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Sunroof stuck open

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Captain Tenneal, Jan 13, 2021 at 4:11 PM.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 4:11 PM
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    Captain Tenneal

    Captain Tenneal [OP] New Member

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    It was a beautiful day today so I had the sunroof open (sliding). But when I got home it was stuck open.

    What it would do is try to go forward but it wouldn't. I could see a slight flex in the panel when it did that. So I lifted the panel and it went a little further then back to full open. After fiddling with it a few times I ended up having to put upward pressure on the panel about 2/3rds of the way closed before it would close.

    It also seems if I try to slide it open again it would not stop and go full open. Then it would not close again.

    Any thoughts on a remedy?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    frichco228

    frichco228 Valued Member

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    Sunroofs can be tricky. Ive had a few that were problematic. First, there are parts and sliders in there that need lube. Many times a good lube would fix issues, it is something no one really ever thinks about lubing and maintaining. I would guess with the age of your truck those sliders are dry and maybe the lube that was in there once is gummy and hard.

    Next, look for any little bits of trim or plastic that could have worn and may be hanging up the sliding. Replace or trim any that looks suspect.

    Those two things have worked for me in the past across different vehicles that had sunroofs.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:53 PM
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    Rusty Shacklefurt

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    So for something like the power rear window and lube, is wd40 sufficient?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:02 PM
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    des2mtn

    des2mtn Touring the gas stations of CA/AZ via dirt trails

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    Sil-glyde or silicone spray on your rear power window. WD-40 isn't a good use here.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:02 PM
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    Rusty Shacklefurt

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    Got it. Thank you!
     
  6. Jan 15, 2021 at 4:32 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    I’d start with a general cleaning of all things up in there and then investigate. Lots of debris likes getting trapped. A small flexible wire brush with plastic bristles works well. Make sure to report back with pictures Capt’n. You seem to be a stealth guy.
     

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