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under water

Post by albert » 01 Apr 2005, 04:20

hi all-L reg laguna rxe auto both front wells are sodden-just got the car so must have been like this for months.Lifted pass side mat and soaked up about 5 bath towels worth and still loads there. Discovered water running inside the dvr side from just under the dash level.down the rubber then onto the inner sill then onto the mat. The headliners are wet all across the front and sides as far as the handgrips.A right mess - any clues please? Renault dealer prices require a new mortgage just to look at the thing!![:(]

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Post by reblack68 » 01 Apr 2005, 20:20

Sounds like a sunroof leak. It might be worth sealing it up and drying the car out to see if it stays dry. Initially I would just tape or silicon over it, if that proves to be the source of the leak I would then look at new seals, drain tubes etc.

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Post by albert » 02 Apr 2005, 13:18

very much obliged for the advice-will give it a try

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Post by albert » 19 Apr 2005, 01:33

Well-sunroof secured and rainbow removed from inside and robert's your father's brother!! IT WORKED.No one needs a "sun" roof in this crummy climate so have disconnected it and fingers croosed. Many thanks.

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Re: under water

Post by ferkemall » 17 Jul 2017, 20:40

Open the sunroof get a net curtain wire and push it down the water drains , also clean out the bulkhead water drains for what ever reason Renault fitted flaps to the to the ends of the drains i cut the flaps off water can now run out , its a renault !

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Re: under water

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 17 Jul 2017, 22:59

I had a similar issue with my Citroen BX. I found that one of the drain pipes had got blocked. I got hold of some stiff wire, attached a bottle brush, and ran it up and down both drain pipes. As soon as I cleared one pipe my hand got soaking wet (and dirty with the crud that had blocked the pipe). I then made sure to clear the pipes on a weekly basis until there was no sign of any dirt coming out, and then every few months.

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Re: under water

Post by Mick F » 26 Jul 2017, 19:10

Read this.
Our Clio is bone dry now, even in the heaviest of downpours.

Good luck,