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Date: Sat, 13 May 2000 22:32:07 -0500
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Subject: Re: Leaky 9-5 roof

David: Don't know about spiders. I had a similar problem recently with my 9-5 after my dealer's body shop guys refinished hail damage on the roof. As I drove away in a driving rain, the passenger-side front window pillar began leaking (gushing!) water inside at the seam. Within two minutes, I had water running down the upholstered pillar and steadily dripping onto the floor. A return to the dealer revealed the body shop had cracked the seal around the front windshield. They fixed the crack in the seal, as well as another small one above the rearview mirror that had leaked, and the problems are solved. Now if they could only squelch that gremlin in my rattling sunroof :-) --TR David Page <> wrote in message > I love my SAAB 9.5... it has just one irritating problem. About a year ago > the roof would leak in a rainstorm (at the driver's side front window > pillar). I took the car to the dealer who told me that a drain that runs > from the sunroof down that pillar probably got plugged with debris (he > volunteered spider nests as a possibility). They cleared the drain and > everything was fine..... until a week ago.. now again I have a steady drip > of water during a rainstorm. If the ³spiders² are at work... why do they > show a distinct preference for the driverıs side drain? (I assume there is > one on the other side.) I suspect there must be a design defect. Does > anyone know anything about this? Should I expect yearly visits to the > dealer to get drains unplugged? Thanks! > > David

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