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1997 SC2 sunroof issue

Hello- I have a 97 SC2 the sunroof doesnt work. I've taken the headliner down (partially) and removed the switch and motor (which have been tested and both are working) I am curious and interested to know when the motor IS installed, there is no part located up under the roof that actually moves the roof. Can someone please help me understand what part is missing? There is just a hole that the gear goes into (from the motor) , but there's nothing there to move anything. Its just an empty hole. I cant figure how the roof is supposed to be moved and what part(s) are missing so I cna replace it and get it working. I'd really like to get it done ASAP as it is leaking. Thank you!! :)

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Sun roof are assembly sold only and are about 800 that would be the ony way to fix it if ur cables are snaped from the motor

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My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited sun roof does not want to open.


If your motor is audible and your fuses and connectors are okay, you may have to take a close look at the plastic gear parts up in the roof. The nylon parts do wear out since they are in the roof and more exposed to different temperatures. If any of that mechanism fails then your sunroof will stop working even if the motor is still good. It is a bit of a PITA to get to it since you will have to remove the headliner to get at the mechanism and then identify the worn part and replace it CAUTION: The sunroof system is timed from the factory so that the motor shuts off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Extreme care must be taken when removing the motor, timing may be thrown off causing possible damage to the sunroof system. Anytime the motor is removed from the sunroof assembly the sunroof glass panel must be in the FULLY CLOSED POSITION or the unit will be out of timing. The drive motor cannot be reset to the park position after being removed.
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Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Move glass panel to the fully closed position.
Remove the A-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/A-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the B-pillar upper trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/B-PILLAR UPPER TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the C-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/C-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the D-pillar trim. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/D-PILLAR TRIM - REMOVAL)
Remove the sunvisors. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INTERIOR/SUN VISOR - REMOVAL)
Remove the overhead console. (Refer to 8 - ELECTRICAL/OVERHEAD CONSOLE - REMOVAL)
Disconnect the control switch wire connector.
Remove headliner as necessary to gain access to sunroof drive motor. Refer to Headliner Removal and Installation for proper procedures.
Disconnect the drive motor wire harness connectors (Sunroof Drive Motor and Express Module).
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  3. Remove the sunshade retainers. Refer to Sunshade Anchor Replacement .
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  8. Remove the assist handles. Assist Strap Replacement
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  10. Remove the windshield side garnish molding. Refer to Windshield Pillar Garnish Molding Replacement .
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Check for any obstruction in the rail.

Also, can check this procedure to test your components...
Power Sunroof - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (click over pic for zoom)

Motor
See Figure 1
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Fig. 1: The sunroof switch panel is retained by a metal clip
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Sunroof
See Figures 2 and 3

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Fig. 2: Exploded view of the sunroof assembly on 1993-94 vehicles

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Fig. 3: Exploded view of the sunroof assembly on 1995-97 vehicles-1998 models similar
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Remove headliner (quite a job)
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Use spare wires to use power from the overhead dome light to the power conections on the motor to get it to move a bit.
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Otherwise, Re-connect the power leads to the motor and re-try the sunroof switch to get the roof closed..

Most likely the sunroof control module has a bad diode.


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