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Many posts/questions are bouncing around the issue I'm having with my 99Rav4 sunroof. Mine will slide open and close but will not tilt open. It makes a clicking noise like it's trying to engage so to speak. When walking up to the car, you can clearly see the back corner (passenger) side is not sealed, it dips down. I want to try and open it but fear it will get stuck open and where I live...You cant do that! Any imput on what to do would be appreciated.

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