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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Window roll up at hwy speed

This is my first post so please don't thrash me to bad on this. LOL. I've tried searching with no luck on my issue. At hwy speed (say 40mph and up) the drivers window will not roll all the way up into the window channel. If I lightly pull on the window when rolling it up its goes in fine. I've pulled the door panel off and was hoping to see some kind of "adjustment" points, but didn't see any. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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The window has an adjustment but it's hidden under the foam stuff.



In this image it would be on the right slider. You have to role down the window a bit to get to it. There is an E-5 bolt that you need to loosen (don't take it all the way out or you'll be hating life), then there is a metal wedge (no idea what to call it) That you slide up and down to adjust how much the window tilts in or out.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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The window has an adjustment but it's hidden under the foam stuff.



In this image it would be on the right slider. You have to role down the window a bit to get to it. There is an E-5 bolt that you need to loosen (don't take it all the way out or you'll be hating life), then there is a metal wedge (no idea what to call it) That you slide up and down to adjust how much the window tilts in or out.
Thanks a bunch! Where is that image from? I would like enlarge it to see better. Also, the slider your talking about, is it where the window clamps to the regulator (next to #16)?
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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The image is from realoem.com

The actual part is number #9 I think. It's a metal rectangle. Not sure if it attaches to 16 but yes that's the side it's on. It's on the one towards the back of the door.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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The image is from realoem.com

The actual part is number #9 I think. It's a metal rectangle. Not sure if it attaches to 16 but yes that's the side it's on. It's on the one towards the back of the door.
AWESOME! I'll work on that tomorrow!!!
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #6
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Just a quick FYI to enlarge a web page image - hold CTRL and scroll the wheel on the mouse.
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #7
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^ ha
Never knew. Thanks for the tip!


Also, thought this thread was about the owner manual instruction not to roll up front windows without first putting back ones up...
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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Just a quick FYI to enlarge a web page image - hold CTRL and scroll the wheel on the mouse.
I never knew that either. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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After I have been in this door twice now, I now have the problem with the bolt #12 loosening up on its own and the metal wedge #9 slides towards the door lock rod and jams my locks (red arrow). I haven't see any evidence of thread locker on the bolts, I guess I need some on there unless someone has any other ideas.
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