- mashburn wrote:
- I would first of like to thank all of you for your help it is nice to have people that you can tell your problem to and have an expert opinion on how to fix it. Secondly the first place gave a complete estimate at $800.36 but the only downfall are they will replace everything but with used parts. The other two places I will be in contact soon with them and when I hear back I will let you all know. Also Mitch you are spot on the motor has a date stamped in it and its dated 10/18/2004.
hey you're welcome! okay I was looking up the parts you'd need, looks like two of them. The motor/gear that runs the system, and then the side rails that are part of those gearing strips you pulled with the needle nose pliers.
And as I thought, yup, Toyota updated/superseded the parts. The new motor part number is 63260-21051.. I can't find the rail part number. On one site I use for reference it said it was not available, which makes me think they're making you buy the whole assembly without the glass. You might want to check with a local dealer just to see if the parts are available. But the motor is about $450-460, the assembly is $900. That's my best guess right now.. check with your local dealer.. see what they say.
here's a picture of the entire rail + motor assembly. So you can see it outside of the car
but used parts wouldn't be bad if they came from a tC that was in good shape (at least the sunroof), and 06+ can fit the 05 model, they're the updated parts you'd be getting if you ordered new anyway. Just make sure if you go used, you get parts from an 06+ tC. Because since those parts were updated a lot of us haven't had any issues, just make sure to keep the tracks lubed up every year so they don't bind.