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Just did my 8 hr. drive you cr

Just did my 8 hr. drive you crazy make the window work trick. 77 B had a dead window on the pass. side. Opened it up and found that the PO was in there and didn't have a clue as to what needed to be done. Found cable wrapped around the rear window screw and cable kinked and routed funny. Also found the bottom 3 pulleys were frozen. So the fun begain and the DiVinci style car with the Rube Goldberg power window system gave me a challenge. I did find that the best way to do this job is to disconnect the window from the cables.Also you only need to wrap the cable about 1 time around the motor pulley. Important thing is how the cables exit the motor. So I did the clean out and relub of the gear and freed up the pulleys. I must have mounted and remounted the motor/cable about 20 times to get the tension right. Once I got it all I needed to do was lock the window on the cable. Ran the motor up and down a few times and readj. the window and cable tensioner. Finally got it right and now it runs fairly good. As we all know these do not work well but considering I had a few kinks in the cable it is workable. So my wrists are cut , the shop light burned my arm and I still can't get the grease out of my fingers. Wow this is great , Ciao
 
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Steve,

I feel your pain!
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Steve,

I feel your pain!
My BB has a slow passenger window and a dead driver's side window (stuck partially down...)

It's just one area of the car I have always dreaded working on, even after 21 years of ownership...

Seems the fine Italian window craftmanship continued into the later years, eh?

Regards,
David
 
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>>Just did my 8 hr. dr

>>Just did my 8 hr. drive you crazy make the window work trick.<<

that's no kidding...I've spent equal time on many occasions making the windows do something that hinted at going up & down...the B's are far esier than the S's because they have full tracks for support.
 
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Hey Steve,

Did you remove t


Hey Steve,

Did you remove the motor? It sounds like it because I can not even see the cable exit the motor very well.

My passenger window's pulleys are free and lubed, the tracks okay, but still binds at certain points - I dread pulling out the motor but it looks as though I may have to.....

Anthony
 
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Anthony , start 1st by just re

Anthony , start 1st by just removing the door panel and look at everything. Run the window up and down and see where the binding is. Could be the window tracks are dry and are binding up the glass. If all is OK then you should 1st disconnect the cable from the glass.Once you do that run the window motor up and down. Check to see if it is free. If it is then you need to pull the motor.Keep us posted and we'll help.
 
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Hi Steve,

I lubed the track


Hi Steve,

I lubed the tracks - pulleys seem to be free.

It seems like your saying to disconnect the cable from the window then run the motor without the window connected - if the motor runs freely without the window, then it is the window that is binding - if the motor still binds while reeling the cable by itself - it is internal - good idea - I'll have to try this.....

Thanks,

Anthony
 
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