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The sunroof is leaking and the water is ending up on the passenger floor in puddles. Are you familiar with this problem?

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If the actual seals around the sunroof are okay, you may need to clean out the drains. These drains usually follow down the a-pillars and dump underneath the car. The sunroof will always get water in it, and that's why it has drains. Over time, these drains get clogged with dirt and leaves, etc. and back up. With nowhere else to go, the water will leak right into the car. This problem is better dealt with by a mechanic with some experience, but if you can get to the drains, either by removing the headliner or removing the sunroof glass, you can blow them out with compressed air, or if that doesn't work, run a long wire through them, just be careful not to puncture the drains (they're usually rubber or plastic tubing) as this will cause another, harder-to-fix leak.

Good Luck, hope this helps!

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