Q: Rear Window Tracking Problem
Guys I am going to have a little time soon to work on the bird and i have a question I hope someone can help me with. The back windows in my bird fall forward when I roll them down you have to fight with them to get them back on the tracks to let them up again, I looked at the bushings and they looked ok but they probley need replacing has anyone else fixed this problem .
A: Remove the roller/guide thats got a stud in it that swivels like a ball joint and replace with a new one. Remove all traces of old grease and relube all the guide/rollers with good white lube. Move glass up and down several times helping it by grasping top , until lube is spred out like it should be. Keep windows lubed up and should work fine. Youve got a 1968 hardtop so youre lucky as you can relube without pulling rear panel off . Just pull out the flow thru grille.
A: In addition to the above, you can also replace the other two rollers. The one with the spring is easily replaced (after removing the bracket from the glass) and the other more difficult because the stem that holds the roller is riveted in place and the rivet must be ground off, drilled and tapped and put back in with a wide but thin machine screw. I have power windows so this may not apply if you have only one roller – I don’t know if the bracket that goes on the glass is different from manual windows. Anyway , I have done this and the windows work like new. The only place that I have found the roller parts (other than the swivel roller mentioned above) is “Rick’s First Generation Camaro” catalog. See http://www.firstgen.com/
A: I replaced one of the center wheels in my convertible and that fixed the problem. Basically you have 2 outer plastic wheels and one inner wheel that rides in a slot. If the inner wheel is broken then the window doesn’t track correctly and you have to help it with your hand. I bought it at a Pontiac dealership parts department (they had to order it). They didn’t have the exact drawing for the bird but in flipping through some books we found one that looked correct from a different car. I’ll see if I still have the paper work with the part # (I know I should have documented this but ….). It was only $10.00 or so. You’ll need to pull your back seat out as well as the side pannel and then you can get to the access pannel to the window mechanism.
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