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Unread 01-10-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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how do i unclog a sunroof drain in an 05 GC?

how do i unclog a sunroof drain in an 05 GC?

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now all i need to do is learn how to work on my own stuff, that is prolly 5-10 years down the road though
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Unread 01-10-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Unread 01-10-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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how do i unclog a sunroof drain in an 05 GC?
Here's the TSB that explains the potential issue. FWIW, if you're not comfortable removing trim pieces try an upholstery shop. They do the work much more carefully and at about 1/2 the price of a dealer in my experience.


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Unread 03-31-2010, 07:50 AM   #7
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I am having the same problem...yesterday it was water from the pillar (2008 GC). This is the third incident. My issue is that I can only bring the car to the dealer on Wednesdays, it's the only day they can deal with those problems. I work full time and will not really be able to arrange the time off. jeep doesn't have a loaner program. has anyone had any success with call Chrysler for a loaner?
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Unread 11-01-2011, 04:58 PM   #8
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Jeep lawsuit over leaking sunroofs

We are currently investigating claims from owners of 2006-2011 Jeep Patriot, Liberty, Compass, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Commanders that have had sunroof leaking problems that have not been repaired. Many drivers don't know that this problem is well known to Chrysler and its agents, who have refused to address and correct the faulty drainage tubes, claiming that the leaks result from other non-Chrysler factors and not covered under warranty. However, between 1999 and 2010 Chrysler issued no less than NINE Technical Service Bulletins addressing the issue of faulty drainage tubes and water leaks.

The leaks can cause the following physical damages:

Degradation of structural components, wiring and passenger cabin;
Shorts in the electrical circuitry;
Engine stalls;
Instrument malfunctions in seat and window controls;
Standing water on floors and mats leading to degradation of floor carpeting and sub-structure;
Water stains;
Hazardous mold and mildew, with associated smells;
Dampened and damaged interior seats and headrests;
Weakened components and structures; and
Rust.

If you have experienced this problem please reply or send me an email at jkincannon@keefebartels.com. Thanks all and thanks to the webmaster for maintaining such a comprehensive site.
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Unread 11-03-2011, 10:55 AM   #9
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Mine was leaking and wind noise I tried the open the sunroof to vent then hold the button in for 3 second trick.It didn't help.I took it to the dealer and they did TSB 23-040-06 reprogram.Its fixed now cost $99.99 plus tax.Also I noticed before the reflash the sunroof was settig down about 1/4 inch lower then the roof.Now its flush with the roof.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #10
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Leaking sun roof

Just found this forum when I did a search for info on how to blow out clogged drain tubes on our '04 grand cherokee. Glad to know this is a common problem and one that must be fixed right away. Thought we might be able to throw some compressed air at it if we could just figure out how to get to the hoses, but this might be a much more complicated problem than that. I see the lawsuit concerns Jeeps that are newer than ours, so we may not qualify for any compensation. It has leaked twice, once in a driving rain, and once in the car wash, and the headliner is already staining. With the possibility of the sun roof not closing correctly, this just became more than a do-it-yourself project.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #11
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I'd like to pimp-slap the idiot that thought it was a good idea to use corrugated plastic for the sunroof drains. That stuff is just guaranteed to collect crud and get blocked. Both the front drains on my sunroof use it, not the smooth-walled kind. Both appear to be having trouble draining.

What's the magic material to use to push through those lines?

I tried some weed-whacker cord and while it's good for most of the path, it tends to not have enough strength to push on. I had to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to creep it into the hole up top. But eventually it appears to be getting stuck somewhere below the curve at the bottom of the windshield. The cord comes back up wet at the end. So I'm thinking it's still blocked.

That and there way the top is set up there's no easy way to get an air nozzle straight into it.

Is there an easy way to get through to the bottom end of the front drains? The rear ones appear to be clear but they dump out from in-between a spread in a body weld.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 12:25 PM   #12
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Sun Roof Drain is clogged

I'm having the same problem!!! Are there any instructions anywhere as to HOW TO CLEAR THE TUBES?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #13
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What was the result of this law suit? My jeep is now leaking on both sides due to the drain plugs in the sunroof being clogged. Floor Boards are beginning to rust and I have plenty of water stains in the vehicle.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 01:01 PM   #14
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Like anything else, it's all about owner maintenance. Use a compressor to blow them clear. Or pull off the door kick molding and then the side molding and you'll have access to the drain where it leaves the bottom of the body. There's a youtube video one guy made that covers it, there may be others.

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Unread 10-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #15
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Fixed my leaking sunroof

Opened the sunroof and stood up through the sunroof hole and looked in both front corners. There is a drain hole. I used a 8" zip tie to snake one side. Could not get it in the other side so I hooked up the air compressor and used a small plastic tube connected it with small rubber hose to air blower nozzle and blue it right out. Now both sides drain. No more leaks for a little while. It is just a slim film build up that sooner or later will build up and clog the drain. I don't think this is in the owners manual. Should be so you don't pay a dealer a 80.00 service fee for 10 minute job including airing up the compressor.
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