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Old 02-19-2010, 10:08 AM
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Sunroof / Leak Question, Comment

I noticed my sunroof leaking during heavy rain. I was concerned until the design was examined. I have never had a sunroof so an education was needed. It is simple mathmatics from what I see. If the drains keep up with the leak then there should not be a problem. That being said, the gasket must be in good condition. I don't expect a perfect seal as this would make the sunroof difficult to open/close.

The trick seems to be preventative maintenance. When the drains become clogged, and they will, leaking into the interior will become a problem. I plan to clean the drains during routine maintenance. Weed trimmer line should do nicely for snakeing out the drains. If I am missing something, please comment.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:14 AM
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its not your job to clean the drain or unclog anything....

its a fundamental flaw, and there is no fixing it, and there is no solution. whatever you do will be temp., and then it will leak again... jeep doesn't admit, and they fail to stand behind their product, just like their dealers.

i have owned more than 5 cars over more than 2 decades, never had an issue with any sunroof/moonroof, anything...

i opened my sunroof maybe 3 or 4 times in a year, how does it become clogged??? i have 3 cars with sunroofs now, no issues! they sit outside in the driveway 365 days a year. NO ISSUES. its your jeep, plain and simple.
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its not your job to clean the drain or unclog anything....
Then whose job is it? If leaves or dirt get in the drain it's the dealers job to clean them out? Your Pat had a problem with the sunroof, mine doesn't. Some do, lots don't. You got rid of it, I'm keeping mine. I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but, frankly, your ceaseless complaining doesn't help anyone to solve their problems. I think this idea about using a line to clean out the drain periodically is a great idea! All the posts I've read on this subject, this is the first to suggest some constructive preventative maintenance.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:17 AM
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Mine leaked slightly after a hard rain when it was brand new - took it to the dealer and the leak specialist fixed it in one try. Dry as a bone ever since and we get a lot of rain (and snow).
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Then whose job is it? If leaves or dirt get in the drain it's the dealers job to clean them out? Your Pat had a problem with the sunroof, mine doesn't. Some do, lots don't. You got rid of it, I'm keeping mine. I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but, frankly, your ceaseless complaining doesn't help anyone to solve their problems. I think this idea about using a line to clean out the drain periodically is a great idea! All the posts I've read on this subject, this is the first to suggest some constructive preventative maintenance.
I tried my solution. The front drains bottom out about a foot in. I can't tell what the line hits but that is likely all there is. I suspect the drain goes to the gutter. There are two drains visible from the rear door, near the top. I can put about 4 feet of line into these before they bottom out. I suspect these start at the rear of the sunroof.
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Following that line of thought, I wonder if using low pressure air would blow it out? In the parts manual, fig. 60-1005, it lists 4 drains, 2 front and 2 rear. It doesnt really show where they terminate. They do seem to be 1 piece hoses. It may be possible to blow them out. They also look to have a valve or fitting of some sort on the downstream end. Did you see any of that?
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Following that line of thought, I wonder if using low pressure air would blow it out? In the parts manual, fig. 60-1005, it lists 4 drains, 2 front and 2 rear. It doesnt really show where they terminate. They do seem to be 1 piece hoses. It may be possible to blow them out. They also look to have a valve or fitting of some sort on the downstream end. Did you see any of that?
I had that thought as well. I didn't see any fitting or valve.
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big problem with cleaning the drain tubes. the hangers for the tubes do not work well on SOME. search and see in the forums. if you jam something down them you can dislodge the tub causing a low point to fill with water. hit the brakes, the water rushes forward over flows gasket and enters cabin. This problem has been state by another member also, she stated that her dogs were in the cargo area and the dealer said a hit to the roof liner can cause the tube to "sag". Mine were sagging from the factory. Had mine fixed, no more leaks during braking.

just be careful what you do to "clean" them. jeep never intended them to be cleaned out by an ower. don't void your warranty by doing something stupid......
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Mine leaked during the first hard rain after I purchased it. The dealer blew out the drain lines (there are four of them as mentioned earlier) and I have not had any issues since (and there have been many downpours since). Mine also sits outside in my drive way 24/7 and I have put 17,000 miles on it in 7 months which indludes open the sun roof numerous times with no issues.
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I have the answer for sunroof leaking problem Buy a jeep with no sunroof.
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This is the thread you want to print out and keep -

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/l...91/index2.html

It shows everything you need to know about sunroof leaks.
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I have the answer for sunroof leaking problem Buy a jeep with no sunroof.
That's what I thought, but I've got an '08 without a sunroof and I still have a leak somewhere...maybe not the roof, but around one of the doors. I've had it fixed once by the dealer, but the problem has returned after a couple years. It's not as bad as what I've seen with the sunroofs, but I do have water collect behind the driver's seat at times after very heavy rains (which we had many of this past year).
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If you notice the leak detection pdf I posted above you'll see the leaks are not limited to sunroof cars.
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Good link. I also like how the one person is escalating their issue. If more folks followed the process that is already there to protect them we would have far less issues.


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This is the thread you want to print out and keep -

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/l...91/index2.html

It shows everything you need to know about sunroof leaks.
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