I was on the highway, and my car was "thumping" & sheering wheel "shimming", like I had a nail in a tire. I pulled over, and didn't see any nails - but I did see that I lost a wheel weight on one of my rear tires.
Today, went into my trunk, into the black plastic "tool tray" to try to find my lug key - but it was missing (separate story)...
I figured maybe I put it in with the tire itself.
So I lift up the plastic tire cover, and am greeted with several inches of water, and what looks like an old tire that had been pulled out of the ocean!
I will take a picture & post it, if anyone is interested. But obviously my concern is - how did the water get in there in the first place???
We have had a lot of snow over the past few weeks - and I have gone to automatic car washes to keep the salt off the vehicle.
The carpet in the back is dry.
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I have water in my spare tire well also. I see no Sun Roof drain tubing anywhere near the tire well but, I do see the tubing in the rear quarters that allow the Sun Roof water to drain off.
I have also cleaned and sealed the well rubber plugs to no avail as I don't think this is where the water is getting in. There isn't water anywhere else leading me to think it's rolling in from the top(Hatch floor) above the spare tire well.
And I don't have any cracks or rot allowing water to come in. There isn't lots of water, just damp/moisture most of the time but, I can't figure how it's getting in and it won't drain out either! If I figure out how the water is getting in, I'll certainly post here
I keep reminding every one that they need to inspect and inflate the spare every 6months.
As vehicles age, people dont take them for scheduled maint and only do the oil change etc. There is a huge value of doing a visual. One must crawl under and see. When you are in a plane, the flight engineer/co-pilot makes the round in cold and heat. There is a reason for that.