installing window winder mechanism

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Mothership, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Many repo window regulators are crap and fail within months.
    Get a quality one. About $140ea and some swearing to fit.
    Some listed are genuine vw ( brazilian) .
    In this case I GUESS they are ok.?
    Hopefuly others can confirm.
    Sometimes its a cinch to fit.
    Bus stop claims to have good ones with price to match.

    Buying bus.?
    Assume you need new ones.
    Add labour.

    The other point from buyers perspective....how much other mechanical maintenance has also been minimal. ?? ;)

    To check what the actual problem is.
    Is the winder handle attached on spline firmly but regulator ' slipping'?
    If so then likely the winding gear is worn and you need a full replacement.
    But its worth folding straight the lug at bottom of outer cable and winding/ pulling inner to check for wear on inner.
    You may get some service by just changing the inner. Feed it in as a reversal of removal.
    Same goes if its just a broken tag on inner that connects to the glass holder.

    Common for window lift chanel tab to break. check. Replace.
     
  2. SuppsByJase

    SuppsByJase Member

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    Thanks for the reply!

    As far as the bus goes everything else isn't too bad but lots of those little things he was meant to get around too but has been busy and didn't get around to it!

    Used as a daily driverdo reliable and has been painted in the last few years!
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    The cynic in me says that no ability to get fresh air from front windows would be a case of ' squeeking door' and work it way up the list compared to maybe sorting all rust issues under fairly new paint ??

    Look with head and not heart.
    Add up all the ' little things' and mull it over.
    Has paint been finished nicely at edges?
    Any small defects starting to show.?
    Does it represent value for money if you found a few more faults?
     
  4. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Weld sometimes fails or rust. May be repairable?
     
  5. SuppsByJase

    SuppsByJase Member

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    I reckon I'd just replace the complete section and be done with it? Just not sure what part it is?
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily . Broken glass catcher off the end of winder mechanism could be it. Seen it on a few. The above is about stiff mechanisms not blocks of wood. Remove door card & replace winder handle & see if the glass catcher goes correctly for winder handle movement. You will need to put your hand in & feel the back of winder mech as the break can be neat & thus not visible.
    Cheers
     

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