When a sunroofroof gets stuck open, that’s not good. A local used car dealer had just that issue with a 2010 Ford F-150 Lariat. The dealer was selling the loaded F-150 with leather, Sony premium sound, heated and cooled seats, and sunroof. However, there was just one problem. When the F-150 sunroof opened, it made a grinding noise and would not close.
F-150 Sunroof gets an MECP Repair
So, the dealership dropped off the F-150 truck for us to diagnose and repair the sunroof. MECP-certified technician Art Dougan removed the interior roof headliner assembly to get access to the sunroof track. Art inspected the vehicle and diagnosed the issue . In doing so, Art found faulty sunroof trough guides, cam brackets and lifter arms.
Ford does not sell replacement parts for the sunroof track. But, they do sell an entire replacement assembly at a cost of over $1,000 just for the assembly. We wanted to help our client save money and time. So, Operations director Mike Macaluso was able to locate and order the sunroof replacement parts necessary for repairing the F-150 sunroof roof track assembly. Because of that, the specific parts came in and we repaired the faulty sunroof. We returned the truck to the dealer within a week, and the truck was back in inventory and ready to be sold.
In the end, parts and labor ended up costing half of what it would have been to order the sunroof assembly from Ford.
If your vehicle has a sunroof or moonroof problem, contact the automotive problem-solvers at ENORMIS Mobile Specialties in northwest Pennsylvania.
Trivia: How is a moonroof different from a sunroof? Moonroofs are typically made out of glass. Sunroofs are typically made out of metal. The majority of vehicles today have what’s called a moonroof. We know, this F-150 has a “moonroof” but who says that?
This post was provided by Doug Reichert. Call him! Doug has been in the automotive service business since 2001. In his free time, Doug likes working outside in his yard and enjoys exercising. Doug is active in his community by volunteering at his church and for several nonprofits.