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propr'one 03-20-2010 02:15 PM

Sunroof handle seized on sunroof gear arm
 
Stupid BMW. Its metal on metal. Its not rusted, but since the old handle was sheared off it doesn't look like it will come off clean. I let it sit in some penetrating lube all night and tried heating it up to no avail.

Anything else i should try before i take it to the shop?

TIA

Ceeker 03-20-2010 02:18 PM

keep on the lube for a couple days. then gently tap with a hammer - vibration sometimes releases any rust or binding metal. you can also try good o'l elbow grease with a vise grip. Clamp it on good as you most likely will only get 1 or 2 shots at it.

everlast 03-21-2010 01:13 PM

Heat works wonders for seized pieces. Get a wet rag and place it around an areas you don't want to get burnt and hit the handle with a propane or MAP gas torch. Tap with a hammer once its hot and it might pop off.

propr'one 03-21-2010 11:02 PM

Chisel + hammer = SUNROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF!:D


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