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O/T - FORD sunroof leaking

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by HSLDS, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Looking for advise in how to fix a leaking sunroof on a 2004 Ford Expedition...

    The leak just started - I know the drain tube on the passenger side is not draining correctly (I was able to open the sunroof immediately after it stopped raining and saw water pooling at the drain opening).

    My question is this: HOW DO I CLEAN IT WITHOUT RISK OF DISCONNECTING IT??

    I know it travels down inside the 'A' pillar, but I also know it is easy to knock the tube off of its fitting (BMW's were notorious for this).

    I suspect compressed air would risk blowing it off the nipple, etc.

    Looking for thoughts on this one.

    THANKS!

    David D
     
  2. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I would not use pressure, I would use a small drain cleaning tool or an electricians fish tape, and stir the debris up so the water can carry it away. Keep rinsing water and you should be ok. Good Luck
     
  3. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Talk to one of your health care buddies and see if they can get you a 10cc syringe - or maybe a 20cc syringe. It's probably mold'ed up. If you get it draining again, give it a shot of bleach (and wear eye protection). Good luck.
     
  4. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Sun roofs are nothing but a pain in the back side. I too had one that leaked and all I did was buy a tub of 3M window sealer and sealed it shut. It never leaked again.
     
  5. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    a little vaseline around the rubber will assist keeping the water from getting past it
     
  6. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    Vaseline, not KY !!!! KY will help it slip in.

    COuldn't resist.

    Mike
     
  7. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Will it moan too?
     
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