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  • Vents in hatch leak

    Anyone else have the vents in the hatch area leak? I redid the gaskets on the tail lights just find out those were leaking. I put a thick bead of the black gasket in a tube around both since I didn't see any other solution. Don't think I've had any other Festiva that leaked around those.
    91 rusty Festiva 260k

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    Mine leak right (tail lights). I'm going to do the mouse pad trick.
    Last edited by Charlie1717; 03-15-2011, 05:36 PM.
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    • #3
      I thought one of mine was leaking, so I caulked it, only to find out it was, in fact, my taillight gasket that was the culprit.

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      • #4
        Could this be why the back of my hatch was soaking wet after a downpour?
        Rick
        1993 Ford Festiva
        1986 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L/4.0L head, AW4,NP242, Chrysler 8.25" rear. SOLD
        1981 AMC Eagle Wagon-As Seen on TV Lost In Transmission
        2000 Ford E350

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Eaglefreek View Post
          Could this be why the back of my hatch was soaking wet after a downpour?
          Absolutely. It's a fairly common problem. Water gets down in the spare tire well.
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          • #6
            On the tail light gaskets I used a roll of EPDM rubber. Absolutely no leaks. I need to test the vents again to see if it fixed it. You could tell when it leaked really start to stink!
            91 rusty Festiva 260k

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