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Old 09-05-2007, 09:16 PM   #11
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Hmm – looks familiar...

Front window regulator failures

Before I discovered BC, I thought the front ones were the weak ones.
About a month after mine went bad, the exact same thing happened to my parent’* ’03 DeVille (front driver’* side).

My passenger side is on its way to looking like that too.
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You know, sometimes I wonder if ALL power windows suffer from poorly designed or weak regulators and other parts. My Thunderbird required replacement of the driver'* side regulator twice, the passenger'* side once, and the driver'* side scissor mechansim broke, twice, too. I once had the "pleasure" of driving the Thunderbird sans window and at highway speeds in sub-freezing weather for 50 miles when the shop that I took it to for an alignment opened the window after being expressly told not to, because the scissor was busted. Then, my Taurus busted a regulator on the front passenger'* side, and was working on needing a repair when I got rid of it.

I don't smoke, but I do tend to open my windows more than the average person, I like to hear the road.

Now my Bonneville makes a nastly click when the driver'* side front window closes, which in my experience means that I need to prepare for the day that my window refuses to open and or close yet again. Maybe it isn't endemic, but it certainly is an issue with every car I've ever driven.
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Thank you for bringing back some memories. The absolute worst re-occurring window problems I had was with a Ford product also (a Continental).

Although there is a flaw, the overall design of these windows is a lot better.
The fix on the Bonneville is also easy and a whole lot more reliable in comparison.

(Previous generation Bonneville windows are near perfect IMO.)
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I ended up adding another plastic insert piece to aid in strengthening the damaged slide gate. Again, Goop has been applied over the top. It'* crude - but it'* working.

Archon - The photos represented are the only photos I took for this fix.

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How much room is there between the sled and the slide? Is there enough to bend a wire, like a wire coat hanger under there? I was thinking something along the lines of this.
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I made an assumption on the location of the cable connector normally. Then hooking a wire around the cable on one end, then bending the other end around the metal at the end of the sled. That would take all the tension off from the plastic in the center, and transfer it to the metal instead. Where it shows attached to the cable in the drawing would be an approximation.
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There is enough room for a coat hanger thickness wire to go under the sled. The cable is also under the sled, which is the same thickness of a coat hanger.

I believe the normal position for the 'slug' is to be is where the 'bridge' is (narrowest part).
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