Odd Window Issue

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  1. Vettn71

    Vettn71 Member

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    I've been steadily working on my 96 GT coupe and had it pretty well sorted out - until yesterday. I went to drop my driver side window, which has been working great, when it hung up about an inch down. Today I started looking at it and it hits something on the back, just about where the window track starts to curve. When I loosen the bolts holding the window track it goes up and down. I can't see up there to see what is going on. Has anyone had a similar problem? How did you fix it?

    TIA

    Jim
     
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    Well, I can tell you the window is glued to the two clamps holding it into the regulator.
    I had to fix that on two different cars.
    Not sure about your situation though. Need more detailed info.
     
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    I bet the regulator itself is coming undone from the track. Its held to the to the track via a type of connector that has a sphere at the end that pushes through a hole if that makes sense. Will its plastic and can pop out and my windows came unglued. I had this happen on my 00 gt but it was the front part of my windows that didnt roll up all the way. Well I replaced the whole regulator and reglued the windows but they both came unglued and fell off the track again. I sold that car shortly afterwards. If thats the case I dont know what to tell you honestly. Maybe the window coming unglued puts the regulator at a weird angle causing it to wear out prematurely and damage that connector I tried to describe earlier.

    Pull off the door panel and check for movement in the regulator and see if your window is still glued to the regulator. I hope its just the motor binding or the gears stripped.
     
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    Thank you for the replies. That gives me some direction to look. Not doing anything with it today, but will see what I can see tomorrow morning. Afternoons have been screaming hot here in DFW. Can these be repaired with JBWeld or is that useless?

    Thanks
    Jim
     
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    Think I found the issue with my window. When I loosened all the bolts holding the rear track I noticed the window stop was moving. In readjusted if and that seems to have resolved the problem. Or, maybe it's because I let the track hang while I ran the window up and down. Either way, it's done for now. Thanks for the help

    Jim