1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Freelander sticky sunroof

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by ScottishStew, Oct 26, 2009.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. ScottishStew

    ScottishStew New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Posts:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Alright, my gaylander leccy sunroof hasn't worked since I bought it. This doesn't bother me in the slightest as I run the back window down if needed.

    My one problem is, there seems to be a gap now between the sunroof seal and the roof. Any idea if I can force it closed manually? :confused:

    I'd try and burn the car but I fear the water ingress that may have occured could prevent this from happening! :p

    Any help would be gratefully received!
     
  2. willo

    willo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Posts:
    2,102
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Belgium
    Had the same problem and fixed it in 3 steps:

    1. Forced it manually in closed position by wiggling the glass plate.

    2. Removed fuse of the sunroof to avoid accidental opening again.

    3. Put the siliconegun at work and filled the outside groove around the glass plate, so now it's closed solidly AND (hopefully) waterproof as well.L:D:D:D
     
  3. ScottishStew

    ScottishStew New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Posts:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Hmmmm so wiggling it will work!

    Escellent. I'll get to work. Thanks!
     
  4. freelander22

    freelander22 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Posts:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you remove the interior light and fitting thier is an allen key slot in the motor housing to manually operate the sun roof.probabley wont work though,as one or both of the tracks will haveworn out,common fault,but an easy repair.
     
  5. ScottishStew

    ScottishStew New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Posts:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Ok, I'll have a look. It will be worn rails as the motor / switch appears to work fine. I had the light out etc looking if there was anything obvious before.

    Thanks folks!
     
  6. HeadlinerExpress

    HeadlinerExpress New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Central Florida, USA
    I have rebuilt these sunroof Rails before, if i can help in any way just ask. Bill
     
  7. Skynet

    Skynet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Posts:
    1,197
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Melksham, Wiltshire
    Hey Bill, do you fancy writing up a 'How To....' anyway for anyone else who fancies having a go rebuilding them?
     
  8. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Posts:
    5,987
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Garden of England
    as luck would have it, this months LRO dropped through the letterbox yesterday, in the back workshop pages are the detailed instructions for repairing your freelander sunroof.
     
  9. ianda12

    ianda12 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Posts:
    837
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Gravesend, Kent
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >