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Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring: . My brother's PT cruiser, 2001,

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Hi. My brother's PT cruiser, 2001, sunroof is jammed open in the "vent" position. I think the motor is fine...I can hear it operating. But there are two rods that have detached.
When I compare it with a (2005)
PT Cruiser, I see those rods are attached with a hex nut and assembliy. I don't see those nuts or assemblies on his at all.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
If you hear the motor running but the glass doesn't move at all and you're seeing something that looks like loose rods then you may have broken guides and what you're seeing loose are the cables. The cables go from the motor to the guides to move them fore and aft.
Are you able to upload a picture of what you're seeing?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the two rods look like they need to attach here, but both are disattached.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Is the glass removed?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. glass is there. the sunroof is stuck in vent, so it's open in back but closed in front.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Go ahead and remove the glass panel if it's something you're wanting to diagnose and repair yourself. You shodul see that the rods were mounted to the guides. The guides may be broken and have allowed the rods to come out.