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How do I fix the sunroof that wont close

I try closing the sunroof and it starts to close then opens back up

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Sounds like the timing is out. Pull the headliner down enough so that you can get to the motor. Close the sunroof and allow it to stop where it wants to. Then remove the bolts holding the motor on, pull the motor out of the way of the gears and push the sunroof closed. Then remount the motor. It should work correctly after that.

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SOURCE: 1996 ford explorer sunroof wont close

This website shows it has manuals and online diagrams like that. Sometimes a dealer parts guy will run you a copy of a parts diagram. It is a 13 year old vehicle- a salvage yard may have something torn apart that you could see.

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SOURCE: how to replace the sunroof on a 200 ford expedition

usually the only parts you can get is either the glass or module. even from a salvage yard. So knowing this look to replace the whole module. it can be expensive. the headliner must be dropped, wires disconnected drain tubes, and bolts removed. once new is installed it must be synced.

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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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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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