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Where is the sunroof drain tube located?
These tubes are generally located at the front and rear corners of the pan assembly of the sunroof/moonroof, travel down the interior of your vehicle and typically drain onto the ground. Unfortunately, these tubes can become clogged with debris overtime.
How does a sunroof drain?
The sunroof assembly has gutters going all of the way around it to catch any water that gets by the sunroof glass. The water then makes its way to drains on the corners of the sunroof housing under the glass, where it flows down plastic tubes inside the body of the vehicle, draining out onto the ground.
Do car sunroofs have drains?
That’s why all sunroofs come with built-in roof drains to make sure any rain water runs off smoothly. The only problem is that those drains can often become clogged. Leaves, pine needles, and other debris can easily get stuck inside the drains but they’re pretty easy to clean.
How do I know if my sunroof is clogged?
To check for any clogs in the tube, pour a bottle of water over the closed sunroof and look for any water that’s come out the bottom of the car. If you don’t see any water, you could have a clog. If you suspect that there’s a clog in the tube, you should bring it into an auto repair shop to have it addressed.
How much does it cost to unclog a sunroof?
It costs about $ 125 to clean the drainage area of a sunroof. If you’re replacing the guide or cable that pulls the sunroof back and forth, a mechanic may need experience to remove the entire roof and replace or rebuild it. This job can cost up to $ 800.
How much does it cost to unclog sunroof drain?
How do you tell if your sunroof drain is clogged?
When a sunroof drain does become plugged, the common signs are either a wet headliner, water dripping from the headliner, wet roof pillar, a damp carpet or water pooling in the foot wells.
What happens if sunroof drain is clogged?
If your drain system becomes clogged, water builds in drain lines, can find places to pool and can damage the interior of your car. “If the water overfills the catch basin because the drainage is clogged, then it often is leaking in behind the headliner and trim panels,” Hudson said.