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Old 09-23-2006, 09:48 AM   #21
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The service book says to use duct tape to hold the window the whole way up, loosen the reg (4 turns) and lower it 1/4 of the way for removal. Then when re-installing raise the reg up to the window and tighten. That worked for me. The fully raised position should orient the window correctly to the regulator.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:34 AM   #22
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What Woody posted should work just fine and is the recommended procedure.

Your bracker bent? Did you use a different type of bracket? If not, check to be certain everything is put back together correctly. The bracket should easily withstand any of the normal stresses that it sees.
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I originally got the right brackets but cut the slot for the cable to small and when I went to work I had one of the tool guys fix it but instead he just made completely new ones that looked thicker, but they were a tad to narrow for the plastic so I had him grind them down a little and I think he got a little carried away and got one side to thick so I just bent it back and fliped it around and haven't got the chance to go out and try it again since I attempted it at 1am. thanks guys for the help. if for some reason it doesn't work Im going to get it up and in place unplug the motor and wait for dec 1. a junkyard here says they can get brand new ones for 125 there just on backorder.
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all back together and sealed. I even went to the car wash to test it since it'* going to rain soon and it passed with flying colors. who ever originally found out about the bracket thing is a god and should be the next president
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I put the door back together (sorta) with the window guts still in a bag waiting to be repaired - it'* completely dissambled - all I need is the bracket and then I can try to reinstall it. I'm going to go to a car shop for the final install because I don't have the necessary strength .

Would someone be willing to make a bracket for me? I'll pay whatever is reasonable for the part, the time to engineer it, and shipping
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Bonnie, check your PM that I sent you back on September 11th.
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well I don't know what happened but my window is down again. I g/f went to the hospital to visit and apparently there have been thefts out of the parking ramp and there is half a hand print on the window but I don't know. I haven't taken the panel apart again yet to see what happen but I guess something doesn't like me saving some money. so well see.
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Some have had the problem where the plastic is so brittle, that it breaks apart, and then allows the anchor on the cable that attaches at the top to pull through the bracket. If that is the case, I'd suggest opening a split type lock washer enough to slip the cable into the center, and then crimp it closed. When you're done, it should look something like this.

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Then install the bracket like before, with the washer between the cable end and the bracket. That should keep the cable from pulling through.

Others have apparently had some trouble with the bracket popping off. The bracket is held in only by friction, so if it is made too small, or not bent properly, it may not hold as tightly as it should. In that case, you may wish to make a type of clip to hold the bracket on. I bent up a wire coat hanger until it looked like this.

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Before pulling the cable tight, insert that clip over the bracket so that each bent end is under the cable. When inserted, it should look like this.

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Those are the two problems that I am aware of that people have run in to. Hopefully, one of them will solve your problem.
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my plastic looks almost identical....did you fix mine for me already without telling me j/k probly not huh. probly a stupid question but what does that split washer thing look like? I assume I know but can't think of it. thanks for the ideas.
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Shh....yeah...I snuck out and checked yours and fixed it as a test. But then I had to break it again so you can do it.

I took a picture of it, but as I didn't have my camera with me, I had to use someone else which doesn't focus as well. The blurry circle wouldn't have helped anyone. The washer would look something like this...

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