I need to get a sunroof gasket, seal, rubber moulding(or whatever it is called)! it is dry and brittle. Is there an aftermarket for this part or do i have to buy it from GM? I would hate to paint the car with an old gasket. I also need help on the e-brake cable. where to buy the replacement cheap, the other is broken and needs to be replace from the rear.
It's really easy. Just pull up on your old one and set in the new one. Use a small flat screwdriver to push it down into the rail and make sure all of it is down in there. You dont want the edges sticking out. Also, if you have an '84 or an '85 (maybe an 86 even) now would be a good time to drill some drainage holes if you dont already have them.
The water drains down onto the frame and then falls out under the car beside the door. Moisture normally gets in between the body panels and the frame and it has to get out some where. I dunno what the frame is made out of... hopefully something that doesn't rust too easily.
Even if you do plan on getting a new gasket you should still drill the drain holes... you should also consider getting replacement gaskets for the sunroof hooks if you find the gasket alone doesn't fix your problem - but one leaky sunroof fix at a time
Originally posted by The_Ikon:
hey, when drilling hole for drainage. where is the water draining too? is the car construced in which the water drains out of the car into the engine bay or to the ground or what?
also that's a good link you have for replacing the gasket and the drainage hole mod...
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Posts: 1133 From: Bakersfield, CA Registered: Dec 1999
If your having problems finding the sunroof seal, remember, the Fiero Store also carries this gasket. It's a bit on the high side ($75) but well worth the cost to eliminate a wet shoulder or water damage to the interior. Also, I would suggest replacing the rubber grommets in the sunroof itself where everything bolts on since these too have a tendancy to dry out, crack and leak.
Apr 4th, 2004
Posts: 13353 From: kansas city, mo Registered: Jul 2002
SERVICE BULLETIN NUMBER: 86-10-1 Date of Bulletin: Jan 1986 Component: VISUAL SYSTEMS: SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Summary: VISTA VENT WATER LEAKS. REPAIRED BY ADDING DRAINAGE HOLES TO PLASTIC ROOF OUTER PANEL AND REPLACEMENT OF HARDWARE NUTS AT HINGE AND LATCH LOCATIONS ON GLASS PANEL. PROCEDURES FOR ADDITION OF HOLES. DESCRIPTION AND PART NUMBERS OF NEW HARDWARE NUTS AS WELL AS PROPER SEALING PATTERNS FOR WEATHER-STRIPS (IF REPLACEMENT IS NECESSARY). ALL 1984-1986 PONTIAC FIERO MODELS WITH AD3.