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Toyota technician diag confirmation

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Styx586, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. Apr 14, 2020 at 10:14 PM
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    Styx586

    Styx586 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    1B0663B1-EF57-4529-BF78-744327E801DC.jpg F0DFF4E4-27D4-42B0-9643-153CE1ED8768.jpg 971E478F-CE9A-4A18-8F21-A4F357707991.jpg Would like someone (preferably a Toyota tech) to double check my work here. This is regarding my 2015 Camry. We’ve had a ton of rain recently, just started getting warm and dry in the last couple days, inside the car started smelling a little funky. Thought maybe my wife left some sort of food under one of the seats or spilled something so I investigated a bit today, nothing gross to be found inside the cab. Looked in the trunk and found water under the spare tire. I looked around for possible weatherstrip failure, everything looked ok. “Water tested” the trunk by spraying around all the seams with it closed and then looking for a point of water entry, nothing to be found. Removed all the trim and panels, found this blue tube dangling (I’m assuming it is a sun roof drain tube). There is a similar tube on the passenger side that is attached to a little outlet. I re-attached the tube to it’s corresponding outlet and cleaned up the water/disinfected the trunk. I’m fairly certain that was the cause of water intrusion I’d just like a confirmation from someone with experience with these particular cars. Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 15, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    Styx586

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    Bumping this up. Any input?
     
  3. Apr 17, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    Put a ziptie or hose clamp around the tube so it doesn't fall off the spigot.

    With the trunk closed, spray around the tail light seams with a pressure washer - that's another entry point for water if you haven't checked already.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2020 at 7:43 AM
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    Great idea I didn’t think about the tail lights. Thanks for the input!
     
  5. Apr 17, 2020 at 7:47 AM
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    Tacoma-toy

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    yes, the drain tube was the source. the sunroof leaks by design and has gutters around it to drain it off.
     
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  6. May 10, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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    b_r_o

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    Looks good to me :thumbsup:

    Don't need to be a Toyota tech to confirm a mis-routed drain tube, all cars with sunroofs are set up in a similar way
     

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