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The sunroof on my 2002 Camry, when it is closed, seems to have "sunk," i.e., it sits in a lower position than it should be. The rear edge of the sunroof, when closed, is about half an inch below the surface of the roof. It's been several years since I first noticed the "sinking" and so far there have been no water leakages, etc. However, it has lately started to sink farther, to the point that I'm worried about water getting in. Is this an easy fix? (The roof operates perfectly, BTW, I have never had trouble with it apart from this.)

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This is caused by one or two things one is the adjustment is off or the most common is the track is broken, theres a arm on the track that breaks and cant be replaced without replacing the complete sunroof track, this is costly to do and so are the parts, i would let it be unless you are getting water inside the car. hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

  • Gene Mitchell Oct 24, 2010

    Thanks for the feedback ... since the sunroof has never malfunctioned in any way, never been damaged, no strange noises, etc., doesn't it seem that a poor adjustment is more likely the problem than a broken part? I should add that the "sinking" has been gradual, not a sudden change. I'm going to have it looked at. Thanks, - G

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  4. Lift up bracket to remove.
  5. Inspect the plastic guides on each side. The sunroof cables attach to guides on front outer corner. Inspect this area closely for damage.
  6. Do not operate the sunroof with the J plates removed.
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If the sunroof guides are not broken & the glass is a uniform height along the rear edge your problem may be a stripped gear inside the motor. The motor has a manual override:
  1. Get access to the motor by removing the map light/switch console or lowering the front of the headliner.
  2. Insert a large standard screwdriver into the nylon bushing at the center of the motor hub. Push up & turn the screwdriver to manually move the sunroof glass. If the unit will fully open & close manually, you most likely only need a replacement motor.

If your sunroof is stuck in the open position follow these steps to get it closed:
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  2. Try to close the unit without the glass. Many times one side will still be operational and close correctly.
  3. Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
  4. You now need to slide the original plastic guide forward to lower the arm to the closed position. Using a standard screwdriver, push it forward. The lift arm should begin to lower.
  5. If the lift arm will still not fully lower, remove the J plate as explained above, sometimes the sunroof cable will need to be lifted up to allow the guide to fully slide forward.
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