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#1 OFFLINE   gccch


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 06:21 PM

Hi all,

Our sunroof is slow to close and sometimes it has stopped where it should not, and not been able to get itself closed. While under warranty we had it to the dealer and they claimed they lubed it with graphite powder. I've tried doing so myself but with no improvement to the speed of movement.

Can anyone tell me the proper lubrication method?


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#2 OFFLINE   exhdo1


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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:00 AM

The Ford service manual states, PTFE Lubricant (XG-8 ESB-M1C111 and Silicone Spray Lubricant (XL-6 ESR-M13P4-A) as the recommended lubricants for the sunroof. It don't specify which lubricant is used on what part. I was having the same problem with my 2010 Edge. The roof would open fine but close slowly. Sometimes it would stop dead about 10 inches from being closed and I would have to help it by hand. I had MPT Silicone lube (grease) in my tool box. I opened the roof and noted where Ford had applied the lube initially, cleaned the old lube with a soft brush and alcohol and reapplied the new grease. The top will now close on it's own although it still seems to run a bit slower when it nears the end of the close cycle. I am thinking there are some lube points that I missed, so my intention is to remove the headlined after the summer ends and give it better inspection. Good luck with your roof.

Edited by exhdo1, 08 July 2014 - 10:00 AM.



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 06:32 AM

There are a couple of videos up on YouTube that may help you out



Edited by WWWPerfA_ZN0W, 12 July 2014 - 06:33 AM.

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:09 PM

These videos may help with the cleaning and maintenance.


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