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Old 10-02-2008, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Pooka View Post
For cleaning the drains under the hood hinges:

Get a piece of steel cable at a hardware store about 1/8 inch across and about 40 inches long.

Get some plastic caps to superglue over each end to keep the cable from fraying.

Keep punching it down the drain hole until you break through.

These fill with leaves and dirt and must be cleaned now and then. The bad part is that they are hard to see unless you know just where to look.

harbor freight drain snake- $5
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by charmalu View Post
I think JIMMYL did a thread on cleaning the sun roof drains with a plumbers snake.

Be sure to check under the front wheel wells where the plastic splash guard fastens to the body under the hood hinge drains. there is a tube molded into the plastic that is closed off on the end. take a knife and cut out the end so it will drain. debris builds up behind it.

If you decide to remove it, check the end of the rocker and the wall, I found rust starting on mine.

Found a good sunroof drain cleaner

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