Q:

How do I fix a stuck sunroof?

A:

Quick Answer

To fix a stuck sunroof, park your car in a garage, and take apart the sunroof assembly. Identify any parts that are broken, and repair or replace them.

Know More

Full Answer

  1. Remove the glass

    Move the sunroof to a tilted position, if possible. Use a screwdriver or drill to remove the screws that hold the glass panel in place. Gently pop the glass panel out of its frame, and set it aside in a safe spot.

  2. Inspect the sunroof mechanisms

    With the sunroof mechanisms exposed, inspect the gears that make it move. Check to see if any gears or components are broken, cracked or stripped. Clean out any debris or grease buildup that has accumulated in the gears or mechanisms.

  3. Check sunroof positions

    Have a friend turn on your car and operate the different sunroof positions. Watch as the gears move, looking for problem areas. Look out for gears that stick or a motor that makes noise but does not move the assembly.

  4. Remove and replace problem components

    Photograph the existing assembly for reference. Carefully remove any gears or motors that are causing problems. Take them to an auto parts store, and buy replacement parts. Replace the old parts, check the performance of the sunroof, and replace the glass panel.

Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Why does my car rev high while in park?

    A:

    A car will boost to a higher revolution in park if the idle is set improperly or there is a leak. This will also happen if the idle becomes stuck or the oxygen meter indicates it needs to adjust the oxygen-fuel mix.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    Why does my car idle high in park?

    A:

    Possible causes of a car idling high while in park include the car having a bad accelerator, an overheating engine, the fuel pressure regulator operating at low pressure and the alternator acting up. One symptom of the car's idling problem is the driver having to apply brakes intensely when parked.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do you fix a bent car frame?

    A:

    A person can not fix a bent car frame — the vehicle needs to be repaired at an automotive service center that has access to a frame straightening machine. When a vehicle is damaged during a collision, the frame of the car may bend, and in these cases, throws off its structural integrity and the ability to drive. Even if the frame looks fine, it may still be damaged and can only be fixed using precision tools.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do you fix a dent in a car?

    A:

    To fix an automobile dent, sand it, pack the dent with body filler, sand the dried filler, apply primer and paint, and cover the paint with sealant. This process requires sandpaper, body filler, polyresin hardener, a filler applicator and primer. You'll also need paint, sealant, gloves and a particle mask.

    Full Answer >

Explore