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Fix for a slow operating sunroof?

Posted by Earendil 
January 08, 2011 10:19PM
My sunroof is a hand crank(like a party in my car everytime I open her up!). But my dad's new 1991 ix has a motor. The seller claimed it was broken, but had a working used motor to install. No problem I thought. However, today I tried to operate it for the fun of it, and low and behold it worked! However it works rather slow, and sometimes needs help. I'm wondering, is this really the motor? I've never know electric motors to suffer from a lack of power. Is it resistance in the track or the wiring? I'm lost smiling smiley

1989 - E30 - M20 - Manual. Approximately 270,000 miles
2000 - E46 - M52TUB28 - Manual. Approximately 110,000 miles

January 08, 2011 11:24PM
Probably more related to dirt on the tracks. Cleaning and lube of the whole mechanism will probably do wonders.

Bob in Everett
October 17, 2011 06:51PM
I had the same problem, check you ground wire on the hood, make up the ground connected to the hood.
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