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Old 01-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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rear drain problem

Hello,

I have read everything on the rear drain problem. Mine are clogged. Can anyone give me a picture or a good discription on where the water should come out bottom. My left drain seems to come out all over the bottom side. right drain does not come out anywhere. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old 01-21-2007, 01:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive never looked from the bottom

I just wiggle a length of 1/4" plastic tube down the hole with a water source att to flush out.
Reminds me better do it this weekend

I covered all my front vents in black stainless flyscreen wire. Another member on here posted pix of his rear ones done. I must do the rears too. You just seem to forget somethings until they become a prob.

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Old 01-21-2007, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They pop out at the front of the rear wheel, think they moved um on facelift.

Little plastic hose/pipe, they can end up inside the side skirt if your slk man in the factory was a doofus, happens alot
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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2 questions

Bazzle, how did you attach a water supply to a 1/4" hose?

Second,

Papa,

on my left side the drain seems to work but the water is coming out behind the rear wheel and between the fender and a section that has a rubber plug or possibly a drain in it. Is this right. Also, what is the rubber piece that is sticking out from under the car on both sides. It hangs down about an inch and is about 1/2 inch in diameter.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help

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Old 01-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I thought the rubber bit on each side drains the side of the boot.

I used a hose end that I fitted a reducer to.

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Old 01-22-2007, 03:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here how to do it

Used 1/4' plastic tune and my aircompressor.
Exits are behind side of rear bumper.
Wiggled tube down tube carefully and let air blow out debris.

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Old 01-22-2007, 05:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmmm thats odd mine pop out at the frount of the wheel !
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Old 01-22-2007, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for the pics. I have gotten the driver side done, it drains quickly, the passenger side is draining but slowly. I used a 1/4 tube attached to a water hose. protected the trunk. I am going to use air tomorrow. I have to go to my mechanic since I don't have an air compressor. Hopefully this will clean it out totally. My drain behind the tire. Thanks for all your help. I don't know what I would have done without it

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Old 01-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice pictures Bazzle. I bet yours can get clogged up quick with all those little leaves laying around...
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It can, luckily those leaves normally just blow off.

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