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Unread 01-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Leaky sunroof??? 07 wk

Got my 07 grand cherokee new...been leaking every time it rains. Don't know where the leak is exactly but when parked flat leaks near the A pilar handle and when I'm parked uphill in my driveway it leaks in the back. The dealer suggests its a clogged sunroof drain? I'm not paying them to find it. Has anyone had this issue...would like to know before I take down the headliner. Thx!

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Unread 01-09-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Definately sounds like clogged drains. The thing I've learned about the sliding type sunroof is they aren't designed to be water tight. If they were - they wouldn't have drain holes.

The backs I'm really not sure about but the front drain holes are located in the two front corners of the tray just inside the top of the sunroof opening. The drains run down the a posts and drain out just behind the rear of the wheel wells. I unclogged mine a while ago:

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Unread 01-10-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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Sure enough, that's exactly where mine leaks! I'm pretty sure when it leaks in the rear it's just running down the back from the front due to the angle. I never knew sunroofs had drains?!? Thanks so much I'm gunna use your lol how-to and show my husband so he can do it 😅. So you didn't have to remove the whole headliner just the a-pilar one??

Thanks a million!

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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:31 AM   #4
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Sure enough, that's exactly where mine leaks! I'm pretty sure when it leaks in the rear it's just running down the back from the front due to the angle. I never knew sunroofs had drains?!? Thanks so much I'm gunna use your lol how-to and show my husband so he can do it ��. So you didn't have to remove the whole headliner just the a-pilar one??

Thanks a million!

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Like I said - I'm not really sure where the rear drain holes or lines go. It's possble there aren't any. For the fronts you definately don't need to remove the headliner and you don't necessarily have to remove the a-post trim to clear a clog. I did because I wanted to see that the lines weren't bad. Good luck to ya!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #5
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When mine leaked the glass was not flush with the roof it sat lower the dealer recalabrated it and its been fine.
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When mine leaked the glass was not flush with the roof it sat lower the dealer recalabrated it and its been fine.
What did that involve and what did they charge you?
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When mine leaked the glass was not flush with the roof it sat lower the dealer recalabrated it and its been fine.
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What did that involve and what did they charge you?
No need to take it to the dealer. You can very easily recalibrate it yourself. I had the same thing happened and just like bmuhlbach, mine disappeared after recalibrate by it.

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No need to take it to the dealer. You can very easily recalibrate it yourself. I had the same thing happened and just like bmuhlbach, mine disappeared after recalibrate by it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/s...008-a-1257359/
Same here. Was out of alignment for a year until I found the write up.
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No need to take it to the dealer. You can very easily recalibrate it yourself. I had the same thing happened and just like bmuhlbach, mine disappeared after recalibrate by it.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/s...008-a-1257359/
Bonus for you!! Just did this while drinking my coffee. Thanks for sharing that - closes up proper now.
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That hold the button didnt work on mine The sunroof moved up and down to recalabrate it didnt change or help the wind noise or the water leak and the glass still sat lower then the roof i only did it 3 times though so maybe I didnt do it right after reading to do it 7 times. The dealer charged $99.99 + tax the paper work said TSB23-040-06.Its fixed now so I think it was worth it
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Bonus for you!! Just did this while drinking my coffee. Thanks for sharing that - closes up proper now.
Glad I could link you to the thread that was so helpful for me.

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That hold the button didnt work on mine The sunroof moved up and down to recalabrate it didnt change or help the wind noise or the water leak and the glass still sat lower then the roof i only did it 3 times though so maybe I didnt do it right after reading to do it 7 times. The dealer charged $99.99 + tax the paper work said TSB23-040-06.Its fixed now so I think it was worth it
Mine seemed to work after the third time but I just followed the directions anyway.

That's pretty ****ty of the dealer to charge $100 for 2 mins of "work".
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I noticed that when the sunroof is "feeling out" it's range of motion in the recalibrate mode (while you're holding the button) if I let go of the button at the peak of its travel - and then cycled through full open/full tilt - the thing dialed right in.
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^^^ Already been covered. First response to OP's post.



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Definately sounds like clogged drains. The thing I've learned about the sliding type sunroof is they aren't designed to be water tight. If they were - they wouldn't have drain holes.

The backs I'm really not sure about but the front drain holes are located in the two front corners of the tray just inside the top of the sunroof opening. The drains run down the a posts and drain out just behind the rear of the wheel wells. I unclogged mine a while ago:

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Unread 01-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #14
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Oddly enough, I had a bit of a rainshower inside my WK yesterday morning.. blew out the front drains today (passenger side was clogged).. first time in the 5-1/2 years I've had it.
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #15
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On my parent's Chrysler T&C (Should be the same roof) the clog wouldn't blow out. I used a thinner 10ft piece of weedwhacker nylon. Pushed it right out. I could even see the gunk once the nylon came out of the wheel well. I've been advised that you could possibly puncture the drain line, but i don't think nylon would do that. Worth a shot if nothing else works.
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