[QUOTE]\nI've been told that tailgate leaks on this vintage car and model are not\njust common but chronic. I discovered this leak when the gate's interior\nfinish panel rotted out around the bottom. Volvo does not make\nreplacement panel's for this car anymore and I could not find one\nlocally in Seattle that wasn't water damaged. I also couldn't find one\nonline without water damage, including two Volvo specific sites in\nArizona where one would imagine water damage wouldn't be an issue. I'm\nthinking design flaw. Anyway, I bought one locally with water damage\nthat will have to suffice but I'm concerned about further water leakage\ninto the interior of the tailgate destroying this one, too. The window\nseal leaked for sure and I had it removed and reseated. Continued\nleakage turned out to be in from the aging seals for the license plate\nlights, the latch handle and the key lock cylinder. I will replace these\nsoon and this should stop all or most of the inflow...for now. The\nproblem is when, unbeknownst to me, leaks form again (Actually, there is\nno seal provision where the handle's thumb latch passes through the\ngate's exterior wall, but this is under the cover of the top of the\nhandle...not reliable leak prevention). While the drain holes at the\nbottom inside of the gate are situated to take care of any water that\ndoes get into the door's interior, the design flaw seems to be that they\nare situated too high to prevent a small well forming above the pinch\nwelds at bottom of the tailgate which, for a car parked on an incline\nlike mine must be, even unobstructed drain holes will not vacate. The\nwater sits in the well until the gate is opened when most of it quickly\nflows past the drain holes down onto the fiberboard of the finish panel.\nFactory sealing at the pinch weld is a thin coating of stuff that has an\norangish color. Covering this orange coating seems to be the remainder\nof a black caulking that has eroded badly from most of the seam. I'm\nthinking of cleaning the area at the pinch weld off and building up an\ncounter-inclined floor of caulking whose bottom terminates slightly\nabove the bottom of the drain holes thus forcing water drainage even for\na car parked on an incline. Any problems with this solution that I have\nnot anticipated? Any recommendations for the correct caulking? Any other\nideas of how to cure this model's chronic tailgate leakage?[/QUOTE]\n\n\nI haven't heard of chronic leakage, we've got a couple wagons in the family\nand neither of them leak. You may have rust around the window under the\nrubber though, I hear water can sit in there. If you have a window installed\nfor a '93 it sits flush and fixes that.