The factory sunroof on my car has broken. The slide/guide in one track
is broken and the plastic "hinge" on both sides (that cause the sunroof
to raise or lower) are broken. I thought it would be a simple procedure
to order the parts from GM. To my great surprise, you CANNOT buy any
parts for this sunroof except the plastic guides that open and close the
headliner when the roof is operated. You have to buy THE ENTIRE
SUNROOF, glass, wiring harness, tracks etc. Needless to say it is very
expensive. The dealer wants $2000.00 to replace it. I could fix it
myself if I could get the parts. Any suggestions?
My car has the "shortstar" 3.5 L engine and I hear what could be wrist
pin noise or piston slap? Any known issues here? The engine has about
90,000 Kms. I would appreciate any information.