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Message posted by Bill Reeves on 30/11/2017 at 3:22pm
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Hello everyone,
Please can anyone help me with a problem.
I have a 2010 hi-top renault trafic campervan which is letting water in.
If you open both back doors there are identical leaks at both sides of the van.The leaks are at the bottom left and bottom right hand corners.
I have had the seals checked are they are o.k.
I have had the back lights removed and sealed checked and they were o.k.
I have had the back doors adjusted to make them sit tighter to the back when closed.
I am running out of ideas,please help if you can.

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Message posted by barry915 on 30/11/2017 at 3:52pm
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Not sure how bad the leaks are but if they are substantial you could try some dyed water from the top of the van and see where the water runs down to the leaks

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Message posted by kiev on 01/12/2017 at 9:38am
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Replace the back door seals, they are nearly 8yrs old,sometimes its a question of eliminating each possible cause. Water ingress is not a thing you want because of the damage it can cause. Good luck

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Thanks for the replies .I am going to try some dyed water this weekend.
I have been told the door seals are o.k,but as you say they are nearly 8 years old so I may replace them.

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I would go with kievís recommendations didnít realise the seals were 8 years old

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It may not just be the seals themselves, as 8yrs isn't overly old for door seals, is it..
(if it were, there'd leaky car doors, boot lids, hatchbacks everywhere..),if it is them at all, it may be down to poor adjustment(which new seals "may" just hide?)..

Presumably, there are no upper windows or seams that may be the cause?

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You can get new seals from http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/

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Message posted by Bill Reeves on 04/12/2017 at 12:24pm
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I used some dyed water this weekend and found both leaks.
The company who fitted out the van had removed the back door seal while they were lining the insides of the van.Some of the liner overlaps were the seal goes and continues around the edge of the back door.They had then put the seal back on.
When it rains the water drains away from the roof area and down the channels either side if the doors.As the water reaches the area were the liner has overlapped past the seal the liner soaks up the water and acts like a sponge and empty's into the back of the van rather than onto the ground.
I will have to remove the liner that is overlapping and put a bead of sealant along the seal edge.
Hope this makes sense and thanks for the help.


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