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Single shot driver's window

Postby Doive » 14 Aug 2006, 08:47

The Chevette revealed a great new feature yesterday, one which the Saab doesn't even have - a single shot lowering driver's window. Wonderful. I got in yesterday to go for a nice drive, started the engine (sweet as a nut) and went to lower the window. Something went 'TWANGGGG' and the winder turned without much effect. I have the door card off at the moment (to fix the rust) and watched as the cable performed a spaghetti impersonation in the door. I gently touched the window, and just managed to catch it as it fell into the door. Managed somehow to wedge it shut by pulling the cable tight, but it's not ideal. So, what broke? The prospect of playing with steel cable troubles me.
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Postby opel_charlie » 14 Aug 2006, 10:02

Has the runner come off the bottom of the window?
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Postby UpNorth » 14 Aug 2006, 16:11

Look in a Haynes (or similar) manual it gives the 'settings' you need to sort out the cable/support/wheel interfaces.

The cable is crimped to the bottom of the window metal support in two places. It also goes around the window winder mechanism on a drum & some hidden wheels (4 I think)inside the door that the cable goes around & acts as a pulley.

It's a right pig of a job!!
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Postby Doive » 14 Aug 2006, 16:31

I know! I've looked at the Haynes before, and been secretly thankful mine were working ok. Oh well, stiff whisky and off we go...
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Postby Shuvit-pinto » 14 Aug 2006, 21:41

Prob one of the bottom pully's Dave. They tend to rust around the spot welds and can come loose.

My Peugeot 405 has it drivers window held up with a length of wood wedged under it. Been like it for about 2 years now.
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Postby UpNorth » 15 Aug 2006, 13:14

Sometimes the metal window support rots through. I know for a fact it does on the rear doors of saloons!
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Postby Doive » 15 Aug 2006, 13:37

Hmmm. Both answers involve rust. I think this highly likely with my car.

Cheers lads, I'll have a look.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 16 Aug 2006, 00:42

i've got a perfect window winder mechanism on the drivers door that is sitting in my garage Doive....that belongs to you!!!
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Postby Tortron » 16 Aug 2006, 00:44

anyone seen the setup they have in morris 1800's bizzare idea if iv ever seen one
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Postby RegR » 16 Aug 2006, 18:25

:shock: they used the same shi*ty contraption in Vauxhall aswell.My right hand door has one of the rollers come loose,and now i have a length of wood under the window to hold it up.Man,it's really a mess in there. :cry:
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Postby Tortron » 17 Aug 2006, 01:01

in the doors from my hatch and saloon the set up it different to the morris, honestly the roller idea is not the best thought up. if the window gets so much as slightly askew the whole thing jumps off
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