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#41 Old 07-31-2013
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to clear the front drains simply remove the plastic wheel arch liners the drivers side (uk) also has the washer bottle that needs to be removed one 10mm bolt and it slides forward these blocked drains will be the cause of wet carpets in 90% of cases
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to clear the front drains simply remove the plastic wheel arch liners the drivers side (uk) also has the washer bottle that needs to be removed one 10mm bolt and it slides forward these blocked drains will be the cause of wet carpets in 90% of cases
Oh, here's where the water is coming out =))) I was looking and looking and couldn't understand. Although All of the water seemed to come out I think I still need to take a closer look in case some "hidden" junk is still there" =D
Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Hi all,

I have a simular problem with drain number 2.
My fingers are thick and iam everything BUT technical

I did manage to remove the side indicator and found the rubber tube which i could take with a screwdriver.
But i have nothing like some sort of wire to clean it.
Also when i remove the screws from the plastic thing where the wipers are (underneath the window), i still cant get into the hole with my hands. I did notice some wires in it and my wipers are in front of it.
Iam a bit too scared if i remove those things, i cant place it back :/

Anyone have any suggestions how i could solve it with basic materials and tools?

My passenger side is not only very wet, but when i drive, liters of water are coming out

Hope to hear something.

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You might need to remove the plastic cover right below the windshield. Check this thread. It's not that hard. You just need a torx screwdriver bit set. Just don't pull too hard on it since it got some wires and electronic stuff attached to it.
You can see 3 screws removed o this picture. There are 3 on the other side too. Oh, did I mention - you need to remove windshield wipers first =)
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Thanks for the quick reaction.

I did manage to remove the 6 screws and only 1 wiper.
On 1 wiper i removed the screw and its stuck. I tried to turn/twist/pull, but it wont move a bit.
Cause of this wiper, iam not able to get to the drain corner.
Any suggestions how to remove a wiper when its stuck?
I dont want to pull too hard.
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Great post by the way, but i am still unable to find the exits of the drains both sides, all i can see is the ends of two tubes , one either side, which when probed ,seem to go through into the wells either side of the boot( trunk ).
I find the info on here a bit confusing, some posts say the drain hoes are in front of the rear tyres, some say behind, some say at the side of the rear bumper (fender ), does anyone have a photo or drawing of the rear drain holes for a 1998 slk 230 (R170 model ), many thanks.Brian.
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I got humidity under passenger's feet and a bit under driver seat; i mean under carpets,
Wich drain may i check/clean?
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Great post by the way, but i am still unable to find the exits of the drains both sides, all i can see is the ends of two tubes , one either side, which when probed ,seem to go through into the wells either side of the boot( trunk ).
I find the info on here a bit confusing, some posts say the drain hoes are in front of the rear tyres, some say behind, some say at the side of the rear bumper (fender ), does anyone have a photo or drawing of the rear drain holes for a 1998 slk 230 (R170 model ), many thanks.Brian.
Hers a link with a few pics etc http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170...n-problem.html

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And here's another possible solution to protect from leaves clogging the drains. A flywire/mesh screen
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/r170...ml#post2212665
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Hi Raindog.
Thanks a lot.
Your tips are useful but if you charge other pictures we will be happy.
Thanks again. Great work and recap.

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i am currently experiencing the problems that are discussed in this thread and i was wondering if anybody thought about using some liquid plummer? Draino perhaps?
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i am currently experiencing the problems that are discussed in this thread and i was wondering if anybody thought about using some liquid plummer? Draino perhaps?
I don't think that using liquid plummer is a good idea. You don't want to damage your rubber lines because then it will be a PITA to replace them when they start leaking inside your car
Besides if they are clogged, they're clogged with deposited leaves and dirt and I don't think liquid plumr like Drano will dissolve this type of dirt... I'd recommend you using compressed air first and then garden hose.
For the back drainage locations I used compressed air from the top and then also from the bottom. This blew out ***t load of dirt from them! You might want to do some contortionist moves but better clean it once and the right way
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Draino?? Have you lost it...it will destroy the lines and then anything else it comes in contact with... I hate to hurt your feelings, but if this is your level of understanding of DIY and cars you should find a good shop and take it there.
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My helpful side (I believe I've posted this earlier) says: go to Home Depot or similar and get some small diameter tubing (often used as drain for dehumidifiers, air conditioners etc) and some adapters. I would try to just force it down the drain and force out the debris...alternatively hook it up to compressed air or water to force out the blockage.

The only other alternative is to raise the car and feed wire/tubing back up the drain to dislodge the debris...
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My rear drain on the passenger side is blocked. I first tried to clear it using a nylon fishing line (for electricians), but that didn't work. Then, advised by a Mercedes mechanic, I tried using a metal one, but that also fails to do the job.

This is one impressive blockade.
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Have you read through the whole thread?
Your best bet is compressed air and you should blow it from the bottom, not top.
Check this post:
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Thanks Jayson, this picture is a lot more clear than the one in the topic the others referred to. I'll be trying again tomorrow!
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I have located the opening of the tube, but it's in an angle and I haven't been able to get anything in so far.

I guess it shouldn't be horizontal, so basically, I'm looking at removing my rear fender and getting it in the proper position and clearing it. Is this possible, or is there no use in removing the rear fender?
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