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Old 09-16-2003, 04:56 PM
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Talking sun/moonroof not closing completely level

My glass sun/moonroof closes properly now after the heavy greasing done this time last year due to it moving very slowly and not able to flick open at the rear. Now its ok, but the panel closes not very level and needs a few more millimeters upwards in the rear edge. Occassionally I reset it by opening and closing it in very small movements, but this is not reset permanently. The next time I close it, it will get back to the slight slant. Just hope that rain water does not get into the "gap" if indeed there is one there. So far, there has been no leaks at all.....touch wood! How can I DIY the adjustment without going to the indie or opening up a can of worms???
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:55 PM
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Can't really help you with the roof adjustment, but at least I can say that you don't have to worry too much about getting water in the car with the roof slightly ajar. The sunroof drains overlap the outer margin of the roof, and channel any water coming through out of the car. From what I understand, even when flush, the roof gasket does not always form a totally watertight seal, and will seep small amounts of water regardless.

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Old 09-17-2003, 04:50 AM
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Unhappy sunroof not closing to true level

Anthonyb, What I am more worried about is that small amount of water which manages to seep into the space and is not enough to wash down whatever drainage gutter there is and this will form a damp spot somewhere inside the roof to promote rusting. I had this Honda Quintet overseas(very small Asian country surrounded by salt water) which started to rust after 12 months from new and the dealer and everybody else didn't want to have anything to do with it. I just was too young and poor to proceed to the courts there. The whole sunroof started rusting and even the doors and the front headlight surrounds. They completely ignored me since they already made their profit! I regret not taking them to court or burning down their whole showroom, but then they would say thank you for giving them a new one for free from the insurance company. The Honda soleagent there really sucks. Thats how they became multimillionaires! :p Hondas are made from recycled tincans, baby milk tincans and rusted old steel dustbins.
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Old 09-17-2003, 10:43 AM
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What model?

What year and model of car do you have?
1989 420 SEL
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