Greetings all. I am looking for advice on stopping a water leak over
the driver door. The seal for the removable top doesn't hold water at
the car wash, it leaks (read pours) in at the top left portion of the
drivers window. Any suggestions to get it to seal properly again? I
don't see any folded material or tears in rubber strip. 2001 C5
You might try a window adjustment, not that bad for the average owner
The rear tip in adjusters for the windows ARE located right behind the
red reflectors on the door panels. You DO NOT have to remove the door
panel to get to it. The reflector is held in by two tabs at the top
and a spring steel clip at the bottom. Pry up from the bottom
carefully to remove it and gain access to the rear tip-in adjustment
screw. Back off the lock nut (10 mm) and turn adjusting threaded rod
(4 mm hex head) ccw to increase tip-in, cw to decrease. No need to
hold the 18mm window regulator pulley inside the door.
The rubber grommet under the door at the rear gives access to the
aforementioned 18mm, and a height adjuster (with the window rolled
Front tip-in and height adjustment is under the rubber grommet at the
front. Similar to the rear, but entire assembly slides transversely
with the body of the car. You'll see the slot and see what I am trying
to say in words.
Go easy on the adjustments and plan on making more then one attempt to
correct the problem. The seals need to re-adjust to your changes and
may create another leak in other places. No problem if you go at it
with some caution.
Good luck and let us know how it worked out for you.
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