2008 Mazda Miata drain is clogged

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#1

I apparently have a drain clogged by the rear window. Watched all the on-line videos, bought the trombone cleaner, poked it down the apparent hole, but it didn’t come out the bottom. Do I need to go to a dealership?


#2

Do you mean the trombone cleaner hit a blockage, or you kept pushing and reached the end of the cleaner without exiting the drain?


#3

I just kept pushing and the cleaner didn’t appear under the car. However, this morning when I had more patience, I decided to try again. All the you tubes said to push the cleaner toward the gearshift – which didn’t work for me. So, trying all angles, when I pushed it directly toward the opposite side of the car, it worked! Now I just have to wait for a huge rain and see if my feet get wet.

Thank you for your quick response. Although I’ve been a Click and Clack fan for almost as long as they’ve been on the air, this is the first time I’ve posted a question. Won’t be the last!


#4

If the carpet is wet, you risk mold growth and rust. You need to remove the carpet and padding to let everything dry out.

Just a bit damp, you may get by with just leaving the windows open. But if the water had gotten under the carpet, you need more drastic measures.


#5

Instead of waiting for rain… you could use a hose in your driveway. Park the car with windows and sunroof closed, and run water on the roof. Check the drain afterwards, or inside the car, or both.

Good luck.