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Iv'e had a leaking roof on and off since buying the car,

i usually fix one and another appear,
having found the last one which was from the top of the windscreen pillar it dripped onto the seat and soaked down the side of the bolster onto the seat base and ended up filling the rear foot well, i had to adjust the drop glass and re align the rubbers to seal it,

having checked the carpets last night i found both sides slightly damp, i pulled the carpets to check the underlay and found them under water, about an inch of water was sitting in both rear foot wells,

i had to remove the seats, centre console, carpets, the rear underlay was wrecked, i used an my aquavac to remove the rest of the water,
i then got the hose pipe out to find the leak, two bloody hours later not a drip,

anyone got a clue where i should be looking next ???
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First one is top seal of the roof to windscreen rail....perhaps need to see if the roof pins are locating properly and not leaving a gap, but my money's on the roof seal somewhere.
Second choice is the rear deck to roof seal, but thats less likely I think.
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Try checking the plastic shield under the wipers, bottom of windscreen. I'm getting water coming in here through the heater fan and into the passenger footwell.

One of my jobs for a sunny day.
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Well after a few more hours with the hose pipe i found the leaks,
i had to remove the wind deflector, rear parcel shelf cover,

it has been pouring in from the velcro on the rear screen ,
tracking down till it hit the rear deck, then sneaking down the side of the rear deck seal,
dripping behind the b post onto rear parcel shelf, ending up behind the seat,

now i'm clueless as to why its started leaking through velcro,
there is also a small tear to the very bottom of the fold by the velcro , this seems to compound the water getting in, as the water hits the bottom of the rear screen runs to the side and finds its way into the tear, ,

both sides are leaking through the velcro as well
i just cannot see any way to cure this apart from a new rear screen,
annoying as the screen like new, this is the spiders first winter outside in five years,
i guess it doesn't like being out side, any one got any pointers PLEASE,
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I know i will get shot down in flames but... This is the wettest 12 months in a long while and i still opt for a realignment of the door windows.If i have a car where the floor fills with water i always punch a small hole in the floor, when you have a bath in order to get rid of the water you pull the plug out!
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is it just my car that's a pain in the arse,
ive never known a car leak as much as this,
rear screen bad,
front top A post ,
boot light strip,
the black strip just under the rear screen where the three quarter joins the rear scuttle panel the sikaflex had failed and was dripping into the boot,
some where above the top of the side window dripping of the tensioning wire onto the hood mechanism,

at my wits end with soggy towels
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