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1988 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z. When it rains water leaks into the back corners of the hatchback. Took the cover off to look at it. Is there suppose to be rubber or some type of weather stripping in the corners right above the taillights? To keep water from coming down the rail and leaking in.
 

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if you still have the rubber hatch seal that goes all the way around the opening then it's complete

if you have a rear wiper the water might be coming in through the rubber seal in the window hole
it then drips into the hatch trim covering the wiper motor and likely out each end of the trim at the corners
thus your puddles
 

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The hatch seal is fine. No rear wiper. It comes in from the corners were the taillights are.
 

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We dealt with water leaks all of the time when I was a Chrysler Tech.

Leaks at the body seams are common.

First, verify the drains for the hatch channels are not clogged by running water slowly down the channels and watching to be sure it drains from the bottom of the car.

If the drains are clear you will need to water test.
You will need to remove the rear interior panel(s) and run water on the areas where you suspect water is coming in from and look for water entering the interior.
If you find water entering the interior you will need to remove the taillight assembly to determine exactly where it is entering from.

If you find a body seam leaking you will need one of these...
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/All-3M-Products/Collision-Repair/Adhesives-Tapes/Seam-Sealers/?N=5002385+8710676+8710891+8711017+8716717+3294857497&rt=r3

Any problems/questions/concerns Please feel free to ask.
 

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3M Strip Caulk is GREAT and has a million and one uses, we always have some on hand.
I was first introduced to it in 1995 when I started my 15 years as a Chrysler Tech.
Over the years my Son and I have used it for numerous things, I used it to hold my Tach and Fuel Pressure Gauge to the dash so I did not have to drill holes, the gauges have been there for over 10 years.
1B-Interior Center View  5-4-2010.jpg

Works Great on Water Leaks also. :rolleyes:
Water test when you are done and see if the leak is fixed and let us know.
 
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