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97 legacy sunroof problem

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#1 Kevco


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Posted 22 October 2003 - 08:16 PM

hi guys, my sunroof in my legacy will tilt up but when it comes to fully opening it, it won't slide in. The motor tries to but it won't budge. Anyone else had a problem with this? Would a good lubing cure it? thnx.

#2 gbhrps


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Posted 23 October 2003 - 06:46 PM

With the sunroof tilted up, you might be able to grease (white lithium) the various slides and levers that you can see on each side of the roof channel, and by cycling the roof several times, it just might be enough to get it to budge. Get the spray bomb of white lithium grease with the thin plastic tube that sticks into the push button. That way you can put the lube in places you can't reach, but you can see. Be careful to put some cardboard between your headliner and the glass roof before you spray, to keep from staining the headliner or shooting grease over your interior if you miss! If this doesn't work, your problem may be in the sunroof computer (needs replacing=expensive), the motor drive gears or linkage for same, or in the cable from the motor to the sunroof slides. The only way to get to these devils is to pull down the headliner and look while you cycle the sunroof to slide. This is not for the faint of heart, but not beyond someone adventurous and with patience. If you find your glitch, and can fix it yourself, great. If not, you'll have to weigh either living with the problem in a 7 year old car, or possibly investing some real money into getting a Subaru technician to fix it. It could be very expensive or relatively cheap, depending on what they find. Good Luck!

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