2GN.ORG 2GN.ORG
The best source for the Second Generation Neon - Period.
 
 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   RulesBoard Rules   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks  :: Register
 ProfileProfile   GarageGarage   1/4 Mile Table1/4 Mile Table   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

How to clean sun roof drains?


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    2GN.ORG Forum Index -> Interior
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
black03rt
2GN Registrant


Age: 26
Joined: 22 Sep 2011
Posts: 138
Location: Cedar Point, Il

2004 Dodge SRT-4

Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: How to clean sun roof drains? Reply with quote

So I don't know if I'm missing a write up on how to clean them or not but I've been looking here and on neons.org all day.

Anyway, my sunroof has been leaking for quite a while but I have been ignoring it since my bf refused to do it. I turned the corner to get on the interstate and about drown this morning so I figure its probably time to fix them and do it myself.

What do I need to remove to get to them? How do I clean them? Really any info would help.
_________________
2003 Black R/T -SOLD
2004 Silver SRT-4
2001 Black R/T




Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000129
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
occasional demons
Mr One World
Moderator


Age: 51
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 19780
Location: Ashland, Ohio

2001 Dodge Neon ES

Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try a wet/dry shop vac first, to suck the water out, and then an attachment to push against the drain inlet to try to pull w/e is clogging them out of the tube. If that don't work, maybe compressed air? I am not sure where they drain to, to find the outlets, if they won't clear from above. LSP might have some better info, IIRC, she has posted something about the drains.
_________________
Bill


2001 neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
1999 neon 2.4 EDZ MTX
Help support 2GN!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Danteneon
Titanium Member
Moderator


Age: 48
Joined: 20 Dec 2007
Posts: 9591
Location: Manassas, VA

2002 Dodge Neon ACR

Post: #3   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
I am not sure where they drain to, to find the outlets, if they won't clear from above. LSP might have some better info, IIRC, she has posted something about the drains.


She did...

LilSparkPlug wrote:
Sunroof drain (if you have one, the drains are in the corners of the dash underneath the pad). Spiders can clog these, so can debris.

_________________
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  
occasional demons
Mr One World
Moderator


Age: 51
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 19780
Location: Ashland, Ohio

2001 Dodge Neon ES

Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep they will stuff themselves in anything.


_________________
Bill


2001 neon ES MTX with '02 R/T PCM
1999 neon 2.4 EDZ MTX
Help support 2GN!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
black03rt
2GN Registrant


Age: 26
Joined: 22 Sep 2011
Posts: 138
Location: Cedar Point, Il

2004 Dodge SRT-4

Post: #5   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've taken off the dash and I saw that they run through there but didn't follow them very far. I also saw some in the trunk when I replaced the struts recently. Just not sure how to clean them. I can try the wet dry vac tonight and an air compressor but I'm not sure if they will reach all the way to the end of the drain.
_________________
2003 Black R/T -SOLD
2004 Silver SRT-4
2001 Black R/T




Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000129
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Lantern04rt
Back In Black Again!
2011 Silver Contributor


Age: 34
Joined: 17 Feb 2011
Posts: 309
Location: Ontario , Canada

2004 Dodge Neon R/T

Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am willing to bet its not the tubes mine leaks the exact same way . If you want to be sure take a glass of water and with the sunroof open pour some slowly at the front corner and then listen to see if you hear it coming out of the bottom of the car. This will tell you the drains aren't clogged.

What actually is leaking is the seal around the glass itself and allowing more water then can drain in time so it runs out by the front of the sunroof and makes the roofliner by the holy shit handles and seat wet. Buy a can of silicone spray and soak the outside seal and massage the rubber to make it more pliable and leave the sunroof up a tiny tiny bit the leak should stop.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Cokedoctor
1 of 98 - NYG ACR
2GN Registrant


Age: 32
Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 363
Location: Western NY

1995 Dodge Neon ACR

Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My old '01 ES (now is my brothers car) had a sunroof that would give you the chinese torture everytime it rained, and you'd drive it. First acceleration or turn, you'd get wet, and it would usually make you wet around the areas where people think you pee'd you pants when you got out of the car. Always wondered why it did this, it annoyed the heck out of me, but now its my brothers problem. I tried compressed air on the drains, that didn't seem to help at all.
_________________
'13 Dodge Dart Limited 1.4T MTX - the financial burden
'95 Dodge Neon NYG ACR Coupe - 1 of 98
'86 Mitsubishi Starion ESi-R - all original
'88 Chrysler Conquest TSi - the beater

Official "I'm Going to Drive My Neon till it Dies" Club #000123
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
srtgtr34
Ah snow!
2GN Registrant


Age: 26
Joined: 01 Jul 2008
Posts: 896
Location: Cleveland

2000 Dodge Neon Highline

Post: #8   PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To stop my leaking sunroof, I took the whole thing out and cleaned it up.

Removed the six screws holding the glass to the car, took the rubber weatherstriping off of the glass. I then grinded most of the rust off the lip where the weatherstripping mounts, masked off the glass, sprayed it with epoxy primer, cleaned all the junk out of the weatherstripping and put it all back together with some clear rtv.

No more leaks.

btw a new peice of glass with weatherstripping is 250 from mopar. I know there is a vendor that remakes the weatherstripping but the problem is that the metal sandwhiched between the rubber starts to rust and causes sealing problems.

My fix is only temperary until I have the money for a new peice of glass.

I plan on using por15 on the lip of the new one, when I get it, to make sure that it won't rust for a very long time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Moved: Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:39 am by Danteneon
From General 2nd Gen Discussion to Interior
Midnight_Rider
2014 Platinum Contributor


Age: 58
Joined: 01 Aug 2006
Posts: 7951




Post: #9   PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this while searching for instructions on how to clean out the sunroof drains. I was hoping to save the labor charge at my dealership by using compressed air when I have access to a garage next Saturday but, after reading this thread, I guess that I'll let the pros take care of it when the new sunroof glass is installed next year. It looks like my having bought new glass was the right thing to do. Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    2GN.ORG Forum Index -> Interior All times are UTC - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by p h p B B © 2001, 2005 p h p B B Group
2GN.org Decals