BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Jan 2005
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RE: Sunroof quit after removal of syn-con top
Does it jam shut quietly or make grinding/banging sound?
The motor is in the back behind the spare wheel,and is the same as a window regulator motor.There is a clip bracket on the motor which should have a little bolt like device that fits the wheel brace,you slip this chrome plate device into a hole in the roof motor and wind the roof closed.
If the roof jammed quietly you may have peices of your vynyl roof caught in the tracks,open the roof slightly and shine a torch back into the roof space along the tracks and see if you can detect any foreign stuff in there.
If it makes a noise ,the cable needs to be changed.114,109's etc have the same cable so it's not expensive, just a real pain to change.
If you think the cable is OK,the gears in the motor may have stripped,you can source another motor from any merc
wreck of the same era ,they are the same as the window motors.The gears however can be difficult to source,although you can buy them new.