Hi all, I thought I would share an interesting experience I had. I woke up a few weeks ago to go to class and as I was driving away, I heard a sloshing sound coming from the back of my car.
I opened the trunk to see what the noise was, and noticed a large wet patch on the carpet. Then, I opened the spare tire compartment, I was shocked to see about 4 inches of water around my spare tire! I pulled out the spare and let the water drain through the screw hole. I found more water in the scissor jack compartment as well as the cavity behind the trunk liner on the right side. I had to get all that water out with a sponge... PITA!
Then... it happened again, and again. Yesterday, I finally had time to look for the problem. Initially, I suspected the weather stripping around the trunk, but it was good.
I then unscrewed the spoiler and found the problem. There are six holes in the trunk lid of an 02 wrx. Four for bolts to secure it down and two more for cables that attach the spoiler to the trunk hinge, just in case you spoiler flies off. There is supposed to be as seal the goes around the cable and fits in the hole. It was gone.
I assume that when my car was repainted a few months ago, the guy who took it apart lost that seal.
I MacGyvered a makeshift seal out of one of my floor mats (no one will notice)
Eventually I'll fix it right.