[urq] Sunroof not sealing

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Wed May 3 17:17:23 EDT 2006

What do you think about graphite powder on the cable/spring - should allow 
easier sliding yet not be wet and attract dirt....


> further that comes to mind I'll post that up ...
> Personally, I'd refrain from lubricating the drive cables in any way ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
>> Recently my sunroof seems to not be sealing well - more wind noise on
> the
>> highway.  The felt seal is in good shape - its only a few years old.
>> So I've popped the sunroof off - first time ever since owning the car
> (8 yrs
>> now) and last night spent some time trying to just clean off any
> tracks and
>> pivot points in the pop-up mechanism.  I also took off the cable drive
> and
>> cleaned it off.
>> Coinciding with the wind noise - the crank feels different - as in it
> would
>> get to its end detente but the roof could still be pushed down
> slightly from
>> outside/above.  I think the cable drive had skipped on the cable and
> was not
>> pulling the roof down completely as all the parts seem to be fine.
> And the
>> height adjustment screws for the back of the sunroof were maxed out to
> bring
>> the roof down.  Any pointers on any not so obvious places to clean,
> things to
>> avoid, etc?  Any recommendation on lube?  And is there a [easy] way to
> reduce
>> friction of the cable through the guide?
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