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Post Info TOPIC: Water Leak Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEL - Filling passenger rear footwell after rain.


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Water Leak Mercedes-Benz W126 560 SEL - Filling passenger rear footwell after rain.


I seem to have developed a leak in my right rear door area in the W126. Just noticed it the past few months because at first I just though someone was leaving the window down. lol

I suspect its the drain tube at the right rear of the sunroof panel, or perhaps even a door seal. I am hoping it's not the rear window seal, as there is not the usual rust that is associated with such leaks.

Going to have to pull the rear quarter trim panel off and the back seats to have someone run a garden hose over the area to locate the leak, I might get lucky and just find a cracked or disconnected drain tube @ the sunroof, I'm hoping for the latter.

I'll take some photos, but if anyone has any personal experience with this, feel free to add your experience and the resolution.

 



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Just an update on this vehicle, it appears the leak is coming from the trunk and the seal that goes around the door. I haven't pulled back the headliner to see if the hoses from the sunroof drain pan have cracked or failed, but it also appears I am getting some intrusion around the tail lights! No rust as a result, yet, but I got a feeling these vehicle at this age are going to start needing new rubber if you're not planning on fair weather driving them.

I got to gut the interior anyway, because I really feel like it needs to be painted before I do anything else. In that process, I can deal with the seals. Ill be sure to post photos, although it may be quite awhile before I do so. 



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