Question about 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 Answers

The sunroof on my 98 monte carlo z34 seems to be off its track and not closing or opening all the way. how can i fix this

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Jasper49 Oct 30, 2008

    Can't close the sun roof; it is stuck open & is making a grinding noise when I hit the switch to try & close it.



    How do I manually close the sun roof?

  • sixxnikkisix
    sixxnikkisix Nov 18, 2008

    I own a 1999 Monte Carlo Z34 and have had the same problem now for year's. They are kinda touchy cuz I had mine replaced by the dealer and they had to get me another one cuz they broke it putting it in my car. I no longer have a waranty so I just live without it [unfortuneately], cuz no one else want's to take on the task. I know I don't want to at least not without someone else there with me that know'z more about car'z than I do. If you get the problem solved, or instruction's with a diagram to fix this problem, please let me know. THANX !!!!!! Sixx:AMa

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    99 monte carlo sunroof doesnt open or close all the way makes grinding sound when trying to open or close it.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    monte carlo window track where to get fixed

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Manual Solution for 1998 Monte Carlo z34:

Pull down interior design near button, it's all velcro underneath. The motor is silver and on the bottom of it, there is a white colored knob, that has a slot for a screwdriver. I believe to close it is counterclockwise. For this you will need VERY small screwdriver, and requires much force with a small one.

I poked a hole through the interior, and used a longer screwdriver. More torque and less pain on hands. Poking a hole sounds weird, but to be honest, it won't be noticed much.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 436 Answers

The only way to fix these sunroofs is when the track is binding or slipping a whole new track has to be installed.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Or another way is to take some so of lube on the tracks, to do this take your glass off then wipe off the track that is open then lube it. then press the button to open the sunroof and apply force on the track to help get it across. after moved back clean track and apply lube, run the rails on the track back and forth untill worked in. put the glass back on and problem solved. may need to help open sunroof by appling your hand on the glass upword force and move with the glass.
helps with one person on each track makes life easier.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do you reset sunroof in a 2001 Monte Carlo with 3400 model I


check fuse and relay if good than possible motor ot track problem their should be a mechanical bypass that will let you close it if stuck open the following information is courtesy of monte carlo forum
To check the condition of your original sunroof guides:
  1. Gl*** in closed position.
  2. Locate & remove 3 torx bolts on each side of sunroof glass. Lift glass out of sunroof opening & set aside in a safe place.
  3. Locate "J" shaped cover plate at front of sunroof track assembly. Remove 2 torx bolts from each cover plate.
  4. Lift up bracket to remove.
  5. Inspect the plastic guides on each side. The sunroof cables attach to guides on front outer corner. Inspect this area closely for damage.
  6. Do not operate the sunroof with the J plates removed.
Troubleshooting:
If the sunroof guides are not broken & the glass is a uniform height along the rear edge your problem may be a stripped gear inside the motor. The motor has a manual override:
  1. Get access to the motor by removing the map light/switch console or lowering the front of the headliner.
  2. Insert a large standard screwdriver into the nylon bushing at the center of the motor hub. Push up & turn the screwdriver to manually move the sunroof glass. If the unit will fully open & close manually, you most likely only need a replacement motor.

If your sunroof is stuck in the open position follow these steps to get it closed:
  1. Remove the glass.
  2. Try to close the unit without the glass. Many times one side will still be operational and close correctly.
  3. Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
  4. You now need to slide the original plastic guide forward to lower the arm to the closed position. Using a standard screwdriver, push it forward. The lift arm should begin to lower.
  5. If the lift arm will still not fully lower, remove the J plate as explained above, sometimes the sunroof cable will need to be lifted up to allow the guide to fully slide forward.
  6. Reinstall glass.

May 21, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2003 monte carlo ss sun roof wont close and making popping noise


Sounds like the gears are bad in one spot. You can try to guide it closed with someone helping you as you pull or push it into place. Otherwise: http://www.theautopartsshop.com/auto+car-usa+parts/chevrolet+monte-carlo+sunroof-motor.html

Mar 19, 2015 | 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

HOW TO REMOVE 4T60E TRANSMISSION FROM A 96 Z34 MONTE CARLO?


You don't have to pull it to replace the TCC. Remove the pan and you can access the TCC solenoid. 40b12bb6-08f8-4f1c-b959-9bfe6f7b08fb.gif

Aug 06, 2014 | 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

My 2001 Monte Carlo SS sunroof will open just a little bit and then I hear a popping noise, when I go to close it, it closes really slow and wont close all the way. Is it off track? How do I fix this?


Try lubrication the glass run tracks with silicone spray. Use caution and keep it off other surfaces especially plastic parts as it will discolor them.

Mar 14, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2002 monte carlo ss sunroof won't go all tha


Sounds like it is going off track whenever it gets to the popping sound point. Or its catching against something, Check to see if anything could be in the tracks of the sunroof. Hope this helps, James Booth. Let me know what happens

May 17, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

Replacing rear struts, should sway bar need attention. 98 Monte Carlo Z34


check the bushings for ware if there tight and no cracks your good to go.

Jan 28, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

My 1997 monte carlo z34 3.4 engin is holding high rpms


I had a similar problem on a 3.4 Lumina Z34. It was a leaking intake gasket. Be careful with the plastic vaccumn lines as they will get brittle.

Aug 01, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

2004 monte carlo sunroof won't close


THERE IS NO MAN OVERIDE, REMOVE THE DRIVE MOTROR AND THE SUNROOF WILL CLOSE.

Dec 11, 2008 | 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Logo

1,718 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...