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Old 10-11-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default sunroof drainage, leakage problemo - BG

Does anyone else have the problem of dampness around the two front pillars of the car (at the top)? I don't want to get a moldy headliner.

My BG wagon with the sunroof has dampness in this area and I want to try to fix it. My brother told me that the moonroof drains through the A and B pillar and that the drains might be clogged. Has anyone else seen this?

any info would be appreciated.

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Old 10-11-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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Yeah, my drains were clogged and it caused the rainwater to get backedup inside of the car. If you open the sunroof all the way and look facing the hood, you'll see there are two small circles on each end of the sunroof opening inside. What I did was get my air compressor air nozzle and blow them out a few times. That worked no problem, and it was a very easy fix.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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perfect! thanks! will try that.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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The hoses could be off the nipples on the otherside of those drains. You would have to take down the A piller trim to check for that. Blasting air or a wire down the drain may knock them off too.
The hose being off was the problem on mine.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:33 AM   #5
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Default a few possible reasons for your problems...

...on my car my moonroof visor had a couple of clips that caused a slight opening for rain water or car wash water to come in. I removed it IMMEDIATELY!!!

...the rubber aroung the moonroof dries up and looses its ability to seal properly...replace it!

...lastly the draining tube on the front left and right side of the moonroof...get a compressor with an extension and blast the shiatzu out of it...lots of stuff will come out...pour water down and compress again...repeat until water is clear...

...oh yeah lube/grease your tracks while you are there!



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Old 10-21-2007, 08:43 PM   #6
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1. I blasted my drain lines out today, so we'll see if that helps. where does the other side come out so I can see if they are draining?

2. Taking the a-pillar apart... I'll look into that. Whenever I take trim off I break the clips. Does anyone know where to get new clips that hold the trim together? I've probably busted at least 15 and parts of my car just rattle and dangle. It's sad.

3. I pulled up my rubber foot mats, and to my surprise there was a LOT of water in the foot well, it wasn't quite a puddle but it was absolutely drenched. I haven't spilled anything down there. Could the moonroof hoses be detached and leaking down into the foot well? I need to nip this one because it will cause rot or rust.

4. A bit OT, but does anyone know where to refill the rear wiper fluid? I CAN'T FIND IT. AHHHH. I looked in the manual, but there is only a diagram for the sedan.

5. CRAZY KEN - where you you get new rubber for the moon roof? While I'm at it, does anyone know where to get new rubber for the door surrounds where the window seals? Mine are getting a bit tattered and foamy, and road wind is getting though

thanks all! Gotta keep the old mule clicking along...
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:26 AM   #7
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4. A bit OT, but does anyone know where to refill the rear wiper fluid? I CAN'T FIND IT. AHHHH. I looked in the manual, but there is only a diagram for the sedan.

5. CRAZY KEN - where you you get new rubber for the moon roof? While I'm at it, does anyone know where to get new rubber for the door surrounds where the window seals? Mine are getting a bit tattered and foamy, and road wind is getting though

thanks all! Gotta keep the old mule clicking along...
your washer bottle has 2 pumps on it & feed rear from front

new rubber: just pick up a 2nd hand roof from wrecker (they com with glass attached)
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:12 AM   #8
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like every one else my mine did that so i cleaned out my drains and that worked
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:11 AM   #9
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they drain out into the wheel wells, to the rear of the tire, about shin height. You have to pull back the fender liner to see it. Obvious once you do. And the water could be running down the pillar, on the inside of the car, between the plastic and the frame, and ending up there. I'm not going to explain why I know this can happen, but it does and can.

Good luck,

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:45 PM   #10
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thanks guys. I just got the carpet dry yesterday, so I'll pry the a-pillar off today and see if the hose is attached or not.
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