Mechanics

CHEVY WATER IN THE SPARE TIRE WELL

2005 Chevrolet Equinox

Interior problem
2005 Chevy Equinox 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 55000 miles

Hello,
I looked up our problem online and found other owners with similar problems. We have water leaking into our spare tire wheel well, which is fully enclosed. It is almost filled to the top. When we hit the brakes it sloshes over to go underneath the car, which is now soaking into the interior carpet on the ground and causing standing water and mold. Another online owner had said that their dealer diagnosed the problem from a missing pressure cabin release valve cover. Where would we find this area of the car to see if it is missing in ours?
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Threehubcaps
January 15, 2009.




I found a TSB (Tech Service Bulletin) about water in the spare tire well. It says a lack of body sealant on the rear fascia is the cause. I will include the pic of where it needs to be applied


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/1639_equinox_1.jpg


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Jack42
Jan 15, 2009.
I took my equinox into the dealer and they siliconed the seal and replaced the carpeting that was under the spare tire. This is a know issue with equinox's and the dealer should take care of this.

Edward
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Efichtenmayer
May 5, 2009.

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