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Sunroof Repair

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by CHenry, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. CHenry

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    Does anyone know a shop that repairs sunroofs? Not a leak but a failure of the open/closing function from an apparent broken track piece. I cant seem to find anything local.
    I've learned that this year model of F-150 and a few previous years, had an issue with the track failure.
    I did find a you tube video on how to repair these on this year model and it looks like a simple task actually but they all look simple until you get into it too far to turn back lol. And I cant have a leaking window up above my headliner and leather seats...back combination.
    Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. CHenry

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    I got the window off looking for a broken plastic piece as per instructions on the you tube video I watched and I don't see anything broke so now I'm really scratching my head.
    I wonder if the alignment of the window got off and there is a way to adjust that?
     
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    Don't know one specifically, My best guess would be to try the body shops.
     
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    I wondered about that...I'll do some more stuff as directed on some troubleshooting web pages I read and hope for the best.
     
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    My BIL has had to do his '09 F150 twice. He said it's a biatch and not cheap. Bodyshop is probably the place to check.
     
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    If you do it wrong it's difficult from what I'm reading but it took 3 minutes to get the window out to access the slide track so that was a piece of cake.
     
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    I fixed one on a 2003 Expedition that had some sort of faulty mechanism/sensor in the back of it that sensed when the sunroof was fully open or closed that would cut off power to the motor. I just bypassed it and was careful not to open it too far or hold it down too long when it closed. I had to drop the headliner to get access to it.
     
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    Yeah either a bodyshop or a window shop that deals with cars would be my best guess. Could always go onto car-parts.com and get a new one as well. If they guarantee it works probably not a bad swap.
     
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    I know my neighbors daughters Ford had a sunroof issue. There was some procedure he had to do to get it to reprogram itself. He found it on youtbue/google. He did that and no issues since. Not sure if your truck has a process like that? As has been said you may try a glass shop.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I worked on it for 3 hours and found 2 pieces that were broken...plastic slide items and the only way to fix it is to replace the entire track assembly so I took it to a body shop I like to do business with and they told me that track was $1,100 new but they found one from a salvage dealer for $500 and they want $400 for labor and I said do it. lol
    I hate to spend the coin but I am not physically able to remove that headliner and spend a day crawling around inside that crew-cab working over my head. I cant see worth a damn so that's an issue also.
    Kinda wishin I hadn't dropped $500 an a new Tattoo last Monday now lol.
     

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