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Leaking rear door.

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I have had my 1999 3dr hardback for just over 6 months now and although i think it's great, there is a leak in the back somewhere that seems to be getting worse. It is now at the point that after heavy rain(which is not uncommon on the South coast!) there's a pool of water in the boot security box. I've spent over £200 on 2 new seals and am fast running out of money and ideas! I do like water features, but when they are starting to make my car smell rather mouldy I have to draw the line!!! I've talked to a view dealers who said it's not uncommon, and changing these seals would solve it, but when I informed them that they've taken my money but the problems still there, they ran out of ideas! PLEASE can anyone help me cause my kids complain about the smell each time they get in the car.
Look forward to any help. Jase.
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Wipe both the seal and the door dry. Then take some petroleum jelly and put a thin coating on the seal. Now, close the door. reopen the door and inspect the portion of the door on which the seal is 'supposed' to contact. If it is not making a good tight seal, at any spot along the sealing surface, there wont be any sign of the petroleum jellu on the door. Also, see if the width of the transfered jelley is a uniform thickness, any spot which is narrower than others is getting less seal compression, and not leaving as much petroleum jelly on the door.
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