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sunroof cable woes- and repair


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here is the problem

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New cable that is just too short and it popped off and I popped- I was so pissed! I repaired it. First i cut the outer spring that is wound around the cable. I removed as much as possible. As you can see in the pic there is a spot where it is brazed and you cannot remove it. It was just enough.

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Then I reamed the crimed part open by hammering a piece of steel down into it to spread the dimples enough to get it back onto the cable. Then crimped the hell out of it. Finally i filed it a little so that it would fit back into the track and slide easily.

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Now it all works like a dream! Just hope that the other side will hold up.

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT FIXED IT DIFFERENTLY .

I HAD A NEW CABLE FAIL WITHIN A WEEK - SAME THING .

I FIXED IT WITH JB WELD . CALL ME CRAZY BUT IT IS STILL WORKING .

I COATED THE CABLE END WITH GLUE AND STUCK IT BACK

IN THE HOLE . THEN I FORMED A LUMP OF GLUE ON THE

END OF THE CABLE THAT STICKS THROUGH .

I HAD TO FILE IT A LITTLE TO GET IT RUNNING THROUGH THE TRACK .

NEXT THING YOU KNOW THE OTHER SIDE BREAKS !

I HAVE A NEW CABLE FOR THE RIGHT SIDE AND I PLAN TO

FIX IT BEFORE IT GOES IN THE CAR .

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out in the field by whatever means available, not just following the tech manual. I.e. what we '02 owners do every time we have a breakdown on a trip and don't have the "proper" parts or to fix according to what the shop manual says to do... Similar to "jury rigging"

Word trivia for today.

Mike

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I was on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower, CVN-69 for 4 years, (1980-1984) our division officer used to use that word pretty often.

Tim

'74 2002

'69 2000

'89 Corolla

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