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98 sunfire 2dr Gt Power Sunroof

Sunroof popped up at back due to airbag going off and sunroof was in closed position at time.. now wont pull down and close.can i get it back on track somehow without tearing it apart.
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You are going to have to tear it apart, chances are something in the operating mechanism is broken and until that is fixed you are stuck.

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of the sunroof assembly (click for zoom)




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