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Renault Clio sport R Reg - leaking manual sunroof

The rain comes in through the sun roof and eventually leaks into the car through the mobilising unit and sunroof handle above the mirror.

After a downpour the water swishes around in the roof of the car - on going up or down an incline - then leaks into the car over the gear stick and passenger seat as above.

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  • dinaws Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem and have removed sunroof and sealed it up. But the water is still coming in. Today we had very heavy rain and the water was coming in in bucketfuls - even in the felt of the roof. Any suggestions?

  • rockingrev66 Mar 28, 2009

    hi im a discovery owner,all discoveries with sunroofs had the same sunroofs must have been a shared part as landrover,renault and peaugot have these sunroofs fitted by the factories. i have the same problem as you lot but i have two sunroofs which leak ,i agree with the cleaning / resealing of them but have you got a (D) shaped hole where the winder handle/gear box fits at the front of the drip tray,this is where mine leak,also there is a plastic spacer between the drip tray and the winder gear which collects water have you got the same

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Trim piece on the roof above drives side has come unglued??? Will it cause rain to leak in if it is not on there?



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Renault Clio sport R Reg - leaking manual sunroof - word_answers.gif Betta Windsrceens Stockport have been repairing sunroofs for 30 years. What i will tell you is both the mk1 and mk2 clios have a problem with the sunroofs.
The sunroof needs to be taken out cleaned damming seal on frame removed and fitted back with silicone sealer excess sealer clean of with white sprite no need to remove head lineing if fitted with 10 mm bolts use a ratchet spanner. Mk1 clios also leak from the arial remove and reseal. And mk1 & mk2 have a problem with the bulk head filling up with water. Open bonnet on the back of the bulk head is a hose about 6 inches long which gets blocked un block and the water can drain like it did the day the car left the factory. bettabob

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My renault clio 172 sport is full off water where could it de coming from

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I had the same problem with a 51reg clio expression.
Only way to fix it was to remove the sun roof from the car, clean all the old sealant from the rim, apply new windscreen/sunroof type silicone to the sunroof rim and re-fix.

If you remove the inner trim of the sunroof you can access the 10mm bolts which clamp it to the roof.

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