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Roof leak?

Thread in 'Help Forum' started by Kleffler, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. Kleffler

    Kleffler Member

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    I have a 2001 XLS model. Brother bought it in 2003. I bought it from him for my sons first vehicle Pretty nice condition but when it rains the headliner above DS A pillar gets week. Depending upon rainfall sometimes it drips onto back seat. It has a moon/sun roof and roof racks. Where would it be leaking from?

    thanks

    kelly
     
  2. Apats77

    Apats77 Member 1st Gen Owner 4 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Check the drains where the hoses connect behind the headliner. Mine the hoses shrunk overtime and pulled away. I went to Home Depot and got 5/8s??? Hose and hose barb connector and made my own extension. If you pull it to much it will fall out of a rubber grommet that is at the other end where it drains from located halfway down the door jam.

    fixing this is a pain but cheaply done.

    mine still leaks all around the edges of headliner/moon roof but it drains outside instead of the floor.
     
  3. Kleffler

    Kleffler Member

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    Drains appear unclogged as I poured a glass of water in each side last night while it was in the garage and water came out on floor behind front tires. There is a rain channel in the metal roof and it runs into the windshield rubber. Could this be the problem? Also tightened the screws a bit on the roof rack

    thanks for all assistance

    kelly
     
  4. Ed Fenwick

    Ed Fenwick Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner

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    If it is not the sunroof, (there should be 4 drains), My next check would be the rack screws. Tightening may not stop a leak you may need to add some seal on them! Maybe someone else knows the system better.
     
  5. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Left and Right A-pillars, and Left and Right B-pillars.
    If it is the rack screws. The threads need to be coated with Black RTV silicone.
     

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