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Please help me!! My 1989SEC has a water leak. Every time it rains, the "pockets" of the trunk get wet. I took it to my mechanic, who unclogged the seal, but the left and right pockets are still getting wet. The rest of the trunk is dry as a camels back. I had to place heavy towles into the pockets to soak up the water. The trunk smells like wet a dog. Any ideas? I'm confused!! The trunk itself does not get wet, but the side pockets are soaked. Thanks for your pending help in this matter, Guy.
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Sir Guy,

I agree, it sounds like the classic lower frame of rear window leak.

I had water in the trunk of my '90 560 SEC and after a lot of fiddling concluded the source of the water had to be the lower part of the rear window frame.

The repair itself is not too bad. Mine cost me $1,200 at a good body shop.

However, you have to remove the rear window in order to access the frame and it can easily crack or delaminate. Replacing the rear window is about $1,000.[xx(]

I was lucky and they managed to save my rear window. No guarantees though.
Insurance coverage.

The rear window - Maybe, if the window was broken BEFORE you tried to fix the leak.

The rust R&R - Nope.
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