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We are lucky enough that we can garage our truck at home and at work, so she's rarely outside for very long. It's been raining for most of today and I have been running errands for a few hours, always parking outside. Came back to the truck, popped open the hatch and there was water on the cargo cover, not much, 6-7 stray lines of water spread out about 10 inches long; but still, my baby was wet and she was supposed to be dry!<p>Took her home, and took the further most top rear ceiling panel off (the one near the hatch) as the right side screw cover was wet. Indeed, once I removed the panel, water was visible on the red 'grommet' - hidden behind a plastic tab - in which the screw sits. The inside of the panel was dry.<br><A HREF="http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010252d.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7178/p1010252d.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010253b.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8343/p1010253b.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Removed the ceiling panel/disconnected the light and started looking around. The two right side bolts that hold down the hatch were my first suspect, but they were bone dry.<br><A HREF="http://img198.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010254hwn.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4182/p1010254hwn.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>I could feel the wetness above the red grommet, but nowhere else - that is the lowest point of that part of the ceiling, so the water was naturally pooling there and dripping in from the screw.<p>Then I got lucky and noticed a drop of water on the hose that feeds the rear washer with fluid - but the connections were tight.<br><A HREF="http://img195.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1010251e.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/508/p1010251e.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>Only thing I can think of is that there is a tiny, tiny leak around the seal where the hose goes outside the main cabin into the hatch. There was nothing I could see, but the backside of the rectangular rubber seal is hidden by the body, so it's not visible.<p>Any one else experience anything like this? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: So my XC is leaking from the roof... (Pinstripe)

<p>Had a hard time getting past all the "she" and "truck" stuff... man that is funny....<p>Most leaks come from the sunroof, could the water be from the rear of the sun roof and<br>draining back? Is there any moisture under the front carpets? Just havent seen any posts<br>with a leak in the rear of a XC90. Was it parked with the front of it facing up a hill?<p>
 

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Re: So my XC is leaking from the roof... (dmd)

Well, it is a truck, and cars (trucks) are female! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>No, not the sunroof; parked dead flat.<p>Might not be XC90 specific, no doubt all of the wagon's are built the same; but this was the most logical place to put the post in.
 

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Re: So my XC is leaking from the roof... (Pinstripe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pinstripe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, it is a truck, and cars (trucks) are female! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>No, not the sunroof; parked dead flat.<p>Might not be XC90 specific, no doubt all of the wagon's are built the same; but this was the most logical place to put the post in.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're sure?<br>You checked the sunroof DRAINS
 

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There is no water in any of the ceiling panels and as mentioned, the plastic panel was bone dry. The sunroof drain is too far forward, it would push the water into the ceiling above our heads - yes, they are clean.<p>I found one reference to a similar leak on an XC70 over at volvoxc forum, but there were no replies.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pinstripe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, it is a truck, and cars (trucks) are female! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>No, not the sunroof; parked dead flat.<p>Might not be XC90 specific, no doubt all of the wagon's are built the same; but this was the most logical place to put the post in.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe a yuppy truck, but what makes it qualify as a "truck" in most registration is just the height.. A <br>raised '74 Pinto would qualify for that too... Just done for money from the states.. My vehicles are<br>genderless, just a bunch of metal and plastic.<p>Did you check all of the back seals, or did you open the rear hatch in the hard rain? Wonder if it<br>could get past the real hatch seal when the hatch is open...<p>
 

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Considering the list of vehicles in your sig, I see your view point. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I come from a VW background, where it is normal to name your car. Our XC is called 'blue smurf'.<p>Did not open the hatch. Checked all of the rear seals, they were dry; all are firmly attached are very soft and flexible. Took it to the car wash today, hoped maybe the high pressure water would penetrate and give me an idea - nothing. My guess is still on the rubber seal around the washer fluid 'out point' into the hatch.
 
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