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Rav4 sunroof leaks because of worn rubber seal and not because of clogged drain hole

I've checked and cleaned the sunroof drain holes. It is obvious the sunroof rubber seals around the window do not meet up with the other side. I understand the sunroof is not water tight, but water is flowing in in large amounts during strong rainfalls, even through the car wash. My mechanic tells me that Toyota Dealers only sells the entire window for around $600 and not the rubber seal. The window is fine, it's rubber which seems worn out. Is there anywhere I can get this sunroof rubber seal without buying the entire window or go to a place which can repair this rubber seal?

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Most upholsterers should be able to help here If not go to a rubber dealer that sells sponge rubber etc as most have a good selection of auty trim rubbers that you can fit yourself. The best glue is loctite 406 Be careful as it is a super glue

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there are drain hoses on all all four corners of the sunroof. to access the front ones, remove the front inner fender liners. you'll probably see a plastic grommet/spout that the drain hose attaches to. in the rear, remove the trunk liners on the side. you should see the drain hoses running down the inside of the quarter panel.

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The ramp up mechinism is not closeing the gasket up tight agaisnt the sealing surface so this is a warrenty issue, take it in and have it repaired by the dealer. If you want asstanice to do it yourself please Post here for detailed instructions on doing it yourself. You would do better in a chat because of the problems you may run into that way you work with just one person. Hope this helps.

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