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 Post subject: Trick to window alignment?
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Hi all,

The front windows on my EL are both dodgy, the passanger front will actually derail if you lower it all the way down and then raise it without pulling the top of the window inwards as it goes up.

The drivers window seems to tilt forwards when you raise it and once it is forwards it slows right down and takes ages to close. Silicon spray doesn't help much so I'm thinking that the tinting forward is deflecting half the upwards force forward.

Is there a tick to getting the alignment right?

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Frank
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 Post subject: Re: Trick to window alignment?
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Elongate the mounting holes on the plate that moves up and down - you'll need to remove the PW assy to get to it properly and file/drill the existing holes.
That'll give you plenty of glass slant adjustment to sort it out.

While you're at it check the wear on the plastic carrier and the up cable swage - most likely will already be wearing through - couple of small flat washers with slots between it and the plastic glued in will sort that out too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Trick to window alignment?
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:50 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
Elongate the mounting holes on the plate that moves up and down - you'll need to remove the PW assy to get to it properly and file/drill the existing holes.
That'll give you plenty of glass slant adjustment to sort it out.


Do you mean the plate that the window is directly bolted to?
So I can change the angle that the window is bolted to the plate?

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While you're at it check the wear on the plastic carrier and the up cable swage - most likely will already be wearing through - couple of small flat washers with slots between it and the plastic glued in will sort that out too.[/quhttp://imgc.classistatic.com/cps/blnc/120426/031r1/0356bc1_20.jpegote]

This bit I have not a clue what you mean. do you have a photo of a pw motor you could point to the bits you mean?


update, just found one.

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So you mean the plastic pulley things at the ends of the uprights?
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 Post subject: Re: Trick to window alignment?
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Look at the cable end that pulls the sliding carrier upwards - picture it lifting the window glass weight numerous times over 10-15 yrs.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Trick to window alignment?
Posted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Mine was my window rubers sticking take them out and use ed ones cos they have the felt in them and it works better I went throw 3 motors be 4 I changed the ruber and
It worked fine
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