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« on: December 31, 2004, 07:47:33 AM »

I am having a leak in the headliner,  it looks like it is dripping from the sunroof button and is all around the protruded part of the roof,  also it is wet on the far left side up by the windshield.  

I was reading a while back that a couple of people had a similar problem and it turned out to be clogged drain lines.

If that is the case could someone post the sunroof pictures that were shown here a couple of months ago displaying those drain holes.

Please help!!!

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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2004, 07:58:49 AM »

I forget exactly who posted those pics, I think it was Jedi.
I am one of the people who had a leaky sunroof and it was a pinched drain line, but mine was leaking on the passenger side, not near the button. I don't know if that would make a difference.

Hopefully we can find those pics.  
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2004, 08:11:20 AM »

It was Jedi. Here's the link.

http://www.aztekfanclub.com/forum/index.ph...=45&#entry24967
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2004, 08:42:19 AM »

Thanks RealNewfieAztek, for posting that! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2004, 10:13:41 AM »

I hope the pictures help.  If you need me to search for the other end of the drain lines I can try and do that too.  But those are the top drain lines.  I hope they help.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 08:38:01 PM »

I took a look up through the sunroof and notice that water seems to be sitting a little at the right front hole and even more at the left front  hole .

I didn't have anything at the time to put through to see about unblocking it.  Is there any ideas as to what to use?  any way of damaging them?

Also you mentioned that you would be able to show me where the bottom ones come out,  i guess it is possible that junk could be in there too.

Lastly,  what cleaner did you find that worked well for getting the water marks off the headliner?

Thanks

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005, 09:10:04 PM »

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Lastly, what cleaner did you find that worked well for getting the water marks off the headliner?

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I didn't get them out. The dealer replaced my whole headliner under warranty.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005, 09:20:51 PM »

First of all, I used Armor All Carpet and Upolstery (sp??) Cleaner and a very soft towel.  A headliner can tear easily if you use something like a toothbrush.  When this happened with me (me being stupid and leaving the sunroof partially open overnight when it rained.)  that is what I did and it all came out after about 20-30 minutes worth of work.

Now, for getting something out.  Well, if you have cans of compressed air (bought at stores like CompUSA and Best Buy) then you can put that at the tubing and try to blow the clog out.  Or you can use a very flexible wire and feed that down.  I would recommend looping the end over some so that it is slightly round and not pointy.  Or else, in fixing one problem you could put a hole in the tube causing another problem.  

Well, right now I can't take pictures of the bottom drain holes due to it raining alot here.  But when it dries up some I will crawl under the Tek and get some shots of where they are.

 
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2005, 03:44:27 PM »

I tried blowing a little compressed air through the holes today using one of the cans of air for electronics,  I don't know if that worked or not as I am unsure where to expect the water to come out.

there didn't seem to be any water pooled up though before trying the air or any change there after.

Krystal:

You said before that one of the lines were pinched,  was it something that the dealer had to fix or was it something that I could do.  Also when they fixed it how much did the dealer charge to repair the problem??

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2005, 12:36:38 AM »

Jay, the dealer fixed my leaky sunroof drain lines because my Tek is still under warranty, so there was no charge. I don't know exactly what they did but I would imagine they had to replace the pinched line(s).

I don't know if it is something you can do yourself or not.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2005, 06:32:50 AM »

Kinger905,

I believe that I placed some information on another post for clearing out the drain tubes.  I believe that it was Krystl's post originally (not sure).  At any rate, the tubes are located in the two forward "A-Pillars" and the two mid "B-Pillars."  I know that you can use real compressed air from an air compressor (more power that those cans).  There is a restriction as far at the maximum psi to sent though there or it will damage the tubes.  I know that I posted the rating in the other post.  I can try to see if I can find it later today.  Running wire down through there you may run the risk of slicing the tubes, so make sure that there are no sharp edges.  The tubes generally go pretty straight down, so you should see water draining right below the A and B pillars.  You may also want to check the seal for cuts.

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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2005, 06:39:34 AM »

Kinger905,

I looked in the manual and found that the level of compressed air must not exceed 35 PSI (241 kPa).  The procedure also recommends trying  a flexible wire to clean out debris.  I am not sure what kind of wire would be flexible enough, but sturdy enough to be pushed through those lines.  Be careful that the end you insert into the hose does not have any sharp edges on it.  They recommend testing the hoses by placing a small amount of water in the sunroof trough to see if it drains into the drain hoses and exits the vehicle at either the bottoms of the A-pillar or B-pillars.  They recommend trying this before having the glass panel adjusted or having the seals replaced.  Some times the weatherstrips can get pretty stiff.  If you have not used the sunroof in a while, they can take a set.  Then when you decide to use them, they may not seal properly.  You might want to try sprayying the seals with a weatherstrip lubricant (see your Owner's Manual, back of the Maintenance Schedule for the proper lubricant to use.  I believe it is a silicone spray).

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2005, 06:12:26 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2007, 07:38:54 PM »

Hi Jedi,,,
I have a leaky sunroof,, and likely need to clear up the drain lines.  The link to your photo's no longer works,, and I must be blind but I can not find the 4 drains.  Do you still have the afore mentioned photo,, or, can you describe the location of  the holes in a bit more detail,, please
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I hope the pictures help.  If you need me to search for the other end of the drain lines I can try and do that too.  But those are the top drain lines.  I hope they help.
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2007, 07:52:45 PM »

Hey Catmandu, just letting you know you are quoting from a reply written in 2004, and Jedi is no longer a active member since November, 2006. 

I know there is a current thread on this and allot of old ones, but for some weird reason, I can not seem to find the latest one.  Anyway in the search menu (you probably did) type sunroof and there is quite a few other threads based on this.
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