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sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:55 pm

My truck is at the dealer, they refuse to clean the drans out of my sunroof. they say the left front and the rear drains are clogged....

im told the rear drains are accessable by removing the headliner. but how do i go about doing that? please .. any help is great!!! thank you!

has anyone done or experienced this?
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:57 pm

Why are they refusing to clean them?
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby partsguy » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:04 pm

Sunroof Drain Inspection and Cleaning
Drain Hose Routing
A drain trough encircles the sunroof window panel and water is drained off by the drain hoses located at each corner of the housing. A drain channel spans across the sunroof module at the rear of the window panel and directs water into the trough.

Check to ensure the front drain hoses are routed down the windshield pillars and out the center of the pillar between the door hinges. Make sure the hoses are not kinked.
Check to ensure the rear drain hoses are routed through the rear pillars and out of the rocker panel. Make sure the rear hoses are properly routed in the metal roof slot and taped in place.
Plugged Drain Hose
If a waterleak has occurred check for a plugged drain hose at each corner of drainage system.

Open the sunroof window.
To test for blockage, pour a small container of water into the module housing drain trough. Check each corner to confirm the drain hose is draining water.
Caution: Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.

Use compressed air, 241 kPa (35 psi) or less to blow out any drain hose that is plugged.
Test the system again.
If the hose remains plugged, check to see it is properly routed and does not have a kink. Refer to Drain Hose Routing.
Remove the blockage using the following steps.
6.1. Push mechanics wire through the hose to remove the obstruction.

6.2. Use compressed air in order to blow out any remaining material.

Disconnected Drain Hose
Inspect the drainage system for disconnected drain hoses. Complete the following steps in order to obtain partial access to drain hoses and check for a disconnected hose.

Open the sunroof window panel.
Lower the headliner as needed. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement .
Connect any disconnected hoses.
Ensure that the rear drain hoses are properly routed in the metal roof slot and taped in place.

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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:12 pm

partsguy wrote:Sunroof Drain Inspection and Cleaning
Drain Hose Routing
A drain trough encircles the sunroof window panel and water is drained off by the drain hoses located at each corner of the housing. A drain channel spans across the sunroof module at the rear of the window panel and directs water into the trough.

Check to ensure the front drain hoses are routed down the windshield pillars and out the center of the pillar between the door hinges. Make sure the hoses are not kinked.
Check to ensure the rear drain hoses are routed through the rear pillars and out of the rocker panel. Make sure the rear hoses are properly routed in the metal roof slot and taped in place.
Plugged Drain Hose
If a waterleak has occurred check for a plugged drain hose at each corner of drainage system.

Open the sunroof window.
To test for blockage, pour a small container of water into the module housing drain trough. Check each corner to confirm the drain hose is draining water.
Caution: Wear safety glasses in order to avoid eye damage.

Use compressed air, 241 kPa (35 psi) or less to blow out any drain hose that is plugged.
Test the system again.
If the hose remains plugged, check to see it is properly routed and does not have a kink. Refer to Drain Hose Routing.
Remove the blockage using the following steps.
6.1. Push mechanics wire through the hose to remove the obstruction.

6.2. Use compressed air in order to blow out any remaining material.

Disconnected Drain Hose
Inspect the drainage system for disconnected drain hoses. Complete the following steps in order to obtain partial access to drain hoses and check for a disconnected hose.

Open the sunroof window panel.
Lower the headliner as needed. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement .
Connect any disconnected hoses.
Ensure that the rear drain hoses are properly routed in the metal roof slot and taped in place.

