Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 18:11:16 GMT
From: slycheesenospampam#flashmail.com (Mark)
Subject: Re: Power Sunroof - Big Trouble


Thanks Tom. The side plate had indeed come off. It's all back together now and I think it's going to be okay. Thanks for the advice! mark On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 06:44:34 +0000 (UTC), "Tomnospamtech" <saabtechnospamnnect.com> wrote: > >"Mark" <slycheesenospampam#flashmail.com> wrote in message >news:4111c1f5.430043562nospamews.comcast.net... >> Hi all, >> >> I think I have a very serious sunroof problem: >> >> I have a 1991 900S with a power sunroof. Today the roof got stuck >> about an inch open. The motor seems to be working but the roof doesn't >> move at all. The motor seems to be intact so I guess this means that >> the cable(s) are broken (also, I've tied manually cranking the motor >> but it doesn't work any better)? That would be an awful repair, so >> I'm hoping someone has another suggestion on what it could be. >> >> Two specific questions: >> >> 1) Why are there two cables running to the roof? I would guess that >> each pulls on one side of the sunroof. But if this were the case it >> would be unlikely for both to fail at the same time and I would think >> that the roof would move (especially if it was also being manually >> pushed on) if one was still intact. >> >> 2) My Bently manual gives instructions for removing the sunroof that >> start with 1. open sunroof and remove front screws. My roof is mostly >> closed and won't budge, so this is a serious issue. There must be >> some way to resolve this, though. >> >> 3) Any ideas are all that will at least get the damn roof shut all the >> way. >> >> Thanks a lot. >> >> Desparatelty, >> mark >First check that the plate on the side of the motor that covers the drive >gear to the cables has not become loose, [common fault], Thus allowing >disengagement from the drive cables. It is also possible that the drive gear >has stripped its teeth. >In the meantime you can close the roof by undoing said plate and removing >the cables from the motor and close the roof by pushing and pulling on the >cables. HTH, Tom. > >

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