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Sun Roof won't open

My sun roof is stuck closed but when I push the button I can hear the motor working. Does that mean it's off the track? If so, does anyone know how I can put it back on the track myself?

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There may be a way to open the sunroof manually by turning the motor with a tool. The motor could be broken and "free spinning" or it could be off track or something is stuck in the track. You just need to take it apart starting with the interior trim the rest should be pretty self explanitory. You may also be able to find a diagram on www.autozone.com.

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  • Roof opening panel lifter assemblies.


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