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Old 04-17-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Help with Sunroof Drains!

I've had problems with water leaking into the car from the visor and surrounding area on the front passenger side. I found some posts on here about clearing out the sunroof drains and tried both a wire and blowing air through - I did each several times with no success. The wire goes in about 3-4 feet and won't go any farther. I've blown the air through while it'* filled with water and eventually the water didn't drain at all so I can only assume that I made it worse by really getting the gunk clogged and jammed in there. One of my problems is that I can't see where the drain comes out at. One of the posts said to open the door and you'd be able to see it, but I don't know if that was the same model or year as mine. With my brother'* help we jacked the car up and looked underneath where the water was dripping from, but it'* surrounded by the wheel well and molding and there'* no way to see in there without taking it apart. I'd like to use something like Draino to just dissolve the clog but I don't want to dissolve the tubing and hurt my baby I'd really like to get this fixed before the rainy season hits but I'm frustrated and out of ideas - any help? Thanks!
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The rear drains come out just behind the wheels in the back between the inner sheet metal and the outer plastic bumper cover. You should see a tube sticking through a rubber boot on both sides. I'd have to look at the front drain locations, but I sorta remember them being right in the door jam area...

I can take some pictures of this when I get home from work, but I'm sure someone else will beat me to it before I get a chance.

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Give this a try..

Pretty sure he tells right how things are routed. While we all fight pulling things apart. It'* much easier and quicker to fix once we do.
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Do no use drano . Pull the plastic wheel well cover off, they are held in with plastic push pins and you will see a rubber drain tip you dont even have to take wheel off just turn wheel .Mine looked like they were sealing shut and I cut the end open bigger,it could be sealed closed.If that seems ok next pull off your pillar molding cause your drain hose is right behind it, it just pulls off.You will be able to see what shape hose is in and there is a connector there you could pull the hose apart ( hose is actually kinda see thru).If these are ok you may have to pull headliner, I have a feeling the hose came off at the sunroof if your visor and head liner is wet..You will be able to attach it.You could probably just pull that corner down and connect it, of course you will have to remove a few things.
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