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I have a 2002 Cooper S, I hear water running--especially seems to be side to side when I make a quick turn. I think it is inside the hatch door but the floor isn't wet. I'm afraid of rust! It only happens when there is heavy rain. Anyone else with this issue?

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Originally Posted by mynameishenry View Post
Have had this problem, now solved I think.
I was getting litres of water in wheel well. No obvious signs of where it was coming in. I've stripped entire loadspace and diagnosed leak to gap between steel pressings.
If you open both rear doors, in front of you at the bottom of the door aperture, you have a plastic cover over the steel chassis pressing. Take off this cover, you have the door seal and exposed steel in front of you.
To the left and right, there is a join in the pressing to the inner wings housing rear lights.
The water was leaking between the gaps in this join - there is no seam sealer here so, if water finds it's way past the door seal from the top (which is does easily as the fit of the seal is poor) it will pool enough to pass the join and into the well.
Sealed with clear silicon, all good so far.
Hope this helps. Can send pictures if anything unclear.
Pictures would be great!

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