Sunroof Tilt Trouble

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Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
 

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Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
from what I know the plastic gear tracks break and cause a variety of problems, you might try sticking a flashlight and a mirror up in there and see whats up if it's possible to see anything. the surrounding trim piece usually just has clips and comes off
 
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from what I know the plastic gear tracks break and cause a variety of problems, you might try sticking a flashlight and a mirror up in there and see whats up if it's possible to see anything. the surrounding trim piece usually just has clips and comes off
what clips are you talking about exactly, for the headliner? And I guess I only need to look at the plastic for the tilt, because it slides back and forth just fine.
 

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what clips are you talking about exactly, for the headliner? And I guess I only need to look at the plastic for the tilt, because it slides back and forth just fine.
On my sunroof on my 2012, there's a plastic trim piece that goes around the outside edge of the sunroof/headliner it just clips on and is rectangular shape
 

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Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
Remove the sunroof glass and inspect the tracks. To remove the glass remove the four torx 25 bolts and the glass pops out. Before loosing up the bolts mark the bolt location with a sharpie this will help you line up the glass when reinstalling.
 

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Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
Hi, this has been a problem with my Tahoe for a while. The tilt on the sunroof does not work 99.9% of the time. It goes to close all the way and then gets stuck when it goes to tilt up to close. Eventually I can get it to close but it makes a pretty bad snapping sound, like something is bent. It started last summer and I pulled the fuse. Put it back in this week and it worked with the snapping noise for about 5 days before it started not tilting anymore(managed to get it closed again) Any advice?
Any luck this far?!??
 

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