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Sunroof/ Moonroof issues
bq93 Offline
Junior Member
#1
I recently picked up a new 87 TC and although I have owned a few of these cars this is the first I’ve had with a sunroof. Let me first say I’m already wishing it didn’t have one.


The road noise is hell, the damn thing squeaks even in the closed position, and the cover for it is plain nasty.

I did a search and reviewed all of the posts I could find, so I plan on trying the silicone lubrication spray on the old seal and then getting a new one from sunroofdoctor.com if that doesn’t help. I do still have a few issues I was hoping someone could help with.


1. Is the switch supposed to have a stop built in so that if you take it from the vent position it will stop before opening the other way; or does everyone just have to fish for just the right spot?

2. The thing sets uneven. If I get the majority of it level with the roof of the car, the passenger side rear corner is down about a ¼ of an inch. Is there a way to level this out?

3. It rattles going down the road. Are there some springs I can replace or a tension adjustment or something?

4. Finally, the cover. I do have an extra with all of the flocking removed, so what have others done to make this look presentable, and do you have to remove the headliner to remove and replace it?


Thanks for any suggestions.
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2birdsinthefalls887 Offline
Senior Member
#2
answers to questions
1. there is a set of contacts that open to stop the moonroof from the vent(up) position to closed, and from open(rearwards) to closed.
2. there are 3 adjusting screws for the moonroof hieght, open the moonroof to the vent(up) position, remove the 3 screws on the front of the moonroof Halo,slide it back, and look along the outside edge from inside the car, 3 phillips screw on each side. They are adjusted as follows-front should be flush or just below the roof panel, rear just above roof panel.
3. I don't know.
4. you can remove the sunshade when the glass panel is removed.
87 T/C,base, 5spd, bright red metalic, 136,000 miles. My pride and joy of the fleet.
88 Turbo Coupe,loaded 104,000,
88 Turbo Coupe,Fully loaded,
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firstsvo Offline
Senior Member
#3
I had issues with my '88. One thing about the sunroof doc, the seal is a little bit thicker than the original. Good and bad... Good is that the car is quiet as can be. Before I changed the seal, I couldn't use the cellphone while going down the road. I couldn't hear them and they couldn't hear me. Bad thing about being a little thicker, is that I have to push up on the glass to get it to vent position. Very tight. Been in for a few months now and has yet to "wear in" as they said it should. Also, the tubes were blocked where the rain drains out of the roof area. That's how all this started, water was getting into the car. Had the headliner taken out to blow out the tubes (in pieces) so I redid the whole interior. Headliner, visors, dash cap, roof control housing, whatever was there. While I'm at it, I have him put a new seal around the glass. Sooo, it ends up, according to the guy at sunroof doc when I question him as to having to push up on the glass, Thier seal is made to not let water into the roof area at all, where Fords is and then it drains. Wish I knew that before destroying the headliner to clear hoses that are no longer needed. Hope this helps.
White '88 auto mostly stock, Black '88 5 speed nowhere near stock
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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#4
The new seal will eliminate the road noise as well as keep the water out. As far as the sliding sunscreen, I removed all the flocking on mine & just painted it gray to match the trim that holds the headliner to the moonroof. As far as the rattleing, I bought some felt that I have to glue to the sliding sunscreen. I think that should take care of the rattleing.

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firstsvo Offline
Senior Member
#5
Oh yeah. I had the sliding sunscreen covered in the same material as the headliner. I was never crazy about the way the original looked.
White '88 auto mostly stock, Black '88 5 speed nowhere near stock
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bq93 Offline
Junior Member
#6
Thanks guys. I'll give these options a look.
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#7
You mean thats how its supposed to look!?!?!? Holy CRAP! I just thought the water damage did that!

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Ryan Harris

1988 TC, 5 speed, all options including sunroof Smile

1987 3.8L V6, C4, 160K miles, no options (winter car, when it works)

RIP 1987 TC, "Built" A4LD, 119K miles, all options except sunroof Sad

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tps87turbo Offline
Posting Freak
#8
Quote:Originally posted by Ryan H:
You mean thats how its [b]supposed to look!?!?!? Holy CRAP! I just thought the water damage did that!

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If it looks pilly, then the water did the damage. They should look like the inside of your console or glove box.


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Tony Sceia -

HIS - Red 88 TC, Med Red with Raven Leather & every option, Walbro 255, 3" SS Downpipe with Magnaflow Dual SS 2.5 Cat Back system, 3-core Radiator, Star Stage 3 Clutch, Rebuilt T-5 Tranny, 4:10 rear, 140 MPH Speedo, New Paint, Headlights, Refinished Snowflakes & New Tires.

HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Gilies Valve, K & N Filter, 3-core Radiator...just needs a little body work & a new paint job.

87 TC - Bought as a Parts Car, & will remain a parts car now that I found the blue one.
Tony Sceia -

HIS Red 88 TC
http://turbotbird.com/showroom/data_r-z/...a_88tc.php
HERS - Blue 87 TC, fully loaded with every option, Work in Progress
87 Gray TC Parts Car - Gave to BJL and is now his daily driver
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Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
#9
Oh, haha. I was about to say, thats fsckin disgusting for a factory look. I was just gonna sand it and redo the whole thing anyway.

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Ryan Harris

1988 TC, 5 speed, all options including sunroof Smile

1987 3.8L V6, C4, 160K miles, no options (winter car, when it works)

RIP 1987 TC, "Built" A4LD, 119K miles, all options except sunroof Sad

My Audio Mixes
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3
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