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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2005, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a 65 Coupe and the drivers side window crank won't budge even a little bit anymore. I got the door panel off w/o a problem but how in the heck do I get to the window regulator to fix or replace it? I can't see enough through those access holes to get anything done. Any help is appreciated.
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One the door panel has been removed the only access is through the opennings. There should be more than ample room to work. With the panel off you can see where the regulator is attached to the door shell, the rollers in the tracks as well as the lock mechanism.
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It IS a pain, but the way I've done it in the past is remove the glass from the rollers, by first removing the bolts that hold the whole thing in the door, then slide the glass of the rollers. Have someone hold the glass up while you fight the regulator assembly out of the door. Then you can remove the problem part and/or replace the whole assembly. Hope this helps.

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Replaced the regulator in my 66 yesterday. If you are sure that it's the regulator there is no need to remove the scissor assembly. Just remove the clip that holds the scissors to the regulator arm and the four retaining bolts that hold the regulator. The regulator will then slip out of the rear opening. The problem will be getting the clip back on when you reinstal. Best to have some that can hold a light for you. It is best to start with the window up.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2005, 06:54 PM
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Be sure the regulator is bad. Often the plastic wheel will break and jam. The wheel is a lot less expensive than a new regulator. Also a repro regulator, even the good one is not as good as an original. Avoid the cheap one like the plague! And if the window is not in good alignment it will jam also!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 02:08 PM
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I'd suggest a $2 rubbery plastic wedge-shaped doorstop from WalMart or the hardware store. Lower the window a few inches to bring the rollers into view through the access holes, then on the outside of the door, push the wedge down into the slot between the glass and the door. Wedge it good and tight, and it'll hold the window glass up - you can remove the scissor and regulator assembly by yourself.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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Be sure the regulator is bad. Often the plastic wheel will break and jam. The wheel is a lot less expensive than a new regulator.
What plastic wheel?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 05:09 PM
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I think he means the rollers, P/N 23240.

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