Chrysler T&C - Sunroof is leaking when it rains or is squirted with a garden hose. Reading articles online tell me I need to make sure the drains are open from the sunroof the the bottom of the car and leaking on the ground properly. Problem is that I found no drain holes when I climbed through the sunroof to check it out. I didn't even attempt to get under the van since I had no idea what I was looking for down there.I live in a small town. Only one mechanic would even talk to me about it. He told me it would only be $65 an hour and it would be about a 10 hr job. I think his estimate was a little off. Any suggestions you have will be appreciated. If I have an idea what I need to do, I will check it out. If I can't do it then maybe he can work on the sunroof instead of my wallet. Thanks for your help.
Country: United StatesMake: ChryslerModel: Town & Country LimitedYear: 2005
Looked for drain holes. Did not find them. Asked a mechanic in my little town and he was what I felt very overpriced. $65 for each of 10 hrs it would take him to fix the problem. Internet search gave me some info but I couldn't find the drain holes to even check for blockage. Van has dried out but there was at least an inch of standing water at one time. Please help. I would sure appreciate it.
Hello and welcome to just answer. There are drain holes at each corner of the sunroof. If you open the sunroof and stand on a stool, look down and locate in the very far end of the corners using a flash light. You should be able to see a hole about 3/8" in diameter far into the corners of the frame. Then pour some water into the holes. If the drain is clear, then the water should run out just behind the front wheels (for the front drains), and just in front of the rear wheels (for the rear drains). Take another look and see if you can find the drain holes, then let me know.
Ok, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX the drain holes in the front. I couldn't get a wire more than 5" into the hole. The sunroof internal cover doesn't allow me a good view of the holes in the back. I am only getting water coming into the van right over my lap when I take off from my 1st stop of the day. Any idea if the clog can be blown out by the mechanic? I know most of the entries say not to blow it out because you can damage the tubes. Do you know where the drain is under the van. Is it in the wheelwell or behind the lining of the wheelwell? I can roll it up on a couple of tire ramps I have and take a look.
I bought this van from a private owner and it has all sorts of little problems but the most aggravating is the wet floors. I think it might have been flooded from the outside and if it was, the blockage might be underneath. Any idea if I can't fix it, who I might try taking it to? The Dealer woiuldn't even talk to me about it. He thought it was the windshield. He told me to break it and get a new one installed. Windshield didnn't leak when I hit it with the water hose and blocked the water from coming in the sunroof. When I squirted only the sunroof, The front seat got really wet.
You can used compressed air if you are careful and do it "lightly" so to speak. And yes the drains are behind the wheel liners and if you pull them off then you should be able to see them. If you need to take the vehicle to a shop for these repairs, then do a search for shops that install sunroofs in your area. If you want, I can do a search for you. Just send me your Zip code. Chris
Good Morning and thanks for getting back to me. I would really appreciate if you could find me a shop that specilizes in sunroofsthat I can contact. My zipcode is 34448 Homosassa, FL. I'm out in the boonies about 1.5 hrs North of Tampa, Fl. I'm about the same distance from Ocala, FL
I'm going on an 8000 mile vacation with a friend starting in about a week . Of course, we are taking my van. I've been in a panic for awhile. I have a 'rainhat' of a plastic shower curtain with bingie cords over the sunroof area now but all is lost if it rains. I don't want the carpets to get wet again. They finally dried out and I have gotten rid of most of the mold using a Hydrogen Proxide mixture in a spray bottle. I was able to leave all the doors open for 5 days.
I am so glad I stumbled across this site. I spent hours on the computer over the last couple of weeks looking for someone who could advise me. Appreciate your help.
Ok, I did some research for you on line and by phone, and found this place called Night Watchman near you. Their phone number is XXXXX Hopefully they can adjust/repair your sun roof. I hope this helps, and let me know if you need further assistance with this.
Thanks so much. I will try to call tonight and tomorrow if they are already gone. I went out to run errands in the van. There is water on the driver's side floor seems to be orginating from the trim as I step in. Left side is wet from the door trim and to about 10" toward the middle. I can't win for losing. AARRGGHH!!! We haven't had any rain!! I've had it covered up for the past 6 days. Hopefully Night Watchman can help me out. How do I make sure you get your payment and that I can still ask you questions? I really appreciate your help. Have a good weekend.
If you would click on the "accept" link then I will be paid. I will continue to help you if you still need me even after you accept. You have a good weekend also!Chris
25 years certified Chrysler Master ASE certified
Again, thanks so much for helping me out. If I can't get it fixed before my trip, there is always a roll of duct tape somewhere. I'll start the Accept process and you should get your payment. Suzie
Thank you again for your help. I contacted the Night Watchman and he had someone to call me back. The young fellow only lives about 25 miles from me. I went down early this morning. It was blocked drain tubes. One of the front tubes had a clog the size of a marble in it. It seems to be flowing very well. He told me if I have any other problems to call him back and he'll meet me at his house again. Told me I may need a gasket for my sunroof but that can wait for now.
It's can be really embarrassing when you get out of your van and the entire front of your pants are all wet but not the back!! Nobody would believe it was a leaking sunroof that messed your britches! Frtunately I hopefully won't have to deal with that again thanks to you.
Appreciate you sharing your knowledge. Suzie Peace
That is great news Susie ! Chris