Subject: Window Alignment....was: Driver's window out of track
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 14:22:15 -0700
From: George Fourchy

On Mon, 23 Aug 1999 10:21:28 -0400, Eric Vonwiller wrote:

>How easy/difficult is it to remove the side panels and fix this? What to do?

(This is for a Gen1.)

Take out the door panel and watch the window as it goes up and down. I found that there are two fasteners for the rear guide for the glass, that can be loosened to adjust the alignment for the window. One is a stud that goes through the back of the door, in the general vicinity of the latch, and the other is a nut that fastens inside. (It's been a long time since I changed my door lock actuator, or I'd remember more clearly.)

The door panel comes off fairly easily. There are 2 screws under the little caps in the hand hold, and two more just above the tray near the bottom. The rest of the fasteners are push-out/push-in and go around the perimeter of the panel. You also must remove the one screw that holds the sail panel, inside from the mirror, to get to another screw. You won't be able to completely remove the panel, because of wiring, so set it on the ground on its back edge, carefully, so you can operate the window. Look inside the door with the panel removed, towards the rear, if you determine that is where the problem is, and, with the two fasteners for the rear guide slightly loose, operate the window a bit at a time, making sure it doesn't fall out of the guide. When it operates satisfactorily, tighten up the fasteners, and reassemble the door.

George Fourchy