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Sunroof retracts fully and lifts but will not close tight on left side

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

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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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SOURCE: 2006 Escape Sunroof not opening/closing

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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2001 cadillac deville sunroof open and want close


Check the RAP fuse in the rear fuse box , this fuse powers the sunroof control module ! Fuse Block - Rear , Left rear of the passenger compartment, under the rear seat .
The sunroof module contains the logic for the opening and the closing of the sunroof. The sunroof motor assembly contains the reversible DC drive motor, the gear train, and the limit switch.
The sunroof module determines the sunroof motor direction based on inputs received from the overhead console sunroof switches. When the ignition switch is in the ON position or when retained accessory power (RAP) is active, voltage is applied to the sunroof module via the RAP relay. For a description and operation of the RAP system, refer to Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Description and Operation in Retained Accessory Power. The sunroof module controls the sunroof motor direction by changing the polarity of the applied voltage. The sunroof module remembers the sunroof position whenever the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position. The limit switch is used as an input to the sunroof module to indicate that the glass is fully closed, or in the comfort stop positions. The limit switch is grounded when the sunroof glass is in the fully closed or comfort stop positions, otherwise it is open.
The SLIDE CLOSE mode is initiated by moving and holding the sunroof slide switch (ROOF) forward. This applies a ground provided from the sunroof limit switch low reference circuit to the sunroof switch close vent signal input of the sunroof module. The sunroof module controls voltage to the control circuits of the sunroof motor. The sunroof motor will run until the limit switch contacts are closed. The closing of the limit switch will apply the sunroof limit switch low reference circuit to the sunroof limit switch soft stop signal circuit to the sunroof module, indicating the flush closed position has been reached. As the sunroof is approaching the close position the sunroof glass will force the wind deflector downward.
You need to have a factory scan tool hooked up an have it checked for DTC'S in the sunroof control module ! a code reader will not do this , a code reader will only check the engine codes for OBD 2 .
Important: The following must be completed before using the symptom tables.
  1. Perform Diagnostic System Check - Power Sunroof in order to verify that all of the following are true:
  2. ?€¢
    No DTCs are set.


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    The control modules can communicate via the serial data link.

  3. Review the system operation in order to familiarize yourself with the system functions. Refer to Sunroof Description and Operation
your better off taking to the dealer !

May 09, 2015 | 2001 Cadillac DeVille

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My sunroof is stuck open its acting like it wants to close but goes back


If you have a 740 with an electric sunroof, when the roof is in the fully closed position you should be able to push the closed switch again and have the rear of the roof pop up to the 'vent' position. If you have a manual roof, after it reaches the closed position you feel a bit of resistance; you then continue moving the crank in the closed direction and the rear of the roof should pop up to the 'vent' position.
If your roof does not move at all, you must NOT pry up the rear edge manually as there are cast tracks at the rear of the panel that hold it in place and you will break, bend, or damage the tracks, roof or the panel.
Most likely it is out of alignment and too tight for the minimal leverage applied by the motor to move it, as well as being thoroughly gunked up. The secret to lack of motion is most likely binding in the up and down motion of the panel. If manual, try moving the crank back and forth, bearing in mind that the first motion the roof makes is that up and down motion at the rear of the panel. If there is resistance to the crank motion immediately, there is 'likely' to not be any damage in the screw mechanism, just binding of the panel in the roof.
If nothing moves as you move the crank towards 'vent', push up gently through that small rectangular opening inside the headliner on the rear of the panel to help it along, by just pushing it free of the roof. The tracks at the rear of the panel move the panel up and down, either to pull it down before retracting or to pop the rear of the panel up for the 'vent' position, and if they are damaged or too gunked up, they will resist opening. The device that is connected to the motor/crank via screw cables slides back and forth in these tracks, raising and lowering the panel, which will not be possible unless you can move the crank/motor. Try to get it high enough to be able to peer inside the roof from the outside to unhook the headliner clips - once you get those, all is revealed and you will be able to see why your roof is not functioning properly.



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How to install replacement sunroof motor on a 1999 Pontiac grand prix


Important: This sunroof system is timed from the factory in order to allow the actuator to shut off automatically when the sunroof window reaches a certain position. Use extreme care when removing the actuator from the sunroof module. This may cause the timing to be thrown off. This may damage to the sunroof. Anytime the actuator needs to be removed from the module, ensure that the sunroof window is in the fully closed position.
Remove the sunroof window. Refer to Sunroof Glass Panel Replacement .
Slide the sunshade fully rearward. Move the sunroof window to the vent position. Remove the sunroof screws (two on each side). Remove the sunroof window from the module.
Place the sunroof module in the fully closed position. Remove the headliner. Refer to Headlining Trim Panel Replacement in Interior trim.
Tools Required ?€¢
J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover


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J 2772-C Headliner Installer

  1. Remove the sunshades. Refer to Sunshade Replacement .
  2. Remove the overhead console, if equipped. Refer to Roof Console Replacement .
  3. Remove the sunshade retainers. Refer to Sunshade Anchor Replacement .
  4. Remove the power sunroof switch, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Switch Replacement in Roof.
  5. Remove the sunroof trim lace, if equipped. Refer to Sunroof Seal/Molding Replacement in Roof.
  6. Remove the dome light, if equipped.
  7. Remove the coat hooks. Refer to Coat Hook Replacement .
  8. Remove the assist handles. Assist Strap Replacement
  9. Remove the rail lamp. Refer to Roof Side Rail Lamp Replacement in Lighting.
  10. Remove the windshield side garnish molding. Refer to Windshield Pillar Garnish Molding Replacement .
  11. Remove the upper quarter trim panels. Refer to Rear Quarter Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  12. Remove the center pillar upper trim panel. Refer to Center Pillar Upper Trim Panel Replacement .
  13. Pull down on the door opening weatherstrip seal on both the front and the rear doors.
  14. Remove the 2 rear retainers (2) using J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover. Disconnect the headliner electric harness at the right side of the rear window shelf. Rotate the right front seatback to a horizontal position. Remove the headliner from the vehicle through the right front door.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the actuator.
Important: Before removing the actuator, ensure that the pins J 41718 are tight and holding the cable.
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source: owners manual

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