Originally Posted by willwren
To the best of my knowledge, you're the first sunroof failure in the 2k crowd, and there haven't been more than 3 or 4 in the 92-99 crowd that I can recall either.
I'm not as familiar with yours, but I'd bet that like the 92-99, you'll need to remove the headliner to access it all. You'll need to start with the A, B, and C pillar trim pieces, then drop the headliner. I'm not sure how difficult it will be to remove from the car without damage. It'* quite a trick on the 92-99.
Do any of the 2k guru'* have any pointers per the FSM of what he can expect to be causing it?
It'* actually not that tough in these years to get the headliner out. I did it to install my XM antenna. Just handle it carefully and don't bend it excessively!
In addition to Will'* instructions, you'll also need to remove the assist handles and pull down the door seals from the upper edges of the door frames. There is a headliner wiring harness which you'll need to disconnect. The headliner is removed through the right rear door opening.
As for the problem, it'* going to be hard to know for sure until you get in there. My guess from your description is the actuator motor assembly. The FSM outlines some very specific and important steps to follow. It can be a complicated alignment procedure if you don't heed the warnings of the bible (FSM). If you're going to tackle this and don't have and FSM, now would be a really good time to invest in one.
There is nothing specific in the FSM about the motor running, but no movement of the glass. Diagnostics don't seem to be mechanical in nature