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Old 06-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #26
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The front drain tubes are usually the source of leaks, but they are easy to check. Just pop off the top outboard trim piece, you don't even need any tools. It is buried down low, but you can see it if you know where to look.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:47 PM   #27
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Bottom line, if your foot wells are wet and the dealer tells you it is something other than the drain tube I would be suspicious that they didn't find the real problem.
This is what I was expecting them to tell me. Seeing a leak 4 inches from the A pillar would make me think the front floor board would be wet or under the passenger seat. Both of these areas were dry. As it is, all I can do is wait until I can see if it is damp again.

However, I would love to see pics on how to check the drain tubes. I saw someone post pics in the past, but I only remember seeing tubes in the trunk area. Since my car is a late model 2011 (built in May), I would think I only have 2 drains.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #28
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I had the same problem with mine as soon as I bought it, and I actually had 2 separate leaks. I work for GM and I talked to a tech at the proving grounds who worked in Camaro convertible development and he said 9 times out of 10 it is the drain hose not being installed properly. That was one of my leaks. I have a 2012 and it only has two drain tubes at the front that dump right into the 'wet' area of the quarter panel. Starting later in the 2012 model year GM added two additional drain tube which are routed through the trunk. The early design will keep your car dry if the tubes are fully inserted. If not fully inserted the water will end up in the rear foot wells. The tubes are very easy to check, and I'll try to post some pics.

My second leak was in the trunk area. There was not enough body sealer between two panels and resulted in a pretty good stream of water coming in under the tail lamp that would fill up the spare tire tub. This kind of leak is not so common.

Bottom line, if your foot wells are wet and the dealer tells you it is something other than the drain tube I would be suspicious that they didn't find the real problem.
That was my concern and I have mentioned the drain lines several times (to the point that the service adviser I am working with is getting a little annoyed, and him and I have had a great rapport since I bought the car). I will have some confidence in their finding until it's obvious that I can't, and I may check the drain lines on my own.

Thanks for providing pictures on how to check them...this is awesome info!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:09 PM   #29
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great pics - thanks! supposedly, 1 of my drains was not in the correct position so the rear window disconnected it when it was going down. Now, I can periodically check my own drains!
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