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Sunroof on my 2001 subaru forrester would close flush on the driver side rear section. I suspect it is a spacer in the track that keeps it from clasing all the way. I have taken the headliner off and I think the next step is to remove the entire unit from the car.

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SOURCE: For 2001 Forrester Subaru - Front Windshield Washer fuse

If it makes noise, it's not the fuse. Most likely the discharge nozzles are stopped up. Try blowing compressed air into them from the outside.

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Ever since I had mine, and when the previous owner did, had the same problem, except that this one hangs up. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I thought it was a faulty mechanism as we fiddled with it and then it worked until the next time. Same thing. . It also could be a faulty electrical system. I needed a new alternator, since that resupplies the energy and if it's low then some things might not work so well. During rainy season I don't use it. I'm always afraid it will get stuck open and I end up with an unwanted shower.

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To check the condition of your original sunroof guides:
  1. Gl*** in closed position.
  2. Locate & remove 3 torx bolts on each side of sunroof glass. Lift glass out of sunroof opening & set aside in a safe place.
  3. Locate "J" shaped cover plate at front of sunroof track assembly. Remove 2 torx bolts from each cover plate.
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  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.
Troubleshooting:
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:
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  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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  3. Try to slide the inoperable lift arm forward. If it moves, slide it forward until it stops.
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