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I bought a 1997 P38 4.6 HSE in January and in the recent rains we've had in the UK the driver's side headlining, in between the windscreen and sun visor, has become noticeably soggy and now after heavy rain you can see water marks running down the outside of the driver's side pillar towards the air vent. I initially checked the sunroof drains to see if it was blocked but water was running down the drain just fine when tested.

My question is do I need to take out the headlining to find out where the water is coming from (which I can not keen on doing unless I have to) or is there a simpler solution to this?

Also is it easy to replace the drain tube which I suspect has split or will I need to dismantle most of the interior to get to all the clips and fixing between the roof and the wheel arch?

I do have a copy of the RAVE but cannot see in there a procedure for fixing this.

In addition I would like to know if the air suspension is slow to fill after being left in access mode (5-10 minutes to return to standard) if I need to investigate the system for leaks or the air compressor is on it's way out.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Found the source to my soggy headlining, the driver's door seals had come lose and when parked up, the water was running off the roof and behind the rubber seals and wicking through the headlining nearest the door. After re-glueing the rubber to the door frame, the leak is virtually gone but there is still a few drips getting through. I suspect the rubber is no longer flush to the door when closed hence water still getting through, I guess replacing the enitre door seal would fix this but they aren't cheap.
 

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If you drop the car to access and then change to normal, it should rise immediately irrespective of how long it has been in access. If it has been left for a week or so, it may have lost pressure in the reservoir so then it might take a while but not after a few minutes. Probably a very tired compressor combined with a slight leak.
 
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