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Morning,

I've always thought my outlook was immune to the numerous sunroof leakages issues I hear about on this forum. My string of luck came to an end today when for the second day in a row there was water on the centre console between the seats and to the left of the sunroof controls.

I was hoping in the first incident that the sunroof had been left open a crack or something. Last night it was raining as well - I even went out before bed and everything was dry. Sure enough though this morning I had water on the console and a wet headliner near the sunroof controls.

I'm out of bumper to bumper - 71,000km on my 2008 XR.

Not sure what my next steps are - was looking through the various posts on this topic...seems to be leaks found in all kinds of places. On the enclave forum a guy went through a step by step of showing how to get at the drain tubes but the pictures are now gone.

Given the description of where the water is, perhaps its the front left drain tube that is either clogged or disconnected? What do you folks think?

I've seen some suggest blowing air into the tubes but others caution against it.

Any one have pictures of the tubes? Is there a common place they get clogged? I guess it could be at either end, in the middle some where...or broken / disconnected tube.
 

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On my 07 Outlook one of the leaks was dripping onto the passenger seat and they said it came from the rear moonroof. They replaced the seal around the moonroof. Had the seal replaced around the front one during one of the earlier visits.

Yes the drain connections can disconnect or kink so that could be a problem as well.

Also one of the drains can plug up.

Have you had the recall performed, not sure which number it was, to have the drain lines extended? Although that would create water coming in under either the A, B or C posts.

Which member on the Enclave board posted the thread with pictures? If you belong you could ask him to re-post them or perhaps come over here and post the photos as to how he took care of the drain lines.

Wish I could help more that was the main reason we got rid of the Outlook and now drive an Enclave with no sunroofs.

Good luck.
 

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Well, I've continued my investigation today.

Pulled the Outlook into the garage this afternoon started looking for the outlets for the two front drain tubes. It appears the tubes are routed to long rectangular "ports" that run down the back of the front wheel well. I'll take a picture outside in the daylight when I have an opportunity.

Both "ports" had large icicles hanging from them. I broke off the ice and a small amount of water drained out.

This evening, I opened the sunroof and looked at the track. Is seemed quite dry with the exception of the corners. I poured a cup of water into the track each front corner and the water came out fine to the ports below (takes about 2-3 seconds to pass though the vehicle surprisingly). So I'm hoping this was just an isolated situation that tube outlets were blocked with ice followed by a significant rainfall. Strange I've never encountered this before and I'm original owner.

I'll update with longer term results / or post back if the leak re-occurs. I'd like to figure out where the rear tubes come out as well...no obvious ice anywhere near the rear wheels. The rear track is not as accessible as the front so I'd probably have to use a tube or straw to get some water back to test those outlets.
 

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Well I hope it's just a one time deal, my '07 never did stop leaking. If my '09 ever leaks, in the garage she goes and down comes the headliner for a proper fix!!!!!!!!!
 

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Superfan said:
Well, I've continued my investigation today.

Pulled the Outlook into the garage this afternoon started looking for the outlets for the two front drain tubes. It appears the tubes are routed to long rectangular "ports" that run down the back of the front wheel well. I'll take a picture outside in the daylight when I have an opportunity.

Both "ports" had large icicles hanging from them. I broke off the ice and a small amount of water drained out.

This evening, I opened the sunroof and looked at the track. Is seemed quite dry with the exception of the corners. I poured a cup of water into the track each front corner and the water came out fine to the ports below (takes about 2-3 seconds to pass though the vehicle surprisingly). So I'm hoping this was just an isolated situation that tube outlets were blocked with ice followed by a significant rainfall. Strange I've never encountered this before and I'm original owner.



I'll update with longer term results / or post back if the leak re-occurs. I'd like to figure out where the rear tubes come out as well...no obvious ice anywhere near the rear wheels. The rear track is not as accessible as the front so I'd probably have to use a tube or straw to get some water back to test those outlets.
Go to this link and look at Post 70. It is a schematic of the rear drain line and where it empties out. You can enlarge the picture by clicking on it. Make sure you are signed up over there if you can't see the attachment.

http://www.acadiaforum.net/index.php?topic=4311.60
 
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