anybody else have this problem? I had to change my sunroof because the motor quit working. Now that i put a new one in, it leaks everytime it rains. what can I do about this and still have th sunroof work?
my metal sunroof was rusting, so I replaced it with a glass moonroof from mazdarecycling. It leaked before, because the rust was distorting the weatherstripping, and it still does a little now, but I believe that it's beause the weatherstripping might be worn. I want to get new weatherstripping, but it's $150 from the dealership. Also, if it's just leaking a little, then it could be that you need to align the sunroof. maybe it's too far to the right by like a milimeter or something
On both MX6s that I have had, I always have to "give it a hand" when it is closing. When it slides forward to close, then it stops going forward, and lifts upwards to make the seal. Every MX6 I've been in (4 so far)--I'm talking 1st Gens of course, has this problem. I don't worry about it, I just keep holding the button and give it a gentle push UP when it starts moving up. Otherwise, it will not close all the way.
I don't know if that is your problem, but you might give it a try before you go spending more money.
Just make sure your weather stripping looks good. You probably need to clean it since it has been leaking, that may help also.
Mine has never leaked. I thought that they can't leak because the hole on the top of the roof is larger than the hole you see when looking up from inside the car, so any water that got in would just run along the sides and out the drains on either side of the rear glass. I guess I maybe was wrong. You people with leaking ones should make sure your drains aren't plugged up with goop or something.
Those are drains on either side of the rear glass? Hmm - never knew that - learned something today. My glass sunroof won't tilt up without help from me and when it is closed it doesn't seem to be tight and moves when I shut the door and such. It doesn't leak yeat though.
n9m, you probably need to make sure all the railing and stuff is tight if it is moving when you close the doors. If it is moving just barely, that is probably acceptable, but if you are seeing it move more than 1/8", that is probably not good--I've never watched mine, I will today though.
my sunroof always leaks when it rains, it drenches my seats and me. i'm considering replacing it but don't really know where to begin, for now i put some clear sealer on it, so for it's worked but looks like crap.
For all of you people who's sunroof needs a hand closing all the way, get a little spray lubricant (graphite perhaps, the kind that is safe for rubber AKA not wd40) and spray in the area circled below. Mine used to need a hand, but after a quick spray it worked better than ever!
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