased yet.
This is the update from my car ,strange when you can not find the leak, as I need to put my stuff back , but I can not until I find the leak.
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I could well believe it. Mine is so intermittent though, why it's really hard to find. I can go a month without any water. I've stripped everything I could think off, a part from the rear bumper. Including rear light clusters, headlining, hatch trim, plastic trim behind the rear wiper arm. If I can't recreate the issue, doubt there's much else I can do. Being my second J with a similar leak, can't be uncommon either. Fortunately it's not too bad, most water I've ever noticed within the boot at any one time was around half a cup full.Had my panels off for over 2 years until I eventually sorted it.
Dont suppose it makes a difference which way your car is facing when you find water inside does it? Just adding my "two penneth" to the discussion. I was thinking is the car leaking elsewhere/ travelling then pooling.