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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:32 am 
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My passenger window a few eeks ago developed a few problems. As I was putting it up it would angle out then have to be straighten up by hand. I had thought I had fixed it until tonight when it started making really weird metal gridning noises. My drivers door also does it without the noise.

Question is how do I fix it? Me and a mate are going to take the door trims off tomorrow to see if that will fix it. What should we be looking for?

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:36 am 
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that just happened to me like 2 days ago, im afraid the mechanism has had it lad, you will soon find out it is unfixable like i have just done, had the exact same noise a grinding noise, it was my left rear passenger window so i shoved a big chunk of wood in there and secured it with a few cable ties, then put the door trim back on, I aint payin for new motors til they all f**k up :)

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:04 am 
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Come on more detail I wanna fix it now...where abouts did you ut the wood?
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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:12 am 
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Come on more detail I wanna fix it now...where abouts did you ut the wood?

obviously under some part of the window/regulator that will stop the window from falling down

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:50 am 
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hunt around at the wreckers and see if you can pick up a few more motors ? :)

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do you have to buy them in 4's? if so you should buy a set and sell the ones on here you dont need :)
no doubt many more people will be after them.

motors in my AU are dying, almost dead :/
central locking has died in the drivers door, electric windows in the passengers door, now starting to go in the drivers door too :S

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:35 pm 
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How do I replace the motors?

Just finsihed taking the door tirms off (now I have 2 f**k up Smartlock things), couldnt see what I was doing, mainly cuz I had no idea.

Can anyone give me details on what to do, mainly can I replace the motors myself?
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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:37 pm 
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the regulators you will need to source from your wrecker dylan - they go for around $80-$100 2nd hand.

the existing ones are rivited in - you will need to drill out these rivets, and replace them with bolts, but ones which are small enough that they will not scratch the glass when you wind the window up/down! pretty lengthy process, but you need to have working windows :roll:

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:35 pm 
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Hmmm must visit wreckers soon then...jealous yet Bob?
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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:15 pm 
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hunt around at the wreckers and see if you can pick up a few more motors ? :)

EF_Mont_Ghia
do you have to buy them in 4's? if so you should buy a set and sell the ones on here you dont need :)
no doubt many more people will be after them.

motors in my AU are dying, almost dead :/
central locking has died in the drivers door, electric windows in the passengers door, now starting to go in the drivers door too :S

nah u dont have to buy em in 4's its just the rear window and i dont care about rear passengers :) if my drivers side went it would be a different story, i cut a piece of wood to fit the length of the door so it holds up the window :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:44 am 
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EF_Mont_Ghia wrote:
MilleniumFalcon wrote:
hunt around at the wreckers and see if you can pick up a few more motors ? :)

EF_Mont_Ghia
do you have to buy them in 4's? if so you should buy a set and sell the ones on here you dont need :)
no doubt many more people will be after them.

motors in my AU are dying, almost dead :/
central locking has died in the drivers door, electric windows in the passengers door, now starting to go in the drivers door too :S

nah u dont have to buy em in 4's its just the rear window and i dont care about rear passengers :) if my drivers side went it would be a different story, i cut a piece of wood to fit the length of the door so it holds up the window :)


Can you explain further?
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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:19 am 
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explain what exactly?

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:14 pm 
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Who what when where why how...

just eneral details on what you did.
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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:57 pm 
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i grabbed a piece of wood and somehow got it behind the door frame and lodged in up underneath the bottom of the window and the bottom of the door frame, then i got a couple of cable ties and secured it to the frame, so now when i press down on the window it doesnt fall down or move as the chunk of wood is stopping it from moving, now thieves cant get in unless they smash a window :), fairly simple just need to find the right piece of wood, luckily i have an empty block next to me and there was heaps of different pieces of wood lying around.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:10 pm 
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Hi, I had a similar problem with my passenger front window. The grinding noise will stay but you can get the window to go up straight. Remove the door trim and remove the 2 screws that hold the bottom of the track. Drill 2 new holes about 2mm to the right of the existing holes. Screw the track back on using the new holes and this should solve you tracking problem. The grinding noise has been in my window now for a couple of years and it still works fine. Hope this helps.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:25 pm 
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My rear passenger window has had it pretty well altogether. I just dont use it any more. Ive had problems with the window runner-seals in wet weather, as the window gets jammed when trying to close and needs guiding by hand.
I figured maybe a bit of dry soap on the runners, but havent tried it yet.....
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