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Hey PJ, Bit of a newbie to forums and am not familiar with what this comment means! HELP please.
PJ wanted someone else to see this thread cuz it might apply to them. The 'bump", or a post with no useful content to an existing thread, brings the thread to the top of the first page and makes it easier to see for a while. Some sites don't tolerate bumps. We do when done with good intentions.
Someone bumping their own tirade about something just to make it visible is a fine example of an unwanted bump and a great way to get a thread locked or deleted. Proceed with caution.
We're good here for now. (plus another free bump due to this explanation)
One reason so many people ask the "Lake Cadillac" question might be the fact that they don't realize that this thread is one of the "Stickeys" at the beginning of the thread listing. When you click on that you get a list of hotly discussed topics missing one thing: the topic title. You have to click on each one to see what each one is all about.
Have the same problem in my 2008 srx4. Haven't found where the water is entering from yet.
please email the pics. where are the drain inlets for the sun roof so that I clean then? Thanks
The drains are at the 4 corners of the roof. Manual says to clean with a flexible wire or about 35# compressed air. You need to open the roof or lift trim to see openings for the drains which go into hoses down through the A and D pillars.
I am amazed this thread is still alive. I first posted back on page 1 almost 8 years ago. At the time it had been almost a year since the dealer resolved the issue and I assumed my leak was fixed for good. I got a weather tech cargo liner and never looked back. Last week my wife pulled out the liner and noticed the carpet was damp around the latch...the jack compartment was damp too. I pulled off the plastic trim but its not obvious how water is getting around the weather stripping. Does anyone have a picture of the seams that they found were the cause of their leaks?
That being said, however, while the fix I mentioned does explain how water/dampness got down into the jack well, it does not explain how the cargo carpeting also got wet in the extreme rear.......sounds weatherstripping-related to me. Not sealing correctly? It sure is old on your SRX. Is the weatherstripping still maleable, secure, and free of any cracks, creases, or shape abnormalities?
The weatherstrip still looks good, not dried up, no cracks or flat spots. I guess the only way to tell for sure is to climb in there and have my wife blast it with a hose or pressure washer...
I love the rust spot many of us have in the jack compartment. :(
04 here water in the jack compartment. Fought it and fought it and finally just quit looking at it and assume it is dry. I have to many other problems with this car to fish in the pond back there any way. I just bought a used mini and was doing some work on it any to in hook the battery. Guess what its in the back and there was water In there as well. I'm drilling holes and forgetting about it too. I will say if my wife didn't love the car I would have torches already
Sometimes the DIY approach does not work. The right Caddy dealership who has done a lot of these rear jack compartment leaks is a better bet.....or an independent water leak expert. The better collision shops have to deal with this stuff when they are repairing a vehicle that has been popped pretty good too.
Better dealerships are out there as are the independent experts. The cost of the vehicle is too high to me to let this go unattended especially when the fix is closer at hand than you may think. Stop fussing and git er done!!!!
To add what I can, I had water in mine after a while. 2005 SRX.
After stripping the entire rear interior and running a hose over the back, I located the leak.
As the water traveled down the left (drivers) side of the D pillar (hatch weatherstrip) I could see at the lower LEFT corner it was slightly dripping, kind of oozing, under the rubber (between the weather strip and pinch seam). It was not gushing in at all, and took about 30 minutes of running the water over the closed hatch to see the seepage.
A new weather strip and some added weather strip glue resolved the leak.
I cleaned the drain channels, and reseated the rear hatch weather stripping and my leak problem went away. I also cut the carpet out of the jack compartment in case it did ever leak again. The previous owner had given up I suppose because when I bout the car it already had a damp smell in it. Took a few week to really dry out and get rid of the odor. Now I check every few months to see if any water has returned and so far, nothing.