I seem to remember some discussions about moonroofs, but wondering what you all do for general preventative maintenance to keep them running smooth.
I have always had good luck with the ones in my cars, but hardly use them either. Typically they stay closed so I don't get a lot of crap in them. Yesterday mine made a horrible snapping sound (well, two or three of them) but opened all the way. Then closed all the way (with another couple of snapping sounds). Tilting up and down worked normally.
Opened it up all the way today to check the rails and for anything obviously wrong, and found the grease pretty tacky and almost non-existent. Maybe that's normal, but didn't fell right to me. But the four small black plastic stubby thingies laying in the tracks definitely didn't look good and now the roof opens way past the normal level and won't close all the way without help.
Got it closed, but the driver's rear corner no longer comes all the way back up to level with the roof.
Any of this sound familiar to anyone? I can post pics of the busted pieces, but figured someone's run across this before. Some say it's pretty easy to service a roof, but they look about as non-serviceable as a part can get to me.
Thanks for reading. Hopefully you can offer some advice too.