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240 240 sunroof help!!!

BoostIt

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Little Rock, AR
Ok so I just tried to clean my sunroof drains by feeding some weed eater nylon wire into the drain hole. I fed quite a bit into it and when I tried to pull it out, only a few inches came out and then it stopped. It's stuck somehow inside and I don't know where the drain is outside of the car. I've pulled on it very hard and nothing happens. Is there a way to come at it from a different direction? I definitely don't want that wire stuck in there forever...
 
The front drains run through the a pillar and out one of the many panel drains in the pinch welds under the car where body floor panel is welded to the rocker panels. The rear drains on a sedan run through the c pillar into the hoses in the trunk. I'm guessing you're stuck in the A pillar?
 
The front drains run through the a pillar and out one of the many panel drains in the pinch welds under the car where body floor panel is welded to the rocker panels. The rear drains on a sedan run through the c pillar into the hoses in the trunk. I'm guessing you're stuck in the A pillar?

yeah i'm stuck in the A pillar. i started on the driver front drain hole. after feeding a lot of wire in, i was wondering why i didn't see it coming out anywhere under the car. i'm wondering if it opens up somewhere inside the pillar or down low somewhere and the wire tangled? it's starting to look like i'm ****ed.
 
Nah...it's a hose all the way down...It's recommended to be careful and nor use compressed air to keep from blowing the hose. Running water is best, but I use a tiny bit of air as well. I can't tell you what to do, but if it were mine, I'd get ahold of the line with a pair of ViceGrips and give a mighty big yank before I gave up.
 
figured it out. talked to a local guy who ran into the same problem and said i had to drop the headliner down. did so only to find neither drain hose connected to either of the drain spouts and the hose clamps as loose as possible. slid the hoses on, tightened the clamps, and buttoned it all back up. problemo solved!
 
OP you've got no problems that can't be fixed with a tube of color matched caulk.

Clean mating surfaces properly and apply... Smooth it out and that pesky sunroof won't leak or make any more wind noise.

You'll still have to replace that leaky windshield.... :roll:
 
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