Q: Problems Rolling Rear Window Down
My rear glass has not rolled down since I bought the car, it was nice out yesterday, decided to take a look. I couldn’t get them to move at first, then I took out the regulator and it appeared fine. I could slide the window up and down by hand, but after reinstalling the regulator I could only get it up and down using both hands; one on the crank and one on the window maneuvering it up, down, in, and out. Any ideas with “walk me through instructions”?
Also, the chrome and rubber seal on the front of the glass; the rubber is rotten. Is this replaceable, is it a rubber piece and a separate chrome piece, or a single rubber and chrome piece? Instructions?
A: If the rear windows weren’t used much, chances are the grease got too hard. On my 1969, I used a combination of Liquid Wrench and lithium grease to get them moving again. I took the jamb vent out and sprayed the tracks and regulator drive gear and kept working the window up and don until it moved smoothly. Then, I lubricated the tracks and the regulator with white lithium grease. Both the Liquid Wrench and white lithium were in aerosol cans.
The rubber weather seal in the quarter window is replaceable but the chrome edge is not. Keep looking at the swap meets or try and buy some out of Arizona or So Calif.
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