User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-01-2022, 08:35 PM #1
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
Moonroof - removal instructions

My 2006 4Runner moonroof is jammed.

Motor works, but get loud gear skipping noise when try to open or close.

I loosened the headliner and can get to inside bolts of the moonroof.

I want to remove the whole moonroof assy and see if I can lube tracks outside of vehicle if I find a track jamming.

Need procedure to remove the whole moonroof assy from vehicle.

Would like to carefully spray the tracks with lithium grease outside of vehicle.

Passenger side is free - driver side seems jammed.

Ideas?

John
Bellevue, WA
harojs is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-01-2022, 08:58 PM #2
eleven14 eleven14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: KC
Posts: 385
eleven14 has a spectacular aura about eleven14 has a spectacular aura about
eleven14 eleven14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: KC
Posts: 385
eleven14 has a spectacular aura about eleven14 has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by harojs View Post
My 2006 4Runner moonroof is jammed.

Motor works, but get loud gear skipping noise when try to open or close.

I loosened the headliner and can get to inside bolts of the moonroof.

I want to remove the whole moonroof assy and see if I can lube tracks outside of vehicle if I find a track jamming.

Need procedure to remove the whole moonroof assy from vehicle.

Would like to carefully spray the tracks with lithium grease outside of vehicle.

Passenger side is free - driver side seems jammed.

Ideas?

John
Bellevue, WA
Did you drop the headliner? I have a jammed sunroof (in closed position) and my research led me to believe the whole headliner needed to be removed before moonroof r/r was possible?

Happy to dig up links I've saved as well if helpful.
eleven14 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-01-2022, 09:11 PM #3
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
Yeah, I had to loosen the entire headliner so I could just get some free play around the moonroof assy.

I didn't have remove the headliner, just make it loose. Still, had to unclip all the trim panels.

A PITA, yes, but not too bad.
harojs is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-01-2022, 09:13 PM #4
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
harojs harojs is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 26
harojs is on a distinguished road
I am thinking I can lube some things if I could get the glass to fully retract.

Any ideas on how to do that?

Do you think my cables are stuck?, or part of the track is stuck?

I live in PNW, so things are not much rusted.

Last edited by harojs; 09-01-2022 at 09:30 PM. Reason: typo
harojs is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-02-2022, 01:40 PM #5
eleven14 eleven14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: KC
Posts: 385
eleven14 has a spectacular aura about eleven14 has a spectacular aura about
eleven14 eleven14 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: KC
Posts: 385
eleven14 has a spectacular aura about eleven14 has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by harojs View Post
I am thinking I can lube some things if I could get the glass to fully retract.

Any ideas on how to do that?

Do you think my cables are stuck?, or part of the track is stuck?

I live in PNW, so things are not much rusted.
Very common that the cables seize inside the channels they run through. In my case, after removing the motor, I could slide the glass all the way open with my hands. Yet, when reassembled, it would make that clicking sound when sliding to "full open" (which I think is the final adjustment that raises the wind deflector).

Are you able to fully open the moonroof by hand with the motor out? This post has a ton of useful reference.

Last edited by eleven14; 09-03-2022 at 10:23 AM.
eleven14 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
assy , moonroof , remove , tracks , vehicle

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Liftgate / Tailegate Removal Instructions (Whole Assembly) Flash Runner 4th Gen T4Rs 13 05-14-2020 12:28 AM
Back Window Panel Removal Instructions Franky_Dabbs 3rd gen T4Rs 3 04-16-2015 10:57 AM
4th Gen stereo removal/install instructions Djrashonal Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 3 01-16-2013 03:20 AM
instructions for 2d gen gauge cluster removal bills86e Classic T4Rs 4 12-22-2012 05:31 PM
EGR Valve removal instructions for 95 4runner, can anyone help? itsgt Maintenance/Detailing 0 12-02-2004 12:04 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020