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98 Chrysler Cirrus Electric Sunroof. does not full close. Nothing impeding, no debree or anything. No motor teeth missing sounds either. I can only open using vent button. The I can open compeletly with the open button. When I close it it gets to 95% and stops. And will not close any more. I have reset the cars computer. I have removed the button module to try to "reset" and still nothing.

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  • mgarcia0720 May 12, 2010

    part of this procedure is to get it to a fully closed state - this is precisely what I cannot do!
    Also removal and replacement seems like overkill - it opens fine, there is no issues with it other than the fact that it will not fully close.

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Hi! This is easy. Please try to grease up the gearings and sides. A penetrating oil can be helpful. It may just need some lubrication to smoothen it out. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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For Chrysler Cirrus 1995-1998 check this procedure to repair...



Power Sunroof - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Motor
WARNING Do NOT cycle the new motor before installation. Replacement motors are shipped in the closed position. The sunroof vent position is programmed into the motor and is dependent on the closed position of the motor. If the drive motor and sunroof mechanism are not both in the closed position, the sunroof vent height will not be correct.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Move the sunroof panel to the fully closed position.
  3. Remove the A-pillar trim, sun visors and map lamps.
  4. Detach the control switch wiring harness.
  5. Remove the headliner until the sunroof motor is accessible.
  6. If the motor is to be reused, cycle the sunroof to the full forward position.
  7. Detach the wiring harness connector from the motor.
  8. Remove the screws attaching the motor-to-sunroof module bracket.
  9. Separate the motor from the bracket.
To install:
  1. With the help of an assistant, hold the sunroof glass panel in the closed position and engage the motor into the sunroof drive cables.
  2. Install the screws holding the motor to the bracket.
  3. Connect the wiring harness to the motor.
  4. Install the headliner.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Check for proper sunroof operation.

Glass Panel
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Place the sunroof sunshade in the fully open position.
  3. Remove the 6 glass mounting screws.
  4. Push the glass panel upward from the underside, until the glass panel clears the roof panel.
  5. Lift the glass panel from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Position the glass panel in the opening in the roof.
  2. Install, but do not tighten, the glass attaching screws.
  3. With the help of an assistant, hold the glass panel in place, then tighten the 6 mounting screws.
  4. Check the sunroof to make sure it is the proper height, as outlined in the following procedure.
GLASS HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTFlushness
  1. Place the sun shade in the fully open position.
  2. To adjust the front of the glass, perform the following:
    1. Loosen the front and middle glass attachment screws.
    2. Adjust the front of the sunroof glass panel so that the corners are flush to 1.0mm below the top surface of the roof panel.
    3. Tighten all of the glass attachment screws.
  3. To adjust the rear of the glass, perform the following:
    1. Loosen the rear and middle glass attachment screws.
    2. Adjust the rear of the sunroof glass panel so that the corners are flush to within 1.0mm of the top surface of the roof panel.
    3. Tighten all of the glass attachment screws.

Vent Height
  1. Cycle the sunroof module to the vent position using the drive motor.
  2. Check the glass tilt-in height using an appropriate measuring tool.
  3. If the vent height is greater than 35mm, use the switch to slowly set to the proper height.
  4. After setting the correct height, remove the drive motor.
  5. With the motor removed, use the switch to set the tilt by operating the gear to the fully closed position.
  6. Using the tilt switch only, operate the motor until it comes to a full stop at the tilt position.
  7. Install the drive motor and verify correct operation.

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