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2003 Toyota Moonroof stuck open

I have brought the vehicle to the Toyota dealership and of course the warrantee I purchased just six months ago when i bought the certified pre-owned 4 runner, only covers half of the parts, which they need to order and I may wind up paying 1,100.00 for, has given me the car back with the MR stuck open, Is there any way to manually close it? they said three service men tried to close it but were unable to do so.

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  • regina777 Sep 08, 2008

    Thank you very much! I wound up fighting witrh the dealership and they have agreed to pay 90% of the cost so they are fixing it.



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Regina the roof basically needs to be removed taken apart and the tracks cleaned and greased properly. There is a TSB regarding this issue. I had mine stuck and that's how it was resolved.
The grease dries out fills with dirt, dust. and binds... Its sort of common. It does not need any parts....But grease.

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