The Sunroof May Become Stuck Closed or Have Difficulty Moving on Mitsubishi Eclipse

The sunroof may become stuck in the closed position or require "help" moving forward and backward. The common repair is to replace the guides but often the problem will resurface again.

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Average mileage: 105,141 (45,000–158,000)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2007
41 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
Power sunroof has to be pushed up before it will open electronically.
Power sunroof has to be pushed up (helped) before it will open. When opening, it stutters, but does open from this point on.
Difficult to open and/or close the sunroof without manually "helping " it (by pulling it along its guides.)When open button is pressed, the window will lift as if it is going to work- but will not open further.I have checked the fuse that operates the window.I will be checking the motor that operates the window next . Amber Seale-Crawford 2993 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Have to push it to get it to open.
sunroof goes up a little and stops
I have not gotten it fixed yet as it just sticks a bit. If I push up on it while pushing the button to open, it works.
Sunroof won't open without me pushing up on it.
Sunroof gets stuck while moving back and needs to be manually helped to Move.
My sunroof doesn't move when I move the button?
I have sort of the same problem. My sunroof is stuck and is a bit open and won't even close, I press the button for it to close or open and doesn't even budge or even make a noise showing that it's at least trying to open or close. Need help!
Sun roof wont needs to be pushed up to open most of the time. and it takes bout 3-4 tries to get it to properly close. never used to have this issue until i opened it after going through the car wash (wasnt IN car wash when opened, was after i left) pieces of plastic snapped off some of the runners.
the sun roof need help top open after the first press then open with the second to the back
The sunroof suddenly began opening only a quarter inch. Problem not fixed due to many various other issues with the car.
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