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sunroof opinion

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by eternalegacy, May 24, 2008.

  1. eternalegacy

    eternalegacy Active Member

    hey, was wondering if i can get some feedback from everyone
    my sunroof might be leaking, either from the rust spot or the lining
    around it is the cause

    if i can't find a sunroof replacement, what alternative do i have?
    don't really want to weld it shut....
  2. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Mine was leaking and I used Kleen-Flo's Silicone Lubricant. It's safe for rubber and helps recondition seals. I pspread some thinly all the way around the seal and it stopped the leak. Depending on how deteriorated your seal is, this may work....
  3. csnyder

    csnyder Active Member

    Check the four drain tubes in each corner of the sunroof. If there clogged, then the water sloshes around in there and leaks off the tray.
  4. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!

    All 4th gen factory sunroofs leak. They are designed that way. If you notice it's not a rubber seal around the sunroof it some kind of felt or something which is designed to minimize water penetration but not totally prevent it.

    If you remove the headliner in the car you will see the above piece that is mounted under the sunroof. Notice that each corner has a tube extending from it.

    Better pic of the tube at one corner.

    Each metal tube is attached to a piece of rubber tubing that runs down the frame of the car in the case of the front it runs down the pillars on each side of the windshielddown to the rocker panel and drains the water down there.

    My sunroof works fine in the summer and allways stays dry but if it rains in the winter then I think the water freezes in the plastic drain tube plugging it up causing the metal piece to overflow and then I get a leak.

    So check your 4 drain tubes to make sure their not plugged up.

    -remove headliner
    -disconnect each hose and poke something up each metal hole to make sure its not plugged
    -pour some water down each rubber hose to make sure it drains properly
  5. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    If you have an air compressor....you can just blow air in the top of the tubes as well and get any clogs out....
  6. VJ_87

    VJ_87 Guest

    How about those sunroof tubes ends. Where should they end, because my celica fills side panels.

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