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Cracked Mooonroof Track

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The black plastic track of my moonroof is cracked on one side. I was wondering if anyone has had success repairing this and if so how? I've already tried super glue and that one held for a day or so

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Cracked Mooonroof Track

From what I've seen the best way is to replace it with a junkyard piece... The plastic just wears out after being in the sun for 14 years or so like yours did.


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Mine broke on my 99tec yrs. ago and I removed it in pieces and threw it away. Moonroof operation has been fine for 5-6 yrs.
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Does anyone know the ford part number for this piece?
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Are you looking for the black piece in the middle?

And for those who don't replace them if they crack, this is what pulls the sunshade back.. but more importantly, this pulls that drain back into place. Without it, water will just drop inside.


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No it's not the piece in the middle it is the black plastic piece that goes around the roof on the inside. I have a photo but I don't know how to post it here.
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Paul, I don't think that metal bar that the plastic attaches to has any reason to catch water. Reason being I can drive with the sunshade slid back. The trough is now all the way back in the roof. No water collects there. I ripped mine out of the 2000 originally before I replaced it. Otherwise, yes all it does is slide the sunshade back and pushes it up an inch when you close it.

I wish there was a way to adapt one from another FoMoCo product, like a Continental.

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Photo of Cracked Piece

So here is the photo of the broken plastic piece. Does anyone know the ford part number?

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You cannot buy the part separately from Ford. I tried to 3 years ago at the dealer and two online Ford discount parts sellers: Tasca Ford and Fast Parts Network. You have to buy a new assembly with the track et all (sans the glass).

Best bet is finding a 2007 or older Taurus/Sable and robbing the part from there.

ALso good...lube the tracks, and do not slam the moonroof shade. Gentle will make it last. The one I robbed off of an 01 Sable for my 00 Taurus is still good years later.

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Thanks I'd still be interested in the part number or numbers if anyone knows
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