Driver side window looks awkward

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    Driver side window looks awkward

    When the problems come they come. I will be buying a manual as well since I seem to be hitting that mileage where things are breaking.

    Anyways, I notice the window is going slowly and I thought I saw it was moving around as well.

    As you can see, it is out of the groove at the very back of the door. Is the track loose or something in the door?
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Wow, what is with these GM power windows of late. I just replaced the power door window in my '02 Z28. See thread in this section. With the window going slowly, it sounds like a tired motor. With it being crooked, that could be a loose track, or else one of the bearings on the regulator is broken, forcing the motor to work harder, and the tracking is now off. I'd pop the door trim and look around inside. What kind of car is it?
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Likely a broken regulator clip(s) or sash(es)...both can be repaired unless the regulator cable is compromised, then a new regulator is needed!

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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    2002 Alero. I'll take the door apart tomorrow. This should be fun...lol. The passenger side window gets to the top first.

    Lovely...something to do now. Two issues with the car and they are both electrical...lol.
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Today in the morning it was going up and down perfectly. And the motor is just as fast as the passenger side. I'm thinking something is loose in there. I will pop of the trim and see what is up in there. Pictures will be posted .
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    It's possible the adhesive on the sashes has pulled away....two part epoxy & reinsert...

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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Haven't pulled it apart yet since it has been raining since Monday but when I close the door, I can see that at the back there is a small gap at the top. The window is not fully going up .
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Oh boy. Talked to a GM dealer parts guy and he said the regulator is $300 and the clips are $65. Can I replace just that broken clip on the cable?? If not, then I'm going to a junkyard or shopping on ebay.



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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Good Luck. Keep us posted. Sounds like you know what you're doing.
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Subject:Door Glass Sash Out of Run Channel (Repair Door Glass Sash Channel) #01-08-64-012E - (03/17/2005)

    Models:1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
    1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am


    This bulletin is being revised to add the 2005 model year for Pontiac. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 01-08-64-012D (Section 08 - Body & Accessories).
    <A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1630822&evc=numSrch#ss1-1630822">Condition

    Some customers may comment that the door glass is out of the channel.
    <A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1630822&evc=numSrch#ss2-1630822">Cause

    The door glass sash channel may have come off the glass or the sash channel clip may be damaged.
    <A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1630822&evc=numSrch#ss3-1630822">Correction

    Caution: When working with any type of glass, use approved safety glasses and gloves to reduce the chance of personal injury.
    Important: If the clip location is unknown, install the glass in the full up position and attach the new clip to the regulator and power the regulator to the full up position. This will set the clip in the proper position so you can mark its location.
    Replace the sash channel following the repairs listed below.Sash Channel Came Off Glass; Adhesive on Glass
    1. <LI type=1>Remove the door glass and lay it on a protected table. <LI type=1>Mark the location of the clip with tape. <LI type=1>Remove the adhesive with a one edge razor blade. <LI type=1>Clean the glass with Isopropyl alcohol. Important: Install adhesive into the applicator and squeeze some adhesive out before you install the mixing tube. After the mixing tube is installed, run a test bead the length of the mixing tube to ensure a good mix.
      <LI type=1>Fill the sash channel clip with adhesive. <LI type=1>Install the clip in the marked location.
    2. Reinstall the door glass and put the glass in the full up position for 24 hours.
    Sash Channel Damaged
    1. <LI type=1>Mark the edge of the clip for location.


      <LI type=1>Cut off the bottom edge of the guide with a cut off wheel. (Refer to the illustration above.)


      <LI type=1>Using a thin flat blade putty knife and a hammer, carefully remove the plastic piece on each side of the glass. (Refer to the illustration above).


      <LI type=1>Clean any adhesive from the glass using a one-edge razor blade. (Refer to the illustration above). <LI type=1>Clean the glass with Isopropyl alcohol. Important: Install adhesive into the applicator and squeeze some adhesive out before you install the mixing tube. After the mixing tube is installed, run a test bead the length of the mixing tube to ensure a good mix.
      <LI type=1>Fill the sash channel clip with adhesive. <LI type=1>Install the clip in the marked location.
    2. Reinstall the door glass and put the glass in the full up position for 24 hours.
    <A href="http://service.gm.com/servlets/BlobShtml?ShtmlFile=1630822&evc=numSrch#ss4-1630822">Parts Information

    To order the applicator for the adhesive, call GM Tools at 1-800-468-6657 and press option 2. The applicator P/N is 310-300.
    Part Number
    Description
    22689012
    Sash, Side Door Window
    12378568 (US)
    88901676 (Canada)
    Structural Urethane Installation Adhesive
    Parts are currently available from GMSPO.

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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Clips are busted as well...

    Don't look for used...likely just as bad...

    Bite the bullet and buy the new sashes & clips...
    22697622 F/L & R/R
    22697623 R/L & R/F
    and as posted 2- #22689012 sash...

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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    So I can replace the clip on the cable then? If I can then I need to take out the regulator anyways to get better access plus take out the window as well. This will be a Sunday job for sure. I'm assuming the window will come out through the bottom of the door after removing the regulator.
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    If the cable is shot...then you need the regulator...

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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    The cable seems fine when I took my finger up and down the cable. I will buy the clips and sashes for now and get it all ready for the weekend. I'm sure this is all I will need.

    If the cable was shot, I'd have problems with the window falling right? Since the cable is the integral part of the regulator which moves the whole mechanism.

    If I'm not correct do let me know. I'm still learning about cars. Lifelong learning process.
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    Re: Driver side window looks awkward

    Two dealers now told me they don't sell those parts. I have the buy the whole regulator for $354.

    So, I need one of each
    22697622 F/L & R/R
    22697623 R/L & R/F
    and 2 of these #22689012 (sash)

    Correct?

    Worst case scenario I'll order from gmpartsdirect.com
    Last edited by Mischief007; 09-21-2006 at 06:58 PM.
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