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post #1 of 9 Old 07-07-2018, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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2013 Compass Latitude: Sunroof drain clogged

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Just bought a 2013 Jeep Compass Latitude, and for the most part I am enjoying it.

The one bummer is that the sunroof drain tube on the passenger side does not drain. Water poured in the trough on the driver's side will drain, but it pools on the passenger side. If I am caught in a good rain shower, the water comes through the map light.

I've tried blowing compressed air down there, but it did not work. Is there any other DIY solution, or am I going to have to take it to the dealer? I know this problem has been around for a while, so I'm hoping there is another solution.

Water on the driver's side drains to the ground, near the back of the driver's side tire. I took off the passenger tire and wheel well cover, but I could not see the bottom end of the drain tube. I thought perhaps I could run something up the drain tube from the bottom to clear it, but I couldn't find the end.

Thanks for any suggestions?

Bob
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If it wasn't a 2013 I'd say that the drain hose could even have a kink in it.

My last car, before my Trailhawk, had a sunroof with what I thought could be a "clogged" drain. They pulled it apart under warranty, because it happened during the first rainfall after I got the car, and they discovered the drain hose "pinched/kinked" so the water couldn't drain on that side! They replaced the hose and it worked fine right up until the day I traded the car!

Just a thought that it might just not be clogged
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10-64, did you mean you would suspect a kink if it was brand new, rather than five years old? I'm afraid it's a kink just because nothing seems to budge whatever is in there.

I keep noodling on different ways to try and clear it if it's a clog. I need something flexible enough to get into the hole, but stiff enough to exert some pressure.

I hoped someone might have a diagram showing where the drain routes through the A pillar and comes out.

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Hi!
Just bought a 2013 Jeep Compass Latitude, and for the most part I am enjoying it.

The one bummer is that the sunroof drain tube on the passenger side does not drain. Water poured in the trough on the driver's side will drain, but it pools on the passenger side. If I am caught in a good rain shower, the water comes through the map light.

I've tried blowing compressed air down there, but it did not work. Is there any other DIY solution, or am I going to have to take it to the dealer? I know this problem has been around for a while, so I'm hoping there is another solution.

Water on the driver's side drains to the ground, near the back of the driver's side tire. I took off the passenger tire and wheel well cover, but I could not see the bottom end of the drain tube. I thought perhaps I could run something up the drain tube from the bottom to clear it, but I couldn't find the end.

Thanks for any suggestions?

Bob

Hi Bob,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with your Jeep Compass. I understand that at this time, you are seeking advice from other forum members for DIY solutions. However, if you decide to take your vehicle to the dealer, please send us a PM if you are in need of additional assistance. We are happy to help.

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Locate the drain at the sunroof and use some compressed air blow gun to clear it out. I have done this on other vehicles and it works like a champ!
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-27-2018, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I have tried that with my brother's air compressor, and had no luck. What PSI would you use?

The angle to get to the drain is very awkward, and the nozzle of the gun can't get to it. I had to put a rubber tube down the drain and connect it to the compressor gun. It doesn't seal well.

Thanks for the suggestion, though!
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I really like your suggestion..
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To close the loop on this, I never could get the drain cleared myself. I took it to the dealer and they cleared it at no charge.
I tried a can of compressed air and borrowed my brother's small compressor. Neither worked. I guess the dealer had a more powerful compressor or was able to get a good enough seal.
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