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To add to the first question sun roof is leaking and water is pouring into the driver side when it rains

I was told that the whole sunroof needed to be replaced because the rubber is worn around door and sunroof.Isn't there a easier solution and less costly one?

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Check the drain channel is not blocked.there are tiny holes which take the water down tubes in the front door pillars.they can get blocked with debris from small leaves etc.first sign this has happened is when internal roof especially around mirror gets wet.use a knitting needle or open up a wire coat hanger and clear blockages.if this doesn't solve it you may needs to source a new seal and refit.

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Use a heavy axle grease Put a bead around the mating surface, close the roof and wipe away the excess grease. Leave it closed until you change the seal.

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If its a factory sunroof, buy the rubber seal and find a youtube video of how to replace it, dealerships take advantage of lack of knowledge about everything they can, you might have luck at autohaus az, they may have someone there thats done this exact job already, you can also call a dealerships service and sometimes you can get someone to give you the repair procedure from their dealership network, or if you know a mechanic they will have access to a computer network of how to do this repair,

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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser rain water leak

check the sunroof drains,they may be clogged they are located on the right and left front of the sunroof.

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SOURCE: Water Leak from windshield

Yes, I have both a sunroof (which I have had problems with it getting stuck open) and a luggage rack.

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Check the A/C condensate drain tube, which is under the glove box, towards the center console, going thru the firewall. If it is plugged, the water in the A/C box will have no place to go & leak onto the floor. This is a common issue, and running the A/C on the "fresh" mode compounds this problem. When the A/C is on, the water removed from the interior is supposed to drain out thru the firewall onto the street.

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I am the original owner of camry xle 1998 with wet floors. In 2000 I had drivers side door seal leaking at welt. Removed old door seal and new weather strip on drivers side installed. The door panel was never wet, but wet at bottom of door where there are drain holes...slowly leaking under carpet.
In 2001 later water again. Coming from overflowing A/C evaporator-drain plugged/ tank full of debris. Removed evaporator, cleaned + drain cleaned.
In 2003, driver door seal against window rotted. Removed door panel and found leak at window belt molding at the mirror joint inside + out. Lots of mold under carpet needed to replace! Made a fuss at dealers for reacurring problem and they replaced the carpet for free.

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SOURCE: there is a water leak

This would be your Heater core. They are very cheap to purchase but not so easy to put in since you have to drop the underneath of the dashboard out and aslo have to remove the lines from inside the engine compartmnet. The water goes from the radiator through the heater core to produce the heat for your heater. You should check your radiator or overflow bottle and if the water level is low then this is definetly your problem. This is the most logical, however there could but unlikely be a leak from your windshield. The heator core is located exactly where you say the water is coming from. After reading more does this happen more times other then when it is raining?

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