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Old 01-26-2019, 09:23 PM
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Problems with manual windows

88 pickup, manual windows... 2 issues... the driver window dosent seem to go all the way up... small gap showing at the top at full window travel. I installed a new regulator in hopes that there was something wrong with the old one..

2nd issue, RS window gets stuck at 1/2 travel. I replaced and ruined a new regulator ( stripped the gears ) . Any ideas or help on either problem would be appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:17 AM
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Do you have a FSM? (factory service manual) It has instructions for replacing the windows, you can also look online for youtube videos on the subject
Good luck
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So iíve Been plagued by driverside window problems. Have found aftermarket regulators to be about worthless. Gears strip out in a day or 2. Iím also plagued by random window breaking. On 4th piece of glass. Damn glass is getting expensive. Currently running a aftermarket regulator from a pick up trimmed to fit a 4rnr. After doing this was when windows started breaking. So though process of elimination I think the trimmed down regulator is breaking windows. Like I said aftermarkets are crap so far. Tried VSO and ACI. So I shut door extra softly at the moment.
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You will want to make sure the rubber window track is clean and not pinching the window. Applying a little silicone paste (dielectric grease) to the rubber helps lubricate the contact surface between the rubber and glass.

Make sure that metal is not directly contacting the glass.

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What's your ride? Are there no salvage yards in watertown?
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What's your ride? Are there no salvage yards in watertown?
Ď86 4rnr. Old yotas didnít fair well with the road salt. Better update my location. Moved to LA this summer. By LA I mean lower Alabama😜
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Originally Posted by muddpigg View Post

‘86 4rnr. Old yotas didn’t fair well with the road salt. Better update my location. Moved to LA this summer. By LA I mean lower Alabama��
There's a 86 pickup at my salvage yard, I think it still has the complete doors on it, I believe the pickup & 4runner are the same. What part do you actually need for the window(s) is it left, right or both.

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There's a 86 pickup at my salvage yard, I think it still has the complete doors on it, I believe the pickup & 4runner are the same. What part do you actually need for the window(s) is it left, right or both.
just control arm for manual driverside vent-style door glass. Like I said above tried 2 different aftermarket control arms and they were crap.
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Opps
These don't have vent windows
Sorry
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Originally Posted by old87yota View Post
You will want to make sure the rubber window track is clean and not pinching the window. Applying a little silicone paste (dielectric grease) to the rubber helps lubricate the contact surface between the rubber and glass.

Make sure that metal is not directly contacting the glass.

Yes^^

That or worse, window tracks got bent somehow (prior theft attempts, door damage).

At least you dont have to deal with power window issues like switches and motors.

The salvage yard can definitely be an interesting solution. 'Custom-painted' doors touch.
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Opps
These don't have vent windows
Sorry
Thanks for looking out!! Heard of a localish yard that is labeled as closed that Iím told a big yota section. Fingers crossed.
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