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Re: Strange Water Leak
The water that leaks in through the sunroof proceeds along small channels
down each side of the roof and exits through the a and c pillars via
tubes (rubber hoses). If the hoses get clogged, the water backs up and,
in my case, spreads itself all over the headliner and ruins it. I could
see this leakage making its way to your floorpan. Mine leaked out
through the little lights on the headliner near the back doors. Either
make a snake or use an airhose to try and unclog the hose. The rear hose
comes out the rear fender. You can get to it by opening up the
convenience compartments in the trunk, or by climbing under the car. I
think the fronts come out somewhere in the fender-well. YMMV.
'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Hometown - Reidville, South Carolina, USA
On Tue, 6 Feb 1996 Smierch@aol.com wrote:
> Okay all my fellow AUDI owners, I've an 86 4kCSq, which seems to now have
> developed a desire to store amounts of water on the driver's side sill, both
> front and back.
> I've looked exhaustively for the source, but as of yet am still unaware of
> its location. The Windsreen......no leak, the door moldings look okay, I
> looked underneath, but I couldn't see any damage. I went ahead and sprayed
> some undercoating just to see if that might seal an unseen leak. Nope, the
> first big rain, there was that water again. As I live in Seattle, this could
> become a bit of an annoyance.
> Does anyone out there have experience with this? Also, where does the drain
> for the sunroof go to? I looked in my Bentley, but I couldn't find a path
> for the water.
> Any suggestions will be GREATLY appreciated.
> Larry Smierciak
> 85 4KS (Killed by an uninsured)
> 86 4KcsQ