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Old 01-24-2003, 11:15 PM
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Sunroof Clutch Adjustment

I posted this in Tech Help a while back, and posting it here in Diesel Discussion because someone here might know the answer:

I did a search but I can't find what I am looking for. So how do I know when I have the clutch too tight, because I am worried about burning up the motor. So far when I have tried to adjust clutch, it will slip slightly sometimes, but the nut feels tight when I check it. I also have made sure that the track is greased with white lithium grease for now, and Slide Paste later when I can get to a dealer.
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Old 01-25-2003, 05:54 AM
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Let me guess - the sunroof clutch is designed to prevent the motor from pulling too hard on the cable when it either closes or opens all the way.

Therefore, when the cable snaps or the motor burns out... then the clutch is too tight.

If it was me, I'd treat it like a 2-man operation....... have an assistant work the sunroof, keeping the electric switch pressed beyond closing and opening the roof - while you climb into the trunk with a flashlight, close the trunk lid and study how the motor behaves.

The purpose of locking yourself in the trunk is so that you will have utter silence for studying the pitch of the electric motor.
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Old 01-25-2003, 12:10 PM
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I tried another search, and found a way to check it with torque wrench. It looks like I am going to have to buy another torque wrench to be able to do this.
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