1. ClubCivic is now on Instagram! Follow us at clubcivicdotcom. Want your photos features? Tag or DM us, use #clubcivicdotcom, or email us your photos to photos@clubcivic.com

How To: Interior Leak Repair

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork DIY How-To's' started by lonewolf, Mar 10, 2005.



Welcome to ClubCivic a Honda Civic Forum

Club Civic is an online Honda Civic forum and community for all Honda Civic enthusiasts. Whether you own a Honda Civic Si, Ex, Type R, Dx, Lx, Cx, Dx, Vx, or even a hybrid you will find valuable information and honda civic car parts on this site. Take a look around to view Honda Civic discussion; including a photo gallery, maintenance information, tech tips, as well as ways to get better performance from your Honda Civic. Visit the Members Ride's to view and rate other member’s Honda Civics. Click here to start viewing the Honda Civic Forums. Before you start posting on this site you will need to register. If you are already registered and not logged in, please login here.

Browse the forums by generation by clicking below or browse all honda civic forums.


  1. lonewolf

    lonewolf New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    England
    OK. I have had a boot leak for months now, and it's been driving me up the wall. So far I have found four seperate area which water can (and has) entered the boot area. Hopefully I have plugged all the holes now, and this information will help everyone else find where they are leaking from.


    First (and most obvious) is the sunroof drain hose's. They are clear plastic tubes running down each side and the slot into rubber linkages which allow the water to drain outside the car. There is one each side of the car.
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    Next is the rubber boot seal. Mine was loose and not sealing properly so i sealed it with silicone sealant all round.
    [​IMG]




    Thirdly, does your bumper look like this:
    [​IMG]

    If so, you may have a leak because the clip is broken.
    [​IMG]
    I just covered the whole thing in sealant (and hope for the best!)




    Lastly, I found that water was getting in through a leaky join near the filler cap. Again I filled it with sealant and will hope for the best. This one was a bit messy, but I will clean it up later.
    [​IMG]



    I used unibond roof and gutter sealant for this, though any sillicone should be OK.

    Hope this helps everyone who has a leak. If I find any more I will update this thread.
     
  2. J32a2OwnsU

    J32a2OwnsU Resident Old Man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    7,818
    Location:
    MD
    Great post bro...............!!!!!! Im sure people will find this useful!
     
  3. SiRcivic27

    SiRcivic27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,734
    Location:
    Wisco
    Yeah, my trunk is leaking on my '00 Si and I get water in my spare tire well. Cant find where the damn leak is though and its pissing me off!!!!! When I get home I'll be sure to check around, I only get water in my trunk when my car is parked and not when I'm driving so I dont understand why.... you would think it would be the other way around.
     
  4. johno590

    johno590 f**k thieves Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,520
    Location:
    Florida
    Same here, I got leaks in my trunk and up front, near passanger side door where it meets the fender, but its on the interior, I still haven't had a chance to take that all apart and see where its coming from... I did a little bit a silicone in the trunk but I obviously have to do more because its still leaking...
     
  5. SiRcivic27

    SiRcivic27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,734
    Location:
    Wisco
    John, where did you think your leak was from? With the trunk leak did it just go stright into the bottom of your spare tire well?
     
  6. red4

    red4 VW in the house... Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    516
    Location:
    Ames, Iowa
    good post. i siliconed part of my trunk lid seal, but i think i need to do more, because it is still leaking. i think there might even be a spot in the lid itself where water is coming in, maybe around the taillights?
     
  7. 96greencivic

    96greencivic #1 in the Atlantic! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    4,241
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Damn, I feel fortunate that my 96 doesn't have any leaks.
     
  8. fgraciano1980

    fgraciano1980 keepin' it clean! 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    los angeles area
    What did u remove to get to the hoses in the trunk?
     
  9. red4

    red4 VW in the house... Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2005
    Messages:
    516
    Location:
    Ames, Iowa
    the carpeting. pull back the carpet, and they are right there.
     
  10. SiRcivic27

    SiRcivic27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,734
    Location:
    Wisco
    Can a mod please make this a sticky? This is asked way to much...
     
  11. x007den

    x007den New User Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    4,152
    Location:
    562 So Cali
    i will add it to the sticky thread :thumbup:
     
  12. $lick Rick

    $lick Rick TEOTWAWKI Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1984
    Messages:
    15,252
    Location:
    oregon
    thanks, this is some GREAT info
     
  13. Honduhboy

    Honduhboy New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Houston
    It's funny cause my bumper doesn't look like that and this clip isnt broken but yet water still comes thru that little clip area :x
     
  14. SiRcivic27

    SiRcivic27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,734
    Location:
    Wisco
    I've checked all area's, siliconed the clips and connected the drain hoses and yet water still... any more ideas for where water could get in? my trunk seal is mint and the gas cap look good....
     
  15. lonewolf

    lonewolf New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    England
    :what: Cover it in silicone and it'll be water proof. Maybe there is a design flaw with that clip because so many leak there.



    Best thing to do is to fold down the rear seats, get a mate to look into the boot with a torch while you spray a hose over the car (or vice versa). You should be able to locate where the water is leaking in this way.

    Sorry, apart from that I can't help you.

    When you find it, if you let me have some pics, i'll add them to the above list.
     
  16. SiRcivic27

    SiRcivic27 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,734
    Location:
    Wisco
    I've tried that... but I guess I'll try it again on Sunday when I get back from St. Louis. Just another thing to add to my list or stuff to do on sunday with the car.
     
  17. charles_00Civic

    charles_00Civic CC'S Longest Running Noob Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,313
    Location:
    edmonton
    My bumper looks like that and i dont have ne leaks. Hmm.
     
  18. HotFireCivic04

    HotFireCivic04 4Dr Pimpin 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Great info, will be tryin this tonight!
     
  19. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    17,061
    Location:
    :
    You also might have caused your rear window glass to become slightly unset from the car if yyour bumper looks like this.

    I would imagine that more than likely water does not come in through that clip though. I have more faith in Honda's engineers than that.
     
  20. 3rdCoast

    3rdCoast New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Messages:
    421
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    check ur tail lights, u wouldnt believe where u can get water through a leak in ur tailights tighten them down, and check the gaskets on them.... If u have subs in the car the bass can make them lose......
     


Loading...

Share This Page