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awesome reply!!! so.. where can i get info on actually removing the headliner?
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:13 pm

Mark wrote:Why are they refusing to clean them?



said warrenty wouldnt cover... it was $300.00 for them to do it. i think thats why they do these events.. its $$$$$$$ for them!!!
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby PhilD » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:19 pm

JeepEaterH3 wrote:awesome reply!!! so.. where can i get info on actually removing the headliner?
I'd personally try the compressed air before even thinking about removing the headliner.
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby partsguy » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:24 pm

Headlining Trim Panel Replacement





Caution: Do not attempt to repair or alter the head impact energy-absorbing material glued to the headliner or to the garnish trims. If the material is damaged, replace the headliner and/or the garnish trim. Failure to do so could result in personal injury.

Caution: Refer to SIR Caution in the Preface section.

Notice: Use care when working around the head curtain inflator module. Sharp tools may puncture the curtain airbag. If the head curtain inflator module is damaged in any way, it must be replaced.

Notice: If a vehicle is equipped with a head curtain inflator module ensure that the inflator module and tether are undamaged. If tether or curtain airbag are damaged in any way, they must be replaced.

Preliminary Procedures
Disable/enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling .
Remove the windshield garnish trim moldings. Refer to Windshield Pillar Garnish Molding Replacement .
Remove the sunshades and the sunshade retaining clips. Refer to Sunshade Replacement .
Remove the sunshade anchor. Refer to Sunshade Anchor Replacement .
Remove the lower center pillar trim. Refer to Center Pillar Lower Trim Panel Replacement .
Remove the upper center pillar trim. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
Remove the upper body side trim panels. Refer to Body Side Rear Upper Garnish Molding Replacement .
Remove the cargo and dome lamps. Refer to Dome Lamp Replacement .
Remove the assist handles. Refer to Roof Rail Rear Assist Handle Replacement .
Remove the weather strips around the top of each door opening and the top of the endgate.
Place the rear seats in the stowed position.
Remove the front seat head rest.

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Headliner Trim Retainer

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Headliner Trim Panel Assembly

Procedure
Disconnect the electrical connectors behind the windshield pillar trim.
Place the front seats fully forward with the seat backs fully reclined.
With the aid of an assistant, remove the headliner out the back of the endgate opening of the vehicle by lifting the left hand side and lowering the right hand side.




Anything else email me.there is to much to go though here.

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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby partsguy » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:26 pm

I agree with Phil.......Blow the damn things out .Broken panels cost real money.
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby Seth » Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:26 pm

JeepEaterH3 wrote:
Mark wrote:Why are they refusing to clean them?



said warrenty wouldnt cover... it was $300.00 for them to do it. i think thats why they do these events.. its $$$$$$$ for them!!!


Tis why I don't like sunroofs. Just another thing to have something happen and suck my money.

Sorry to hear about the cloggage. I hope that you get it cleaned out. I would try some solvents to see if they can clear a way and then shoot a garden hose down it. These are merely lay suggestions and are in no way meant to be educated suggestions. :lol:
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:41 pm

PhilD wrote:
JeepEaterH3 wrote:awesome reply!!! so.. where can i get info on actually removing the headliner?
I'd personally try the compressed air before even thinking about removing the headliner.


but the rear drains arent accessable with out removing headliner.. thats what sucks. :wall:
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:49 pm

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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby PhilD » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:55 pm

JeepEaterH3 wrote:but the rear drains arent accessable with out removing headliner.. thats what sucks. :wall:
That does make it difficult. How does the water get in them?
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby Seth » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:51 pm

JeepEaterH3 wrote:heres what i needed!

http://jalopnik.com/cars/oh-yeahhh/a-fa ... 291340.php


Hey, that's what I do. Gives me that cool look without the hassle of anything breaking. JK :lol:
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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby JeepEaterH3 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:18 am

this may be why mine are clogged.... Shhhh!

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Re: sunroof drains clogged how to clean???

Postby AZH3 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:11 pm

Mine are clogged and are causeing it to leak through the voice reciever above the drivers side, but mainly down to the floor boards. I just used some wire to clean the one on the driver side out and after watching it drain it drops down right through the inside molding of the dash and on the floor. I looked up there and I cant see where a tube got moved or anything else. Any Ideas?
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