when it rains my mk2 astra cabriolet leaks in the top corners of both my front windows (passenger side and drivers side). ive tried using sealant. has anyone else experienced this problem? its like a constant drip from both sides. do they all do this? how can i stop it? i dont want to pay stupid money for vauxhall to fix it
it looks like its leaking along the seal and down the inside of the window.
Well, aside from it's a convertible...what you can try is tightening the roof.
Look at the hooks that attach to the windscreen section.
If you can, tighten them up, loosen the bolt first though.
If they're fully wound up, undo them, remove the bolt and reassemble as tighten as necc.
Be warned though, this will make the handles more difficult to latch into place properly, and make break as a result.
Once summer is back (or spring or mild winter, whenever you start using the roof regularly, loosen the hooks again to prevent the handles breaking in normal use).
Alternatively, you can loosen the rear end of the roof and tighten it up that way.
You're on your own for that though. (I haven't done that yet).
Silicone sealant will actually make it worse not giving a clean seal such as the rubber seals.
2 things usually happen with the MK2 Cabby's, 1, the hoods shrink and the corner tabs rot from the inside and lift. This alows water closer to the seals.
Also, the seals skrink and perish. The main windsceen top seal is about £140 from Vauxhall and is main dealer only. The smaller frame seals are about £30 - £40 each and there are 6 of those. 3 per side.
Also, make sure the small quarter pillars are not out of line or anything. Applying pressure to them to bend them inwards may help the problem. The are quite pliable so you only need to apply small force to it.