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Picked up a rust free 3 door 87 for winter last Jan and now that my 2000 9-5 is on the road and running with the 234 block, I am going to start the work.

First thing that needs attention is the leaking Sunroof. Can you get a new gasket for it ( where?) and how about the headliner that covers the sunroof???
 

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Drains clear for the s-roof? Often those are clogged.
Gasket? Don't think there is one.
Headliner - you can re-cover it, but the headliner of the car must be removed first I believe then lower the sun-roof unit and pop out the cover.


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Thanks, I will get some pics for sure. It had A frame repair and seems to drive straight the car had been driven about 5k and tires look good. I wanted to make sure that repair was good before I spent anything on it. 250K miles, 5 spd one minor dent tiny surface rust. Interior has been replaced with cloth changed form grey to tan but it looks good. AC works new headgasket. shifts good.

. is Checked the drains but it seems to be leaking up top. Maybe I need to pour some water in there to see if their cleared?
 

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The gasket that runs around the perimeter of the sunroof does not provide a 100% seal. There will be water making its way past it and that is where the drain pipes come in to play. There are four, one at each corner of the trough that holds the sunroof assembly. Many times the corners are plugged up with debris and the water can't drain down through the hard plastic pipes that run through the roof pillars. It is possible to remove the sunroof top plate without taking the whole sunroof out and this will give you a better look at the drain points. If you take down your headliner you'll see them in plain sight and they'll be easier to unclog and clean if necessary. There are some great headliner DIY writeups on this site and a search will turn up some good results. One tip I have for you is to save the plastic strip that the headliner mounts to on the sunroof. Remove the old piece of fabric and use it as a template for the new one.
 

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Blow the drains out with a compressed air duster. The front ones come out just behind the front wheels, you should see junk fly out. Do that for all 4, see where that gets you.

Drew
 
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