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Working on repairing a small water leak that's been annoying me for a few years, found it's a cracked seam sealer bead that seals between some sheet metal layers where the rear 1/4, roof, and hatch area all meet up. I found the crack, pulled out the drip channel trim kind of ruining it in the process, got the new channel trim here and a fresh tube of 3M Windo-Weld to caulk the cracked sealer and channel. Other side isn't leaking yet but I think I'll do the same over there for peace of mind.

Luckily some other Celica owners did all the hard work, I guess their water leak was MUCH worse than mine. Mine only leaked in the car wash, just a few drips over the R/R 1/4 glass but that kept me from using the touch-less wash to dust the car off on road trips. Channel trim is $65 so not too expensive, I could probably save the other side and reuse it. New trim looks way way better than the old stuff, 20 years of baking in the sun I guess...if I can scuff it up and match the matte finish I may try to reuse the other side but $65 isn't gonna kill me. At least it's not the other door trims...the top trim that overhangs the window glass on the roof is $140 each and the little outside trim that wipes the glass as it goes up and down as also $140 each. Yikes. Both those are in so-so shape on either side of the car, it would look so much nicer with fresh parts. Maybe next year, starting to get worries about parts like these being discontinued since the car is 20 years old and these are unique to the vehicle, but I can't buy a spare for every part on the car.
 
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