spare wheel well filling with water

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david sunderland
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by david sunderland » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:41 pm

When i worked at the garage years ago had this problem lots we put a man in the boot with a torch and ran a hose over the car..... most times it was light fittings leaking easy to fix just remove and reseal
Qashqai tekna 1.2 petrol dig 6. 3. 17. gunmetal grey. glass roof m\ t...............now RENAULT KADJAR GT 160 BHP same as the QQ same car

Dave1952
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai Facelift - J10b (2010–2013)

Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by Dave1952 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:26 pm

Hound - many thanks - but no open windows

David - That's next on my list to try - cheers

gvmdaddy
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by gvmdaddy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 pm

Possible poor seal around base of aerial?

Dave1952
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by Dave1952 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:45 pm

gvmdaddy - thank you, investigation now shows its more than likely the arial seal that is the problem.

There is no evidence of damp on the underside of the roof lining, but when taking the cover off the boot light (which is directly over the rear seats), water is evident

All I have to do now is find out how to take the lining off and reseal the arial

thanks to all for your responses

Dave1952
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by Dave1952 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:29 pm

Well culprit found - never again will I take a car through a car wash!!!!

Leak was definitely from the aerial, when I took of the aerial "housing" from the roof, the opening for the lead was all buckled where the housing had been forcefully moved, hopefully the mastic I ran round and sat the gasket on will seal it :-)

switchback
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by switchback » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:56 pm

Did you unscrew and remove the aerial before you put it through the car wash?
2015 1.6 dci Tekna, AWD.

Dave1952
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by Dave1952 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:10 pm

Totally forgot , my bad

gvmdaddy
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Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by gvmdaddy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:56 pm

Glad its hopefully sorted.

FlatsFisher
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Qashqai Model: Mk.1 Qashqai - J10 (2006–2013)

Re: spare wheel well filling with water

Post by FlatsFisher » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:18 am

Water leaking into the boot and collecting in the spare wheel well. Appears to be from the extreme near side rear - possibly running from a defective seal around the light cluster or the boot seal?

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