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Roof leak...
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:48:29 AM »
Water drips in off of belt line on headliner ... I have taken roof rack off of car cleaned and resealed with silicone.... All screw holes and threads....was wondering about 4 ribs on roof I those could b the issue ... Has anyone delt with this before?
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 01:13:08 PM »
Check to see if your drip rails are leaking. Yes they are on the outside of the car. They have a sealant however the sealant will get old and fail letting in water.

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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 01:30:38 PM »
What type of sealant is used in the drip rails..is I just plain silicone or ?
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 09:49:33 PM »
What type of sealant is used in the drip rails..is I just plain silicone or ?

It's body seam sealer.
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 08:32:49 PM »
I thought I was the only one with this problem
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 11:23:06 PM »
Does it drip on your left knee during a downpour?? It drives me nuts.....
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 02:07:20 PM »
Use a tool to remove the old seam sealer, mask off area, and reapply. It's not to hard. Also wet check around you windows to see if your one piece seals do not leak . If it leaks use Black RTV or Clear RTV to fill in leaks or get replacements.

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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 02:35:38 PM »
mine used to leak on my left knee while driving in the rain drove me nuts!!
looked up and leaked off sunvisor, come to find out it was the windshield gasket, installed a new one and leaked on pass. side same way!!
well after removing and cleaning the frame and repainting it no more leaks!!! good luck water leaks can be a big pain in the @ss!!
 
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Re: Roof leak...
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 11:07:51 AM »
water leaks can be a big pain in the @ss!!
 

Tell me about it!  No problems with my Pinto, but I have a BMW Z3 Roadster that leaks really bad. Replaced the weatherstrippi ng and the top - still leaks!  I've come to the conclusion that in order to get rid of the leak, I'm going to have to get rid of the car, so I'm shopping for something else in a convertible.  Sad because otherwise I really enjoy the car! :(   
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