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Subaru legacy sunroof wont open but motor turns

Cant open sunroof but motor turns

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Same problem mine will only work when it is warm out because of the gasket. When there is the slightest difference in colder temperatures I need to press on the top of the sun roof while hitting the button to have it slide. Using the gasket cleaner may be a good idea. I haven't tried that yet though so don't take my word

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

I had a similar problem when I bought my used 99 Legacy. The dealer was going to replace the sun roof, but never followed through. Mine would open every now & then. Once when I got it opened, I cleaned the rubber gaskets with silicon lubricant. Since then the roof has always opened for me. That was 3 years ago, and it is still works every time!

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

Junkyard for around $250, +/-. Easy job, but need time, room and patience as entire headliner has to come out to access and replace.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

I had the same issue caused by a broken cable. Subaru does not sell just the cable, you need to purchase the entire assembly. The total bill was $1100, parts and labor.

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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