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Is Your Sunroof Leaking Sunroof Leak Repair

Created on: 2019-06-14

Found water on your vehicle's floor? Check out this video to see what you can do to figure out where the leak is.

  1. step 1 :Checking the Sunroof Drains
    • With the sunroof open, carefully pour water into the sunroof pan.
    • Check on the ground for water draining out
    • If no water is present, and the water continues to build up at the sunroof, the drains are probably clogged

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Do you have a vehicle that, after it rains, the carpet's wet, and you have a sunroof? I'm going to show you how to check the sunroof drains, and if you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description, and head over to 1AAuto.com.

So all vehicles that have sunroofs have a seal on the sunroof. Now, those seals are generally not water tight. They still, the sunroof themselves, has a drain that goes all the way down and out the vehicle. So what you can do is, you can check those drains if your carpet's wet. A lot of times those drains plug up.

So you can take a glass of water, and just pour it right in here, when you open the sunroof. So open the sunroof, and there's a little channel in there. You want to pour the water in that channel. What you want to check for is if that water is draining, and if that water's draining, that's a good sign.

Then, come over here, then you want to check underneath the vehicle. You'll find it draining out somewhere. So if it's draining out, that's a good sign. That means the drain is working properly. If you don't see it draining out here, it's probably draining into your vehicle.

So if your drains are clogged up, there's a couple different things you can do to try to fix this. You can try to take compressed air and spray it down there, and hopefully, it blows out, but generally, that's not a good idea, because where the hoses are underneath your headliner, or even down below, may pop off.

So, before you do that, check down near the wheel housings on the vehicle, every vehicle's different. You can pop the hood, sometimes you can see where the actual sunroof drain is. So at the base, you could take a little coat hanger or even a small pocket screwdriver, try to dig out some of the gunk. A lot of times, it's just pine needles and leaves that clog these up.

Hope this video helped you out.

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