While the sunroof drains need to be checked, it is not the usual problem area for leaks.
Thanks. They are short so my 2.5ft of pipe bottoming out is explained. I did a water test and they drain just fine.While the sunroof drains need to be checked, it is not the usual problem area for leaks.
To be clear these are the blues in the door as Nooby has talked about on many occasions? As rockers to me mean the exterior below the foot sills.Have you pulled the A pillar covers to see if the water is coming in from the top. Also check the body plugs under the rocker panel, if they are missing or busted water can come up through the bottom.
Thanks...but very disheartening to hear so many possible common entry points for water in a vehicle that is supposedly water proof up to the window line!Pulling the trim is to try and locate the path of the water if it's the windshield or sunroof or sunroof frame. The rocker panels if are full of water will make its way to the carpet under the floor mats.
I think your point is very valid...as you may know there was a class action against Vw for many models and well over a decade worth of design issues for leaks. I think the boys are saying that the plenum leaks are the bigger concern here and the sunroof drains which are an issue are usually the lesser of two evils of what is turning out to be 101 leak locations. I'm already shopping for a used non-Vw as I type...For those who say that the sunroof drain is rarely the cause, I beg to differ. .
Yes, no, as they say these days: the grommets I refer to are in the bottom of the panel that runs along between the wheel arches and below the doors themselves.To be clear these are the blues in the door as Nooby has talked about on many occasions? As rockers to me mean the exterior below the foot sills.
So water leaks in the doors too...and then also the frame (sills) below it too get filled?Yes the grommets I refer to are in the bottom of the panel that runs along between the wheel arches below the doors themselves.
Those are the door sills for me, rocker panels for others!
You could easily damage the rubber drain hoses by the wire.My neighbor said maybe I was hitting a connector of a two part drain hose when snaking it with a wire...so I better watch out how much I push.
Thanks for the info. $300 seems reasonable and a crap shoot unless you got that "relentless tech" working for you.I chased wet carpets for a couple of months on my wife's 04 last summer. Pulled pillars, dropped headliner enough to see the nipples/adapters to the drain hose and tested front and rear sunroof drains. NADA. I had fixed the stupid adapter piece from the drain nipple to the hose with RTV and small hose clamps on my Audi, so I was used to the drill.
Finally went to local dealer, with a great relentless tech. He found the bad seals at the top of the rear hatch opening near the hinges. There are plastic plates with awful foam seals that rot. The water worked its way down to the front carpets. Cost me $300. It was worth every penny.
Great question that I cannot answer but looking at these posts it seems pretty cronic for Vw's compared to other makes/models so I must guess their use of connectors and angles as well as drain tube diameter are to blame.This may be a dumb question but how do these drains get clogged?
How much debris is in draining water that can cause a blockage?