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The sunroof in my 03 sunfire was frozen when I tried to open it.

It tried to open but one side stuck and the other tried to move resulting in the sunroof jammed open crooked. I took the headliner down and remove the motor and readjusted the track to line them up again to the close position. reset the motor to close position also. when I reinstalled the motor and tried the sunroof before installing the glass, it would go up and down fine, but when I opened it in any position up to fully open, it won't return and close. all the way. it seems like something is jamming it. I can hear the relay clicking and the engine idle drop when the button is push, but it just won't close. I have to remove the motor to move the tracks back to the closed position. I actually have to hammer the track that was stuck to get them to slide back to the closed position.....so I ask is it broke or can it be fix. Please explain how to fix it if it can . Thanks

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SOURCE: 98 sunfire 2dr Gt Power Sunroof

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.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: sunroof is open and off track

Sorry, no home repair here...be prepared to spend upwards of $200 to repair...Go to a body shop and have them look at it...DO NOT GO TO THE DEALERSHIP!
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Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 03 pontiac sunfire power sunroof will not close completly

some of the cable operated sun roofs stretch making the timing of it out of wack, id drop the headliner and watch for any odd movements while it is closing.....

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probly need new guids put in.

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SOURCE: 97 Grand Prix sunroof off track

My 97 Grand Prix sunroof tracks are offset. My driver side track is in the closed position, and the passenger side track is in a half open position. When the problem happened I was closing the roof and heard a hard clicking. It stopped working from that moment on. The tracks werent offset as much as they are now before I took the glass off. When I removed the glass, the passenger side track sprung back about 6 inches. The motor works, but the tracks only move about a half inch forward and backwards. Its cable operated and my guess is that one side jumped the track or a gear or something. Anybody help?

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

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