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 Post subject: Manual Window Winders into EF Fairmont
Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:41 pm 
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:twisted: Hey all im considering converting my power windows back to manual versions due to the high cost of fixing the dam things,has anyone done this etc????? or does anyone now a company in perth who stocks parts for the windows ie not ford


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Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:43 pm 
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hey whats wrong with your old ones...
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 Post subject: Power windows
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:21 pm 
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Im just getting sick of fixing them, you would have thought id learnt form having an EA fairmont,basically the fronts drop down about 5mm in the door, ive read on the forum about greasing the slides,but id like to know what causes the misalignment in the first place
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 Post subject: Power windows
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:25 pm 
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Im just getting sick of fixing them, you would have thought id learnt form having an EA fairmont,basically the fronts drop down about 5mm in the door, ive read on the forum about greasing the slides,but id like to know what causes the misalignment in the first place
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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:25 pm 
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it grips onto the rail i guess....

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:38 pm 
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try using graphit powder or silicone spray on a regular basis to keep thoes windows running smooth. never has a broken power window on my car.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:51 pm 
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Both the manual and power window winders share the same s**t design so even if you go back to manuals you'll still be replacing them. The upside though is that without the electric motor, the manual winders are about $100 cheaper but you'll need to replace a few of them before you recoup the cost of replacing the door trims (which will no longer match the rest of the car) as well as the centre console insert. It's not worth it IMO. If you really want to go back to manuals then a better idea would probably be to sell the Fairmont and buy a GLi instead.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:00 pm 
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LSD wrote:
Both the manual and power window winders share the same s**t design so even if you go back to manuals you'll still be replacing them. The upside though is that without the electric motor, the manual winders are about $100 cheaper but you'll need to replace a few of them before you recoup the cost of replacing the door trims (which will no longer match the rest of the car) as well as the centre console insert. It's not worth it IMO. If you really want to go back to manuals then a better idea would probably be to sell the Fairmont and buy a GLi instead.


hit the nail on the head! agreed its not worth the $$ the whole reason why we have fairmonts is for power windows etc!

 

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