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Old 06-03-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Front Drain Holes

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How to clean Front Drain holes for G1 (Sunroof/Non-Sunroof)

I’m only 13 so this is my first try. (I think I’m the first young guy to do this.)

Tools: 1 long piece of hard wire that can be bent with a bit of force (about 4 feet long)

1 big pair of tweezers (Mine were 1 foot long)

1 tiny pail that can fit under the car

1 Phillip screw driver

Time: About half an hour, a bit more if you have a sunroof

Procedures:

1)(Skip to step 2 if you don’t have a sunroof) Take the long piece of wire and stick it down the front sunroof drain hole and try to clear as much debris as possible. (pull the wire up and down to get the stuff down in to the drain hole where the splash guard is) Repeat for both sides.

2)Spray some high pressured water down the drain between the windshield and the hood on both sides. If you have a sunroof, spray a little stream down the drain holes to clear the rest of the debris out.

3)Remove the front splash guards or as much of the bottom half as possible. This will loosen the fender well cover a bit on the bottom. Now take your big tweezers and stick it into the gap. Get as much debris out as you can. Don’t forget to use the pail to put the slimy stuff in. Spray more water in to the top drain holes to let the rest of the debris flow out.

4)Test the sunroof drain to see if water flows out. If no water flows out, if not, repeat the wire part. If it work well, reinstall the mudguards and fasten tightly so it doesn’t fall off while you’re driving. I am not responsible for any injuries or if you break anything. Remember our cars are old, so the materials might be worn out and easy to break.

5)Enjoy your clean drain holes!!!!!

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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Default So, to make sure I understand...

My GF has a '86 Legend that keeps having problems with the roof filling up with water. There are drain holes that are supposed to prevent that? Where are they exactly? I understand the cleaning instructions, but they seem to assume that you know where the drains are.

I would appreciate any guidance.

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Old 11-03-2009, 01:15 AM   #3
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If you open the sun roof, look at the corner where the glass sits, and you should see a hole on both side and theres also on the rear. Shouldn't be too hard to find it.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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My GF has a '86 Legend that keeps having problems with the roof filling up with water. There are drain holes that are supposed to prevent that? Where are they exactly? I understand the cleaning instructions, but they seem to assume that you know where the drains are.

I would appreciate any guidance.

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when you open your sunroof and look at the 4 corners, you will see little holes where water can drain. also another thing you can do is when you remove the fender wells, stick your hand in there and squeeze the nipples at the end of the drain tubes like you're milking a cow. It'll clear them out very well.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:21 PM   #5
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Should the moonroof seal be replaced as well? While I know that the drains are there to serve exactly this purpose, shouldn't the seal have taken care of most of this problem from preventing most of the water from coming in? When mine leaked, I would say a good gallon or two would dump on my head. from a relatively light rain.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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nope just get those holes cleaned out.
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Are there drains at the back of the car that keep water away from the trim under the lights? I'm getting ready to repair that piece and I don't want it rusting again.

EDIT: Nm, didn't find any. Have to think of something else for that area...

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Hey guys, i couldn't acces the rear drain holes for cleaning, although i saw the location of the on the FSM i couldnt find them. Also where is the outlet for these ? Any help would be much appreciated.

P.s pics would be awesome!

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Under the car behind the rear quarters...look for a rubber black nipple on either side of the car.

And lie to the side...if it's clogged, when you shove something in there to clear it out, a beautiful smelling cesspool will be your reward! Don't want to be directly under when it drains out!
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Under the car behind the rear quarters...look for a rubber black nipple on either side of the car.

And lie to the side...if it's clogged, when you shove something in there to clear it out, a beautiful smelling cesspool will be your reward! Don't want to be directly under when it drains out!
I'll check that tonight! Thx :thumnsup:
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