Manual sunroofs can have problems too. Just like their electrically operated counterparts, most often they will fail due to lack of lubrication. The number one failure point is a broken T handle. Number two is failure of the roof to close properly due to damaged felt feet and plastic slides.
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In this video manual Kent will show you how to properly remove the sunroof panel, how to clean and lubricate all the key moving compents, what type of grease to use, some warnings and cautions, how to deal with rust, and then demonstrate how to put it all back together again! In this 300TD sample you will be amazed at what he discovers and the huge difference in operation.
NOTE: This video is filmed using a W123 300TD wagon. The manual roofs were the same on W123 sedans that came so equipped. The procedures for removing manual sunroof from other older chassis are very simiar but there may be slight differences in how the handle mechanism works and / or the types of slides used. In all cases the sunroof does come out and go back in using the same procedures. One of the many things Kent likes about working on Mercedes Benz.
This video does not cover the following: No instructions for power operated sunroofs are included here. Please see Kent's other videos and manuals if you have an electrically operated roof. How to repair plugged sunroof drains is NOT covered in this video. Please see other videos on chasing interior water leaks. Repairing a faulty air dam deflector is not covered. See companion video listed in related products.
Total Run Time: 27:30
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