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How do I repair a sun roof that it stuck in the partial open position

My sun roof is broken and stuck in the partially open position. The gear mechanism/motor is also making a noise. How can I open up the roof to see what is going on

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Looks like the s/roof needs to be put back in its channel so it can easily slide. Try if possible.

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