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Old 05-01-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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How to properly align the two window regulator "elevators"?

So I replaced my passenger window regulator a few years ago. The other day, one of the two screws that hold those red clips onto the regulators loosened & fell off. I took the door card off and put the screw back on. Seemed like an easy fix at first.

But now there's about a half inch of window sticking up towards the rear of the door when fully lowered, and a hissing of wind towards the front when the window is closed while driving. So I took it apart again and just cannot for the life of me get the two "elevators" of the regulator to match up & align the window 100% to the way it should. Is there a simple way to adjust this that I'm completely missing? Anyone ever experience this?
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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Nothing?

In reading around, it looks like my regulator brackets are about 1/2-1/3in out of sync. But I never see this talked about in any DIYs. Anyone?
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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You probably bent something. Also, there's no such thing as 1/3"
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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Are you sure the regulator isn't messed up? I've done 100's of them and have never had to align the window, just install and forget.
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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Oh it's definitely an issue with the regulator. The two brackets just don't line up correctly resulting in an out-of-alignment window. I was at it for over two hours last night trying to cajole it into place being careful not to break anything, but it is what it is. Nothing looks visually bent. Somehow I'm convinced there's an obvious fix thats being overlooked because installing these things has always been straightforward enough(?) Wow I'm stumped
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