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Regarding Explorer Sunroof drain holes: If I use a turkey baster to inject water, one side drains onto the ground(correctly), the other side leaks onto the headliner and into the passenger compartment. Is that side hose detached or clogged?

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The 2002 Explorer drain holes come out in the door panel. (I looked under the car for awhile before I figured this out.) Open the door and you'll see a rubber grommet between the hinges. Gently poke a wire in the hole to loosen caked dirt.

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