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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
tpabimmer
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sky slider issue

yo forum ... new to all this ... so bear with me .... daughter has an '08 liberty with the sky slider ... has always worked really well ... she loved it ... UNTIL today .... issue is with it closing and locking in ... i will try my best to "describe" what i see .... there are two little "cars" that move within a track for each side .... and the "cover" seems to attach to these little "cars" that either push it open or close it .... BTW, we're talking about it opening from the FRONT of the jeep ....the little car on the PASSENGER side seems to be "stripped" .... i have detached the "cover" ... and the little "car" on the DRIVER'S side moves like a champ ... BUT, the passenger side moves sometimes ... (with some finger help) ... but won't move past a certain point when opening .... and as for closing, it is as if, when whatever actually moves the little "car" catches up with it ... it will then move ...but won't fully lock in ... apologies for the description .... but having been on a 'busa forum and a bmw forum ... i have found that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will pretty much understand my frustration, abd "strange" description of the issue...lol ... any help will be greatly appreciated !!!! thanks again all

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Unread 07-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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yo forum ... new to all this ... so bear with me .... daughter has an '08 liberty with the sky slider ... has always worked really well ... she loved it ... UNTIL today .... issue is with it closing and locking in ... i will try my best to "describe" what i see .... there are two little "cars" that move within a track for each side .... and the "cover" seems to attach to these little "cars" that either push it open or close it .... BTW, we're talking about it opening from the FRONT of the jeep ....the little car on the PASSENGER side seems to be "stripped" .... i have detached the "cover" ... and the little "car" on the DRIVER'S side moves like a champ ... BUT, the passenger side moves sometimes ... (with some finger help) ... but won't move past a certain point when opening .... and as for closing, it is as if, when whatever actually moves the little "car" catches up with it ... it will then move ...but won't fully lock in ... apologies for the description .... but having been on a 'busa forum and a bmw forum ... i have found that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will pretty much understand my frustration, abd "strange" description of the issue...lol ... any help will be greatly appreciated !!!! thanks again all
First of all, welcome to the forums. The sky slider can be a very expensive fix and although I have never had issues with mine, make sure that she isn't operating it at higher speeds. I know it seems inconvenient, but I never open or close mine at speeds greater than 40 MPH
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Unread 08-02-2013, 06:14 AM   #3
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First of all, welcome to the forums. The sky slider can be a very expensive fix and although I have never had issues with mine, make sure that she isn't operating it at higher speeds. I know it seems inconvenient, but I never open or close mine at speeds greater than 40 MPH
x2. I actually try to not use it at all if I'm driving. If there is a traffic light or stop sign approaching, that's the perfect opportunity to open or close it.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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my daughter also had the liberty with sky slider. exact same issue after light use on a new replacement roof. Passenger side track cars in front and back are not gripping the screw cable. It's poorly designed and has been nothing but problems, which she doesn't need at college. Got her a Nissan and not sure if I can sell Jeep as is or try to fix it again. I know it's an expensive fix. Any advice?
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