Do a search. look down on the list and there is two on this page alone.
The problem was the drain tube had disconnected from the sunroof nipple. To fix this I did the following A. Removed the rubber door trim only for the upper section of the door. B. Removed the A pillar trim. C. Removed the sun visor. D. Removed the handle on the inside roof above door. E. Carefully lowered the inside roof lining. It was quite obvious the tube had disconnect from the sunroof nipple.
Short answer is yes. But you can use an air nozzle to clear the lines from the open roof.
drain holes and tubs are up front on each side. A bit of compress air will do the job.
Posted by johnma drain holes and tubs are up front on each side. A bit of compress air will do the job. There are four drain tubes two at the front ( 180 below) and two at the rear ( 200 below). The tops of the rear tubes are not accessible through the sun roof from above. Quote Originally Posted by Hirnbeiss I have a leak over the rear passenger seat that I think must be coming from the rear sunroof
Thanks. I did that already. I guess Ill be the pioneer on this one.
You will only be able to access two of the drain holes without removing any trim panels. Easiest way is to open the sliding roof all the way and you will be able to see the drain holes in the front corners of the frame. You can see them from above the roof line looking down. If there is debris clogging them clean out as much as you can with a small tool. Try to pull out the debris and not push it in.
CamelBak sells a long pipe cleaner for cleaning the pipe of their hydration backpacks. Might help. Years ago compressed air was the solution for a 1987 Honda Accord but for the fact the drivers pillar drain was common with the power antenna whose motor was at the drivers left foot. Those were notorious for filling with water freezing bursting the motors case and wet floorboard. Addressed that problem successfully with a rubber cork in the left front corner drain of the sunroof. Burst antenna motor case didnt keep it from working.
[QUOTERJV5835502]In my ML320 I had water appearing on the front carpet the water was leaking down from behind the glove compartment and when I investigated further I could see that the sun roof front drain tubes had detached from a small elbow fitting which passes the drained water from inside of the car to outside of the car (i.e. through the body sheet metal up behind the glove compartment).QUOTE] I think that tube you are refering tube is actually the AC drain hose its notorious for being knocked loose. The sunroof drain hoses go down the A pillars through the kick panels never behind the glove box.
Quote Originally Posted by drewbush I think that tube you are refering tube is actually the AC drain hose its notorious for being knocked loose. The sunroof drain hoses go down the A pillars through the kick panels never behind the glove box. No the tube I am referring to is very definitely the forward sun roof drain tube not the AC drain hose. I know this because I poured a small quantity of water
You may want to add a link to this in the DIY section at the beginning of this forum. Mike
If it was me...I would find some tube (Napa usually has it) and feed it through the hole in the floor...butt connect it to the part you can see and then to the other end. Basically create a stint in the tube from the roof. This should resolve your issues for a little less than 5.
Thanks Ill try it.
You really dont explain your problem you just say that the drain has become disconnected. What is happening Are you getting water inside the truck If so the drain has just become clogged. Open the sun roof and pour a small amount of water into the channel at either end and see which one does not drain. Then you should buy a spool of plastic weed whacker reed and insert it in the hole as far down as
Front drain or rear If you search there was a thread within the past 6 months or so about accessing the front drain tube. IIRC all that was involved was removing the interior trim on the A pillar. If it is only a matter of cleaning I use the method 43sqd mentioned. Weed Eater line or very heavy fishing line.
Sorry if I didnt explain myself the drain tube on the passenger side footwell has become disconnected from the elbow that exits the vehicle at the fender water enters the vehicle and there is no clog. You can see the disconnected hose but unable to fully reach because of access issues relating to the blower motor and ventilation system. I did an extensive search but was unable to find a thread that showed how to access this. Any help or link would be appreciated. thanks again all
Quote Originally Posted by emarlin Sorry if I didnt explain myself the drain tube on the passenger side footwell has become disconnected from the elbow that exits the vehicle at the fender water enters the vehicle and there is no clog. You can see the disconnected hose but unable to fully reach because of access issues relating to the blower motor and ventilation system. I did an extensive search but
Do you mean you have a PANO roof AKA Skyview
Yes skyview roof.
Dont use hanger wire You can pull off or tear the line making a far worse problem. I use thick nylon Weedeater-type line on other vehicles. For this one an Indy charged me half an hour of labor to do these and the AC drain when he was doing other work. For me it was worth it not to mess with it. But if you need it fixed now I would buy a spool of nylon line and feed it all of the way through the two
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The best way to handle these leaks is to have the dealer blow out the drains using a compressor. There is also a class action for Mercedes Lexus Acura and BMW owners to recover the cost of those repairs and for the water damage to the cars. Just send me an email and Ill get you the contact details.
The fix was fairly easy. After pulling the A-pillar off and removing the sun visor screws I was able to pull the headliner down enough to reach in and reattach the drain hose. After testing by pouring water through the drain-hole it seems to be working. I re-assembled and will wait for the next rain-storm. Be careful of the airbag.
We could look it up but so could the parts guy at your local dealer if you call him.
Thanks sorry about that yeah your right
I had a 2000 ML320 (sold a few months ago) which had started to leak rain water where this rubber elbow passes from the foot well through the body to behind the front wheel. When I examined it closely I discovered the hose which leads down from the sun roof drain had pulled away from the elbow for no apparent reason as neither I nor anyone else had been poking around up there. I did a bit of web research
I had the large louvred sun roof on my 2000 ML320 and I reckon the drain elbow would be the same in the ML270 ML320 ML350 ML500 etc. (given little changed in this general area) .... irrespective of the sun roof size. If Im right then I think the MB part you need is part 1639980005 which is shown as part 205 (bottom left) in the first photo attached and again as part 59 in the second photo. Cost is
Quote Originally Posted by LesPaul2510 ok Ill keep looking but so many of the MLs Ive seen have regular sunroofs. Is there anything I could buy to protect it from leaking Im very worried about buying a car with a sunroof now And actually I havent found an ML without one yet. Its a picky point but _all_ sunroofs leak. They are supposed to. It would be financially prohibitive to manufacture an aerodymic
Quote Originally Posted by mrmensionaka I really would like some info on how to locate the drain line for my sunroof on my Ml 320 Mercedes Benz. The problem is this anytime it rains the water would pour out from the roof at the drivers side at 11 o clock Poisson...sometimes it would run down through the door panel unto the floor mat. Can anyone help Thanks. If you use the search feature you will find
Quote Originally Posted by mrmensionaka I really would like some info on how to locate the drain line for my sunroof on my Ml 320 Mercedes Benz. The problem is this anytime it rains the water would pour out from the roof at the drivers side at 11 o clock Poisson...sometimes it would run down through the door panel unto the floor mat. Can anyone help Theres nothing fun about fixing a leaking sunroof.
anyone have instruction to remove and install new sunroof rubber seal There is sign of shrinkage and more water enter the sunroof tray then expected. its time to replace the seal. Heavy rain from the last 2 days leaked into the passenger area. some of the issue was cause by plugged drain and i had fixed that.