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Old 05-08-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
Drives: 2008 Toyota Yaris
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Leaking From Above A Pillar

Anyone had any problem with leaks above the A pillar? I think it's from underneath where the "drip moulding" is supposed to clip to. That wasn't my first guess, I put silicone windshield repair between the windshield and the car but that didn't stop the leak. I removed the roof liner to get a better look at it. I plan to just pour silicone on everything that I can to get it to stop. It drips on my leg and it is pretty annoying. Any ideas?

In the pics there is some water still there from testing it.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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See the crack in the paint just behind the clip? That crack likely goes through the sealer that covers the welded joint at the roof edges.

Get a tube of body sealer from an auto parts store, and brush it all over the bottom of the trench. Silicone dries and cracks over time...found that out the hard way.

I can't tell from your 3rd photo - does that large circular hole allow you to get at the clip's bolt/nut from the underside? If you can, remove that clip, and seal under it too. If not, reach through and brush sealer from underneath.
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Old 05-08-2019, 03:43 PM   #3
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Running w/o gutter strips. Noticed and probed-to-confirm-clear what I interpreted to be a deliberate drain hole into the top of the A-pillar. Hole is near the corner of the glass.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:53 AM   #4
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I have the same exact issue. I will pull out the molding an apply the black body sealer as well.
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