electric sunroof not sealing.

Asked by Feb 24, 2007 at 11:43 PM about the 1988 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had not opened the sunroof in 3 years.  I opened it and as it slid backwards it made a loud banging/snapping noise.  The sunroof opened completely.  When I attempted to close it, it traveled normally to the 3/4 close position and stopped as it should but then moved very slowly the remainder of the way to the close position.  In the close position, the rear edge of the sunroof would not raise up to meet and create a seal with the main roof.  Any recommendations?   

3 Answers

16,955

Hello, It sounds as though the seal may have disintegrated during the time of no use. I would start by replacing the seal. Even before doing that, you may want to open the roof back up and make sure that the seal is clean. Best of luck! CarGrrl

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
825

It may also have gotten stuck to the seal after all that time and pulled it loose when you opened it. The window then ran into the loose part on the way back (that is why it moved slowly at the last)and it is not letting it close properly. If you can open it and kind of poke your head up there and watch you should be able see what is loose while it moves...don't crush your head.

Hello jebster, I came across your question regarding your Camry sunroof problem from 9 years ago. After all this time I'm hopeful I can make contact with you. I own a 1993 Camry and four days ago I encountered the EXACT problem you experienced with your Camry 9 years ago. Just like it happened to you starting with the loud sound as if something broke. Jebster what did you do to fix your sunroof problem?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 95,547 nationwide Camry listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 11,070
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
966 Great Deals out of 74,583 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Corolla
944 Great Deals out of 66,852 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Civic
816 Great Deals out of 69,482 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Sonata
686 Great Deals out of 48,868 listings starting at $700
Used Nissan Maxima
381 Great Deals out of 24,400 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota 4Runner
373 Great Deals out of 20,713 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,584 listings starting at $17,963
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,856 listings starting at $13,287
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 1,444 listings starting at $10,442
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
86 Great Deals out of 1,908 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 753 listings starting at $8,950