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Old 02-03-2004, 06:05 PM   #1
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We've had lots of ice lately, and today it got warm enough to melt- i went out to my car after work and the viser above the drivers side is soaking wet, as well as parts of the headliner...and also below the floormat there is a large puddle. I had problems with water leaks last year and thought i had them licked- but they were only on the floor. I had taken silicone sealer and sealed around the top of the door at the time. Now i'm wondering (due to the water leakage above the viser) if the sunroof drain tubes got blocked....does anyone know where these tubes go to? and how hard is it to gently pull down part of the headliner without ruining it or making it really hard to put back?

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ok, i removed the corner of the headliner (pulled it back anyway) and found that there are water droplets all the way along the front edge of the frame above hte windshield. I imagine that since it has been warm today and now colder again it could just be condensing...but given how soaking wet hte viser was that still doesn't fully explain why it was so wet. Anyway, if anyone has had this problem and has ideas i'd really appreciate it!
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Those drain tubes are your most likely culprit. They drain down the A-pillars. One may be disconnected above the headliner, or blocked with debris. Pull the A-pillar trim to investigate, and run a wire down the tube to check for blockages. A compressor may come in handy if a blockage is discovered. Any front headliner leak on a car with a sunroof is pretty much the drains.
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