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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Subaru
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Experience:  Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician/JA Mentor
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Subaru Forester S: . I have a 2001 Forester S with a sunroof

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Hi. I have a 2001 Forester S with a sunroof problem. The rear of the glass will drop down when the switch is pushed, but it will not retract into the roof. I'm hoping that there is just debris in the track...can you provide a few troubleshooting pointers?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Subaru
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To clarify, the switch will allow the rear of the glass to move up and down (motor operates), but the glass will not retract into the roof.
Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI, Ok, first check rails for any obstruction preventing the roof from retracting into the roof and clear as needed.Next, check that the roof is lining up correctly and not hitting on the roof preventing it from sliding into the roof. If it is, then do the adjustment procedure I have attached. If ok, then the sunroof will need to come out to check the cables and sliders for problems and repair as needed
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There are no obstructions that I can see, but I can't see very much with the glass in and the sunroof not retracting. I think I'll need to remove the glass so I can see more of the mechanism and track. Any tips here?
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Expert:  Eric replied 1 year ago.
HI,Sorry, internet went down. I have attached directions for you