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My old mercedes w115 220 d (1974) manual sunroof is not closing. I don't know if there is any part of the sunroof missing beacuse the car was on a major reability program and I forget the pieces of the...


There's not a heck of a lot to the manual sunroof. I suspect some sort of debris in the track.
First off to remove a sunroof you open it all the way, looking down from on top of the car you will see the two chrome tracks on either side. They are healed on by two screws (there is a third adjustment screw on each side - it is obviously different and not holding the track down - don't mess with it -- or perhaps this is your problem...)
Remove the screws and the top to the tracks (they will lift right off) then slide the sunroof mostly closed and lift it out.
Now look into the tracks - back into the roof. Is there anything there that ought to not be there? Remove it - this can be challenging since it's narrow - a shot van and the biggest pice of tubing that will fit in there might do it for you.
Lube up the track with silicone lube (oil or grease will stick to dirt) clean the 4 feet of the sun roof. Notice the two rollers at the back these love the sunroof in place within it's open and push the back up when closed. With the roof out check that they move easily when you turn the handle.
Now back to the car - notice the two adjustment screws, they lift or lower the back of the track - perhaps you turned them when you were removing it the first time. In any event if they are up too high the roof won't fit (the wheels pushing out will try to push the sunroof door out of the car) You can see the small wedge next to the track - the wheels will roll up this wedge to close the back of the roof - and it needs to be in a reasonable position.
Don't force it you risk breaking the handle, the connecting mechanism or those wheels and where are you going to get a new one?
So now you can put the sunroof door back into place. Slide it back and forth - it should move easily. Now try to close it. It should close easily if not try adjusting the wedges down (this adjustment should not have changed but I am assuming you inadvertently changed these while trying to remove the sunroof door - it you're certain that you did not do that then it's something else).
Good Luck,
Frank

Aug 03, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz 190-Class Cars & Trucks

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My 2002 monte carlo ss sunroof won't go all tha


Sounds like it is going off track whenever it gets to the popping sound point. Or its catching against something, Check to see if anything could be in the tracks of the sunroof. Hope this helps, James Booth. Let me know what happens

May 17, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Need to replace sunroof..


you need to replace glass or is it leaking if leaking then you have to remove upper seat belt covers pop off remove bolt 14mm and the trims on upper pillars pry off carefully held in by clips remove covers on interior light at front where sunroof switches are there are screws by bulbs disconnect connector remove center light cover and screws disconnect connector with clean hands remove rbber trim around sunroof opening and plastic cover on each side of sunroof glass held on with plastic screw clips then remove four 10mm nuts lift sunroof glass out of car remove cover and screws from rearview mirror all plastic trims around headliner move pass seat forward most and flip back rest all way down roll pass window fully down then slide headliner out of car now you can remove electrical connectors and remove water flow hoses from sunroof unit remove 8 12mm nuts holding frame to roof remove through door you will see the track sunroof slides on remove nuts along problem is silicone between track and frame is deteriorated lift track clean replace silicone reattach frame to roof dont put trims or liner in till test connect switches and glass to frame make sure sunroof works and closes fully then go through car wash to see if leak is fixed

Jan 13, 2011 | 2001 Subaru Legacy

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My 05 honda accord sun roof wont open


Hi,

The sunroof on your Honda may not be operating correctly. The most common problems with Honda's sunroofs is the track. This is especially true of early 1990s Honda vehicles. However, many Hondas use a recessed track that easily collects and traps dirt and debris. When this happens, your sunroof may not close and seal properly. Another minor problem is a blown fuse on some model years of Honda vehicles. Before fixing anything, however, troubleshoot the problem.
  1. Open the fuse panel. Turn the knob on the fuse panel cover counterclockwise or push in on the release tabs on the fuse panel cover (depending on the year of your Honda), and pull down on the fuse panel cover.
  2. Pull the fuse for the sunroof out of the fuse panel using the fuse pullers in the fuse panel. Use the diagram on the underside of the fuse panel cover if you are having trouble locating the fuse for the sunroof.
  3. Check the metal strip in the middle of the fuse. The strip should not be burned or damaged. If it is, replace it with a fuse of the same amperage.
  4. Check the recessed track of your sunroof. Clear away any debris that may be stuck in the sunroof's track. Use engine degreaser and a wire brush to clean the track of dirt. Then, wipe the track down with clean paper towels.
  5. Apply hard grease to the sunroof wheels and track so that the sunroof can move easily once again.
Best regards.

Oct 28, 2010 | 2005 Honda Accord

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2003 tiburon power sunroof won't close all the way . It'll open all the way but starts to close & then stops.


sounds like the metal deflector in front of the sunroof,is separated and caught in the roof mechanism, however there are other issues that can cause that condition, it can be anything from a bad sunroof switch to the sunroof tracks jamming, start with looking to see if there any obstuctions in the track..the sunroof mechanism can get costly to repair.

Oct 25, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

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The closing motor to the sunroof on my 91 4Runner just went kaput. The sunroof is currently in the open position. How can I close it?


some came with cranks .. ck the back of sunroof area.. see if you see a place for a allen or hex wrench.. if not remove headliner and lossen tracks put glass in close postion

Jul 13, 2009 | 1991 Toyota 4Runner

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97 Grand Prix sunroof off track


My 97 Grand Prix sunroof tracks are offset. My driver side track is in the closed position, and the passenger side track is in a half open position. When the problem happened I was closing the roof and heard a hard clicking. It stopped working from that moment on. The tracks werent offset as much as they are now before I took the glass off. When I removed the glass, the passenger side track sprung back about 6 inches. The motor works, but the tracks only move about a half inch forward and backwards. Its cable operated and my guess is that one side jumped the track or a gear or something. Anybody help?

Apr 10, 2009 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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The sunroof on my 98 monte carlo z34 seems to be off its track and not closing or opening all the way. how can i fix this


Manual Solution for 1998 Monte Carlo z34:

Pull down interior design near button, it's all velcro underneath. The motor is silver and on the bottom of it, there is a white colored knob, that has a slot for a screwdriver. I believe to close it is counterclockwise. For this you will need VERY small screwdriver, and requires much force with a small one.

I poked a hole through the interior, and used a longer screwdriver. More torque and less pain on hands. Poking a hole sounds weird, but to be honest, it won't be noticed much.

Sep 25, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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My sunroof has opened and now it won't close. Any clues?


You will have to remove the sunroof motor, and the sunroof glass. Then you can move the guide tracks seperately until they are in the closed position. Then you can put the glass and motor back in, remove the power source (fuse or disconnect wire harness) to prevent any accidental opening until you can get it fixed. Chances are that a guide track or cable is broken, this can be a costly fix. Do not take it to the dealership, they will only want to install a whole sunroof unit. Take it to a local shop that installs aftermarket sunroofs

Sep 08, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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