Question about 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
What you describe is exactly what happened to my PT Cruiser. There are sliding parts (plastic) that usually break on one side, my guess is due to dirt, etc in the area where they slide and lack of lubrication. Once this happens the only way to fix it is to drop the headliner, remove the sunroof from the car, and replace the parts that control the movement of the roof with new ones. The good part is that your motor and cable are most likely good because they are still moving the roof. Another good thing is that the repair is not terribly difficult; anyone reasonably mechanical should be able to do it. It is time consuming and tiring (working over your head), and a little tedious when removing and reinstalling the headliner. But it is very satisfying when you get your sunroof back again for way cheaper that what the dealer or a shop would charge and you'll be ready to go into business repairing your friends sunroofs if you want!
The actual repair of the sunroof is done out of the car and parts are available for a reasonable price from The Sunroof Doctor. I originally found them on ebay but at that time there was no listing for the parts for my car so I went to their website, sunroofdoctordotcom and ordered the kit for around 120 bucks. They don't have a listing for your Grand Prix but show kits for Olds Intrigues and Buick Century/Regals which I believe are the same body style. The kits come with detailed instructions and everything needed to fix the problem. By the way, I believe they use factory parts, they just do all the work and put the package together with the parts needed instead of you trying to figure it out at the parts counter.
And take it from me as a former dealer service advisor. DON'T just replace the parts on one side. YOU WILL regret it!
Posted on Apr 05, 2015
Adrian time to close your sunroof for good when they start to act up your in trouble money wise part are worn in it and its a hell of a job to fix labour wise its a desaster
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
From what I can find out, sun roofs are and "option" and are not in the diagram and is a pain to try and fix yourself. The track is most likely dirty and clogged up. Maybe someone has a better answer for you, but I would take it to the shop.
Posted on Apr 03, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
some of the cable operated sun roofs stretch making the timing of it out of wack, id drop the headliner and watch for any odd movements while it is closing.....
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
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I have 07 Pontiac Grand Prix, the wrong key was inserted into the ignition the other day. Now when I try to use the correct key it will not insert completly in the ignition, goes in until last 1/4in of key. Im stuck, I bought the new lock cylinder but how do I get the old one out? I cant get the key to insert all the way so I cant get it to the "On" position, it will not turn at all. The key that was inserted in error is whole and nothing is missing it seems like there is something stuck. Any help would be appreciated...
Posted on Jun 23, 2010
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