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Old October 17th, 2016, 10:39 AM
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LR4 water leak

I know this has been covered somewhere. It rained last night and my truck had a puddle in the pocket of the drivers door. The inside drivers side a pillar is soaked.

What do I do?
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Old October 17th, 2016, 10:51 AM
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Pull headliner at the front corners (remove a pillar trim, visors, grab handles) yank the sunroof drain tube and clear them. I used a high volume hand air pump.

Also, for good measure, I try to keep the gasket around the sunroof glass clean and lubed
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:09 AM
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Pull headliner at the front corners (remove a pillar trim, visors, grab handles) yank the sunroof drain tube and clear them. I used a high volume hand air pump. Also, for good measure, I try to keep the gasket around the sunroof glass clean and lubed
Easy to do without breaking clips?

Any pics?
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:14 AM
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Also, for good measure, I try to keep the gasket around the sunroof glass clean and lubed
Suggestions on the lube?
Check that the sphincter looking drain seal below the LF fender is not stuck closed. Many just cut this off.
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:18 AM
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Easy to do without breaking clips?

Any pics?
Probably would be in your best interest to also perform the TSB for the sunroof drain exit (assuming this applies to the LR4 as well). I've attached it below.
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Suggestions on the lube?
Clean the sunroof gasket thoroughly, then apply Sil-Glyde (available at Napa/etc).
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Old October 17th, 2016, 11:19 AM
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not sure on a 4 but remove the side cover in the drivers foot well look up into top and you should see a rubber 90 degree fitting attached to the side with a plastic tube running into it. remove the rubber bit and with the sunroof open gently use compressed air blow into the plastic tube and see if it clear top the drain in the sun roof.
9 times out of ten it gets stuffed with leaves and crap.
To check the other side you remove the side vent cover and the rubber molding from the out side looking in you should see the rubber 90 degree fitting. these rubber bits fall apart or come loose, thus letting water run into the cabin. hope this makes sense.
No need to be ripping head liner down YET, unless the plastic tube has come away from the sun roof drain tray.

And yes the TSB that Lav posted (beat me to it) shows all. Thanks Lav
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Probably would be in your best interest to also perform the TSB for the sunroof drain exit (assuming this applies to the LR4 as well). I've attached it below.
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Clean the sunroof gasket thoroughly, then apply Sil-Glyde (available at Napa/etc).
I notice this talks about pooling on right side but my pooling is on left. Is this stuff handed based on LHD or RHD?
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I notice this talks about pooling on right side but my pooling is on left. Is this stuff handed based on LHD or RHD?
Mine happened on the leftside (driver US) due to that sunroof drain exit nipple being clogged.
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Thanks will screw around with it.
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I notice this talks about pooling on right side but my pooling is on left. Is this stuff handed based on LHD or RHD?
I would clear both drains.

I don't have any photos, but there are no real tabs to break. couple screws for the grab handles, screw under the airbag label on the A-pillars and screws for the visors.
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I took apart the drivers fender figuring I should clear this drain first. I couldn't find the drain but there were a ton of leaves in here. There was also some plastic bag filled with insulation. Any ideas?
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Drain is way up, you can see it from the inside when you remove the side cover.
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Did I not need to take the fender apart? Could I get to it through the side vent?

I couldnt find it
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Did I not need to take the fender apart? Could I get to it through the side vent?

I couldnt find it
You can get to it on the pass side air intake grille, but the drivers side yes you need to get all the leaves out from behind the plastic inner wing
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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You can get to it on the pass side air intake grille, but the drivers side yes you need to get all the leaves out from behind the plastic inner wing
Since my drivers side is wet I assume that is the part I need to clean out right or would the clogged drain on passenger side back up and soak the inside drivers side?
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Since my drivers side is wet I assume that is the part I need to clean out right or would the clogged drain on passenger side back up and soak the inside drivers side?
both are probably at least partially clogged. As long as one is draining well, it really shouldn't leak unless the truck is at an angle.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:20 PM
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So only one side has a drain tube?
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So only one side has a drain tube?
There are four. Both A and C pillars. And ALL of them could get clogged.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:32 PM
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There are four. Both A and C pillars. And ALL of them could get clogged.
I see the drain tube for the drivers side. I guess the question still is where is the end in the fender? I couldn't find it with removing the vent or the inner fender cover.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 01:35 PM
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I see the drain tube for the drivers side. I guess the question still is where is the end in the fender? I couldn't find it with removing the vent or the inner fender cover.
See the two LR3 Water Ingress bulletins. Should be applicable for your LR4. Let me know if you need something more specific. Thinking I have all the pdfs for the Workshop Manual. Missing TSB LA501-006 that addresses the A-pillar water leak. The bag filled with foam is the "foam sound-deadening pad" per the TSB.
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