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The moonroof won't open on my 2001 Forester S. The rear end drops down into the sliding track like normal but then doesn't slide back along the track. Is there an easy fix for this or am I looking at a trip to the dealership/mechanic?

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U will need to buy a can of spray white grease and clean and then lubricate all the tracks the door channels on as well as all the latches for the door, this will cure the issue in most cases, did allot of these while working at a Ford dealer.

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SOURCE: 2000 grand caravan sliding door won;t open

I would start by pulling the door panel off the inside. This will give you a look at the lock and handle mechanism to see what is amiss. Suspect a broken, fallen link that may now be lying in the bottom door channel and retrievable with magnetic pick-up tool. Get a good trim removal tool since a panel that large is easy to mar if you try pulling it with a screwdriver. Have a helper assist with the job and start by pulling the rear and middle seats if you can. To cheat on this, you may want to pull the panel on the opposite door to see how everything is supposed to look.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: passenger side--manual sliding door will not open

Has the door been serviced as in clean and lubricated tranck?A lot of power is not put to the opening or clsin mechanism for safety reasons

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SOURCE: Drivers seat will not latch into place

the latches that lock into the fixed slide rails ?if you look under seat you will see the latches ar connected via pivoted levers these pivots may be rusted or slightly seized in holding off position try spaying dw 40 or other type lube then physically manouver the latch arms till free ? lube the seat adjust rod too ? making sure it is working ok ?

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SOURCE: passenger side--manual sliding door will not open

i have not yet corrected the concern but have found the source. in this particular model the fuel door has a safety lock feature that keeps the door from opening when you are fill the fuel. I have found the lever broken on the switch now all i have to do is figure out how to replace it

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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Both of the cords pass along a gear attached to the Sunroof motor which pulles the cord tooth by tooth, impossible to go crooked unless really jammed or tampered with.

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