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Replacing the Moonroof #1078574 07/23/15 06:03 PM
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stevec Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I have a Gen I LWB (1990) that I bought to fix up for my son. I've gotten pretty much all of the mechanicals working now but I'm having issues with the moonroof. Basically the existing one is completely rusted out in the two front corners. The metal framing that holds the glass in place is rusted and separated from the glass on one corner such that it's not re-usable. I assume that the drains got clogged and water sat there for the years that it was sitting on a field.

I've been trying to locate a replacement. I'm not sure if you can even order a new one, but oemmitsubishiparts.com shows $1000+ which is probably almost as much as whole truck is worth. So I've been trying to find one in a junkyard, but there aren't any close by. It looks like they are available from $100 - $200 used. But I'd really like to be able to ascertain the condition prior to ordering it.

Does anyone have any experience in replacing the moonroof glass? It's actually trivial to remove, just eight nuts and then push it out the top. But locating a suitable replacement part is proving difficult. Anyone got a donor glass they'd be willing to part with? Is it possible to ship giant hunks of glass through Fedex, USPS or some other carrier? Not sure how much that might cost.

thanks,
steve


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Re: Replacing the Moonroof [Re: stevec] #1078575 07/28/15 06:34 PM
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Is this an OEM part or aftermarket? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

I don't have one but it will be relevant to those who may have a spare part.


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Re: Replacing the Moonroof [Re: off-roader] #1078576 08/03/15 08:47 PM
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stevec Offline OP
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I'm talking OEM; this is all detailed in the FSM and in the ASA program. The specific part number is: MB586130

My good '90 has a working one. On the second one I bought both of the front mounting brackets are all rusted out. I'm afraid that this might be a common problem for junkyard vehicles as once the sunroof drains get plugged up water will just sit in there and rust things out.

I don't know if it's possible to get someone to re-manufacture the thing; the glass is good but the metal is in bad shape.

steve


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Re: Replacing the Moonroof [Re: stevec] #1078577 08/07/15 08:54 PM
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I just posted a spare sunroof assembly i have for sale in the FB group 'Mitsubishi Montero USA Garage Sale' a few weeks back. it's in Michigan, but shipping isnt out of the question. It's listed for $250. Glass is good, all metal is sound. there's a little staining in the plasticy part but it should cleanup nicely. Will need a new seal, but i would do it regardless if reinstalling. Last time I ordered seals for one of these 3 or 4 years ago they were still available through Mitsu parts online.

PM me or text me at 734-578...8095 for details.


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Re: Replacing the Moonroof [Re: MI_Mitsu] #1078578 08/11/15 08:57 PM
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stevec Offline OP
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Way cool. Thanks; PM sent.

steve


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