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Re: 2001 clio 1.2 16v sunroof leak

Originally Posted by bawjaws View Post
hi all been looking on the forums for a solution to this but the are all for the mk1's. i have a manual roof on a 51 plate all the drain channels are clear tested with coloured water. have heared that it may be the fitting between the roof and sunroof frame. thinkin bout dismantling and siliconing it to the bodywork but want to hold off incase a less perment solution is available. any help apprecitaed

ps soz bout spelling.

pics would help if poss

Leaky sunroofs seem to be a trade mark on most Renault cars once they reach about five years old. The fix is easy though, I did mine so it must be.

All I did was open the sun roof, remove the rubber surround from around the hole, "technical term there", close the sun roof, UN-clip and remove the interior light housing, drop the headlining a few inches, then undo the dozen or so bolts that clamp the sunroof frame together. Mine has an electric roof and i couldn't figure out how to take it out though. So I sat in the car and held it up while the wife cleaned around the roof edge under it with t-cut, and then ran around it with a bathroom sealant, That done, did the bolts up, and so far no more leaks.

As I say it's not hard, and believe me I'm no mechanic.
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