On my mother's 2000 Lincoln LS V8, we noticed over the summer that an amount of water had accumulataed into the spare tire well. I thought that was very strange as the rest of the trunk always appeared dry and the seal around the trunk looked pretty good.
However, recently she could not get her car started, and it had to be jumped. We opened the trunk (which is where the battery is located), and saw that there was about 3 inches of ice in the spare tire well, basically surrounding the battery, spare tire/tool kit, etc. in the well of the trunk. The rest of the normal part of the trunk was dry.
Not sure why this would happen or where the source of the leak is. Anyone have any idea?
I was thinking maybe there is a vent for the battery, perhaps that has allowed water to accumulate?