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Old 09-02-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Sun Roof Leak Fix?

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So I have always had a leaky sunroof, but I recently have had and want to change that. Does anyone have any good solutions to seal it?

Also, how does one access and clean out the drain tubes that channel the water from the sunroof pan to the ground?

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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i have that problem 2
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #3
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youll have to take your headliner down.

there are 4 drain hoses at each corner of the roof.

odds are only the rear passenger one is plugged
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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I've heard of some blowing compressed air through to clear it out. I can't confirm as I haven't had this problem.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I thought about throwing some drain cleaner up there to see what it may do, but I figured I would get it back on my head after a few turns around the block.

Has anyone fabricated any kind of seal for their sunroof, or is it designed to leak and drain away?
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Its designed to drain the water away for when it rains or your washing your car. If not then all of it would end up in your lap.
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TRUST ME if it's leaking by the passenger side by the back seat then it's the T fitting that is clog. The T fitting is located in underneath the power Antenna. I just ran the hose straight down to the bottom of the car.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #8
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That sounds like the beat solution. Now i know what to do when I get that probrlem.
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Mine doesn't leak through the headliner. It has always been a waterfall onto my passenger seat when I start moving around. It's odd how this happens most when someone else is sitting in that seat. I think Max only likes me, and gets a little jealous.

So the simplest solution is to free the drain plugs of any obstructions since leaks are inevitable?
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mine leaks right at the corner of the driver side a-pillar and headliner. Wondering if it is the sunroof or windshield weather stripping
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mine leaks right at the corner of the driver side a-pillar and headliner. Wondering if it is the sunroof or windshield weather stripping
I know there are channels in that pillar for water to flow down to the ground. I'd bet it's clogged since the windshield seal probably wouldn't leak at the top unless it were a gaping hole. I have experience with wet feet from leaky lower windshield seals, which seems more probable than a leak up top. just my two cents
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Well my driver side carpet gets soaked as well lol. Not from that a-pillar leak either because its under my mats. Has to be a clogged drain somewhere. Compressed air is a neat idea. Have to get that headline off though
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I have been told by a guy that it can be disastrous to use compressed air as it may blow the tube to pieces, but he's no maxima enthusiast and probably wanted my grandfather and myself to leave him alone.

Shock, I feel bad for you since you got it on the drivers side....
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I used the airhose at work to blow all 4 of my drain hoses out, only the rear passenger was clogged. I was not in fear of hurting anything..
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