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    Posted: 24-December-2014 at 3:43AM
 
 
 
 
 
Quick tip, replace these even though they seem to be OK especially if you have your door panels off already. Why I hadn't done this before, I don't know, but they always seem to fail at the most inopportune time. Dead
It's a very easy fix. Most auto part stores carry these lil square window rollers that fit inside the channel. Once your door panel is off you will have to grind the backside of the factory window roller off. Then gently pry it off the window regulator. Be careful with the glass! Then simply insert the new window roller into the channel and tighten the nut.
 
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Thanks for reminding me, the driver side window has some issues. 
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great and easy fix .
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Only Problem I had was attaching them to the window mech arm.  I ended up tack welding mine.  You would think they could be a bit longer and threaded for a nut, but noooo...

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the aftermarket square ones are threaded and come with a nut! you must have had NOS OEM ones?(they were riveted)
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Best way to not screw up the regulator is to leave the factory stud on the regulator. Drop the new roller in hot water or coffee for 10 minutes and with a punch, hammer and socket, drive the stud out. Reheat the plastic square and use large channel lock plyers to crimp the new square part on the old stud. Remember to slide the new roller into the channel before crimping on the new part. You can do this in 5 minutes. AU-VE-CO sells the square roller without studs and all fasteners on every car. The bottom roller wears out first, so keep a few spares to be safe.

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