Will the owner's manual instruct you on how to clean the drains, both sunroof and under the battery?
I think that services like that should be done during "servicing" the vehicle. So if it is the owner that does it or the repair person...............someone has to do it! <g>
I have found over a gallon bucket of leaves and debris under some batteries or in that tray area. Surprising!!!
(One out of many daves)
1997 Red A4 1.8tq auto
wrote:<BR>><BR>><BR>><BR>> >> My 2002 Audi A-6 3.0 took in a
TON of water in a couple severe rain/<BR>> >>wind storms this past
summer 2007.<BR>> >I don't get it - how did your car get so much water
inside? I live in<BR>> >an area that gets severe summer thunderstorms,
with 50+mph winds and<BR>> >torrential downpours. None of my Audis ever
got wet inside, unless a<BR>> >window was down!<BR>>
>E.P.<BR>><BR>> I have reported to the group before..... (search for
WATER INGRESS A6) as I<BR>> have experienced similar MAJOR flooding with
multiple consequences.<BR>> There is a drain "tube" hidden away under the
battery. This gets blocked<BR>> with leaves etc, allows the chamber the
battery is located in to fill with<BR>> water. It floods the wiper motor,
fusebox & everything else within that<BR>> chamber, then water finds
its way to the car interior via grommets where<BR>> cables pass from the
interior of the car into engine compartment. Thence the<BR>> wiring loom
gets saturated & crimped connectors with it get corroded. Not to<BR>>
mention the risk to any control modules located in the footwells. . .
.<BR>><BR>> Maybe you don't park your car near any trees Ed
?<BR><BR><BR>I used to, before I had a garage. Even now, I park the cars
under<BR>trees in parking lots, etc.<BR><BR>I have always cleared the drains,
even way back when before I owned<BR>Audis - othe rmakes have this same
set-up.<BR><BR>ISTR reading about it in an owner's manual.<BR><BR>Sunroofs
have drains, too. Does everyone ignore those things, too?
I<BR>clean those out every couple of years - they collect dirt and clog
as<BR>well.<BR><BR>Sorry, but if folks think the only thing they need to do to
a car is<BR>put gas in and make the payments, then blame the manufacturer for
not<BR>idiot-proofing their cars...<BR><BR>E.P.</BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>