Clio leaking sunroof (P reg 1.4RT)

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Clio leaking sunroof (P reg 1.4RT)

Post by srobb » 09 Sep 2002, 16:51

Me again - another problem I have with my Clio is the sunroof tends to leak after heavy downpours. Comes through the centre console in the roof where the electrics are for the sunroof mechanism and central locking.
Only happens after heavy downpours.
Any ideas?
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Post by greatoaks » 15 Nov 2002, 00:47

my 1999 scenic does the same
it has been suggested it could be the aerial sealing rubber
though ive not checked yet
any other ideas would be useful
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Post by allmond » 15 Nov 2002, 01:21

Hi
If you do a search on all forums and look for sunroof you will find soooo many answers.
Meanwhile to save you looking here's a post I've re-posted several times:
Whenever I have had a wet car, it's always sunroof drains. The sunroof is not designed to be watertight, it lets water through into a tray above the headlining. This then drains through usually four but sometimes six drain tubes. The normal four usually drain down the A and C pillars.
Open your sunroof fully, and you will see the tray if you look down from above. GENTLY pour some water into the tray at the four corners and look for it appearing out somewhere near the wheels. You will probably find one corner blocked. The experts will then tell you to remove your headlining etc. I have found in the past no need to do this. I just got a piece of wire (eg bicycle inner brake cable) and pushed it CAREFULLY from the bottom of the tube. There's usually a gurgle and then you can flush out the tube. It's usually a leaf or something blocking the tube.
Last week on my son's Escort (a year ago now - this is an old post!), the tube wasn't blocked, someone had managed to put a trim screw through the tube, puncturing it. We did have to take the headlining out!
Hope this helps.
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Post by andya » 27 Nov 2002, 03:35

Hi
Clio 1's are renowned for leaky sunroofs.
Its almost always the seal between the outer sunroof frame and the roof. The only problem is that its only available through the dealer network as part of the frame and costs about £160. Although its dead easy to fix. Once the headlining is out the sunroof bolts together from inside. Take off the outer frame and clean off the old seal, clean the roof and run a bead of silicone sealer around it, put it back in and tighten up the screws, wipe of the excess and job done.
I did my mothers about 2 years ago and is still water tight.
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Post by andya » 27 Nov 2002, 03:38

By the way Greatoaks
scenics usually are the sunroof drains blocked or quite often kinked due to crap fitting at the factory.
Cheers
Andy
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Post by ClioP3RT » 29 Nov 2002, 00:23

I had a similar problem where water was leaking from the light/sunroof electric console. It turned out to be what 'greatoaks' mentioned - "the aerial seal". Just tightened it and pasted some silicon sealant around to ensure no more leaks.
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Post by srobb » 03 Dec 2002, 15:04

Thanks to all the suggestions - it turned out to be the sealant had erroded. Just cleaned it up and added some new clear sealant and hey presto. Thankfully!
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