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Old 11-06-2009, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hey yall, I actually had my car out in the rain today. First time since I've bought it. Drove it home and noticed that where the top connects it leaks some water through. It wasn't bad but the rain wasn't heavy either. From the looks of the way it was getting in it looks more like a design issue. Not sure but just an idea. Anyways, is there a fix for this? Thanks in advance
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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Hey yall, I actually had my car out in the rain today. First time since I've bought it. Drove it home and noticed that where the top connects it leaks some water through. It wasn't bad but the rain wasn't heavy either. From the looks of the way it was getting in it looks more like a design issue. Not sure but just an idea. Anyways, is there a fix for this? Thanks in advance
Replacing all the seals - and slowing down...

I have the same problem. Car washes, etc when the water blows upward.

The seals are about $400 to do it all, so I'm waiting....
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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My son's 94 leaks on the driver's side where the glass meets the top and the A pillar. Not sure if it's the gasket or poor adjustment.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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Here is my experience.
I have a 2000 coupe.
The first time I replace the roof I noticed that I didnt do it properly. I looked it over since it was the first time. I noticed that in the rear corner I inadvertantly tucked in a bit of the rubber gasket.
So much that i could see a small gap. I removed the roof and made sure that the gasket was properly seated. it could be your problem also.
The entire car has a lot of rubber to seal against water, noise etc. i dont think it goes bad so fast. Take a look.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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I replaced glass roof and weather striping now it s tighter than a craps a$$ under water
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:31 AM   #6
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Hence why I don't drive mine in the rain, I don't want it to leak and then I will be upset.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:04 AM   #7
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Replacing all the seals - and slowing down...

I have the same problem. Car washes, etc when the water blows upward.

The seals are about $400 to do it all, so I'm waiting....
Yeah no surprise and right on with CorvetteDon it's at the pillars on both side. They don't leak much just seep through a little.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:48 AM   #8
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That would be very upsetting to me if mine leaked, I hope you get yours fixed.
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