Question about 2008 Ford Escape
When I'm opening or closing the sunroof,once the roof has reached the stopping point it continues making a "tat tat tat tat" sound like there is no stopping point and once closed the roof stays slightly lifted on the back left corner ( I pushed it down to close flush with the roof ) I know if it rains the inside will get rain damage. Is this something I can fix myself? How do I get it back on track? I will say Thank You now in case I don't get to later
Posted by Anonymous on
You might be lucky and it just needs the cable greasing. in the mecanisme you will find a cable that is twisted and has brushes on it, use spray grease on this from one end to the other best to do both sides as the cable goes round. also grease the catches , then close the window and put to raised position and from inside spray grease into the arms on either side, run the window back and though though the settings a few times an repeat the greasing as you go.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check the door hinge pins and make sure they are fully seated. Also check the hinge pin bushings - they are made of bronze and if they wear out, the door will droop
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
SOURCE: My sun roof opened, but now won't close... When I got to work, the sunroof wasn't fully open. When I tried to close it , it wouldn't. So opened it further, tried again, to close now it won't do a thin
replaced it with a junkyard switch.
Posted on May 25, 2009
This sunroof has broken cable ends and must be replaced. You may take a screwdriver and push the lift arms forward and up to close.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
I would contact your local ford dealer. I worked at a ford dealer in 2003-2005 and there was a recall for the problem youre having with the hatch not latching and the leak. It started for the 2002 explorers I believe. There were exposed holes on the roof that were leaking into the inside-we had a body shop and had the recalls performed through the body shop.
Hopefully if my memory serves me right, you could get this done for FREE!!!
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
SOURCE: 03 expedition sunroof stuck open
Just got mine closed on 2001 expedition sunroof. After removing all Phillips and hex head screws and clips and unplugging the side and rear lights the headliner came right out. Yes it takes a bit of time but once clear I was able to take a hex head to the motor and begin to close it a bit and then tried it with the button and it closed. After trying it several times to make sure it was working I put everything back up and although now short one JC bar screw it is finished. I read that sometimes the motor goes back too far and locks itself out from going forward. Good luck and it is a wee bit cheaper than going to a dealership and pay someone to do it and pay their overhead/profits.
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
To check the condition of your original sunroof guides:
- Gl*** in closed position.
- Locate & remove 3 torx bolts on each side of sunroof glass. Lift glass out of sunroof opening & set aside in a safe place.
- Locate "J" shaped cover plate at front of sunroof track assembly. Remove 2 torx bolts from each cover plate.
- Lift up bracket to remove.
- Inspect the plastic guides on each side. The sunroof cables attach to guides on front outer corner. Inspect this area closely for damage.
- 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:
- Get access to the motor by removing the map light/switch console or lowering the front of the headliner.
- 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:
- Remove the glass.
- Try to close the unit without the glass. Many times one side will still be operational and close correctly.
- Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reinstall glass.
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