LEAKY ROOF STEMMING FROM LIFTGATE GROMMET ON CHASSIS
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
February, 3, 2011 AT 3:42 PM
Please help. My crossfire roof is suffering from severe water ingress due to a faulty grommet which is place on the liftgate chassis of the car.
Can you suggest how this may be fixed and what part I require. Rather than diagnostics being required at a garage and pay for it, I would rather say.I need this doing, and therefore pay for the fitting, as I already know what is wrong. There is no seal to the metal and water is pouring in.
Any help much appreciated in terms of rubber Grommet official resellers of Crossfire parts.
Get yourself some clear flowable sealant (either automotive or household type sylicon sealant) and seal the lower portion of the rubber boot grommet.
The part itself itself is replaceable, but you will have to replace the entire wiring harness for the rear hatch and trunk. And it is not an easy job.
Just seal the lower grommet to the frame. If you push it down right it will "click" into place into the frame. But yours night be broken and wont click either.
Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other issues. Crossfires are my babies, and I have many friends I constantly help fix em cheaply.
No cause there bad cars, just chrysler branded with mercedes pricing. Lol
October, 28, 2012 AT 10:56 AM
Hi there JCNINJA636
Thank you for your tips above - they worked a treat!
No water ingress since a year ago now and I just simply siliconed around the grommet, clicked it into place and then smoothed it off with my finger.
I now have a different problem. What do you do when the tailgate rattles when fixed into the closed position via the latch.
Normally, when the tailgate is closed (in any other car) there is no rattle, however with the crossfire, when the tailgate is closed and I'm driving, it rattles constantly - can you help please, or is it best to get it checked out and have the locking mechanism inspected?