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Re: 2001 clio 1.2 16v sunroof leak

Every Body with leak do this trust me...

had the same problem i think all clios do it...

when they build the car the sun roof is put on with double side stickey tape foam stuff.. ( dont no why really is stupid ) when gets wet starts letting water in,,,

inside car pull roof down a bit and un bolt the screws every one. then pull drainage pipes off sun roof, take out sunroof, take off that sided tape crap, clean sides of roof and on top off roof. silicone the roof back on and rebolt.. job done,, line your sunroof up before bolting back togeater,, easy as that doesnt take long,, done mine on a 54 plate 2yrs ago and still sound,,,

have a rag and white spirts with u to wipe off excess silicone when you bolt it back togeather put a nice amount of silicone all around the sides of sun roof, ( do use water proff silicone )

let me know if ive helped you cheers..
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Re: 2001 clio 1.2 16v sunroof leak

Had mine done by a small garage in Doncaster took out the roof resealed it all for 65 been fine since
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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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hi there, only checked first page of this thread as new user, but didn't need to go any further, or don't know if there is a #fixed# assigned to this question thread, but im a windscreen fitter by trade and have done countless renault clio mk 1 and 2 leaking sunroofs, and it's quite simple why it leaks, if it isn't the drainage holes that are blocked and they have been unblocked already, then it will more than likely be your sunroof external body seal that has deteriated.

it is a very simple fix, but long winded removal

you have to remove interior light unit, vanity mirrors and fixing brackets, interior grab handles, headlining metal inserted rubber protection seal around sunroof, unclip the opening handle on sunroof, there has to also be removal of inner a post, b post trims and upper quarter glass trim removed, on both sides of interior. then there are about 14-16 10mm socket fixing bolts on the underside metal fixing guard of sunroof, once all these have been removed gently pull drainage pipes off, then exit the inside of vehicle, and with the help of a thin plastic scraper something like a body filler applicator, try and get under a corner and very gently try to lift the outer sunroof frame and once you see it lifting run the scraper around to break the seal between frame and body.

once removed from vehicle get a hairdryer or heat gun and on lowest setting warm up the foam sealant and remove from both body of car and outer frame of sunroof. once this has been fully removed, get some cloth and some isopropanoyl and clean around body and frame to make sure completely clean. then purchase a windscreen fitting kit which will come with a priming agent and a tube of polyurethane fixing bond.

before you apply the priming agent mask up around the body of car, you should see an old frame mark, mask up to this mark and mask approximately 5" extra area around for safeguard.
once masking tape is applied, apply the priming agent to the outer edge of sunroof frame, and inside the old frame mark, leave 10-15 minutes to dry, then use a small nozzle at a 45 degree angle, then apply a small bead of polyurethane sealant onto the primed area of the body.

gently fit sunroof frame and gently compress down, then immediately return inside the vehicle, lift inner sunroof guard and lightly fit the 10mm bolts then go round and evenly tighten up the 10mm bolts, once tightened go back outside and clean up any residue that has squeezed outside the outer frame. remove the masking tape and clean up any sealant if any left, then refit is reversal of removal then stand back and admire your handywork.

this should cure the problem as i have never had any comebacks.

just a word of warning though DO MAKE SURE YOU REFIT DRAINAGE PIPES BEFORE HEADLINING GOES BACK UP, or you will curse and swear a lot

hope this helps with this problem

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Re: 2001 clio 1.2 16v sunroof leak

I had a leaky sun roof which was leaking in and creating a damp patch around the sunvisors and also coming out the interior light well when heavy.

After following instructions on here i removed the sunroof from the car, followed instructions on here to clean it all up, applied silicon and replaced the sunroof and bolted it back in position, it worked a treat. I also applied the double sided tape trick to remove sun roof rattle.

Have had it working great for around 6 months now so many thanks to everyone for there advice it was easy to do for a novice like me ( if a little fiddly to get to some of the bolts)
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