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Sun roof on '03 Olds Alero will open completly but

The sun roof on '03 Olds Alero will usually open completly but will not shut completely. When the car has been in the hot sun for several hours, the roof will usually shut. What could it be? If it is the motor I don't think the hot roof would make a difference.

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Could be something sticking although it is odd that it shuts when cold but sticks when Hot. Normally when something heats up like that it shuts down not the other way around. Check for some miss placed glue or something that might loosen up when heated but get sticky when cold.

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Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
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  • Roof opening panel frame
  • Roof opening panel drain hoses
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  • Circuitry
  • Accessory delay relay
  • Roof opening panel switch


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  • Circuitry.
  • Roof opening panel switch.
  • Roof opening panel motor assembly.
  • Roof opening panel lifter assemblies.


  • The roof opening panel does not open or close — one direction only
  • Circuitry.
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