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Old 10-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #1
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ok i dropped my sunroof and found the drain that doesnt....drain hahaha it seems clogged badly ...how do i get watever is in there out? like really in there i tried the wire seems it didnt work
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anyone please?!!!
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Ok.. Front or back drain?

Front drains go out at the base of the fender where dirt frequently accumulates. You can get to it by removing the inner wheel well. If it appears to be draining in the car..then you need to locate the break and fix.

The backs.. come out right in front of the rear wheels.
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Loads of dirt can accumulate where the front drain terminates. It can easily block and cause a back-up. This is where the front tube terminates.

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ok i know where they come out i just need to know how to get the stuff out? i tried the wire another other? water hose it? vacuum? any other?
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Compressed air is the best method. But if you try that,take the time to do all 4.
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You assume something is lodged in the tube?

After seeing Bandits tube break easily (the tube is glorified wire loom w/o the split down the length). I'd be afraid to poke it or use too much pressure when using air.
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Compressed air is the best method. But if you try that,take the time to do all 4.
and after seeing mine.. that would make my tubes Explode.
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First, try and determine if it is the front or rear drains. Position your car somewhere where you can pour a small amount of water into the front drains and then turn car around and do same for rear. An inclined road or driveway is ideal for this otherwise you may have to jack car. If it is the front drain, and you suspect it is clogged on the bottom, loosen or remove the plastic fenderwell access panel and scrape dirt out. After I did that on each side, I positioned car, nose down on inclined driveway and carefully ran water into that area with the front doors open, from inboard. You can easily get a hose into that area. Then I let the car sit that way 'til it dried out. This is only going to be a solution if it is the front drains and is caused by blockage down in this area. Even if it is not blocking there, I think it is a good idea for every member to check that area for dirt that can hold moisture. I could not believe how much there was in my car. Good luck.
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