Although this fix had been well documented before the crash, alot of forum members have been posting with complaints about the infamous "Broken Window Roller
" problem. I decided to repost the entire fix process for those who have not done this fix on any of their windows before:
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- The Rear of your power window falls down out of the track or sags when the window rolls up
(Could be on any of the 4 doors).
- Replace both original "Rectangular" shaped window rollers with the newer style Round nylon rollers. It's nearly always the rear window slider that breaks, But If you really want to do this fix right, then replace BOTH
Front and Rear sliders in the window track while the doorpad is off!!! Rarely does the 3rd regulator arm slider break in the lower track.
Parts for the fix:
(2) - 9666748
nylon Rollersand (4 or 5) - 10161510
Retainer Clips ( Door pad plugs for the Door Panel, depending on what door your fixing).
Optional roller source:
nylon rollers: Dorman part # 74444
from advanced auto parts or Rock Auto, NAPA.
(6) - 3/16"
aluminum rivets OR (6) - 10-24 x 1/2"
Bolts and (6) - 10-24 "Nylon Insert"
Tools for the project:
(Will vary depending on What/How your doing the project).
Drill bit, 2"
C-Clamp, Door pad plug tool, Small flat screwdriver, Short Stubby flat screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, Channel lock pliers, Hand rivet gun, 3/8" open end wrench (Only for Nut/Bolt hardware method), Bearing grease, White spray lithium grease (Can) Blue painters tape and a magnet tool (Just in case).
For this example, I will be fixing Both
sliders on the DS Rear
door on my 95 Caprice. The process is similar on the other doors as well. Remember,
These doorpads, armrests and switch panels are fragile......So take your time and go easy on them when removing them!
. Remove the 2 screws that hold the armrest to the door, The gently lift the back of the armrest up a small amount and
pull out and remove it.
. Remove the screw in the center of the doorhandle pocket (Behind the door handle). Then carefully insert a small flat screwdriver in either end of the pocket and press in on the clip that holds the pocket in, then pull out on the pocket until the clip clears the doorpad - repeat on the other end of the pocket, Lift the pocket out and over the door handle.
Door pocket clips on the ends
. Remove the phillips screw in the doorpad at the bottom of the back end of the doorpad
. Using a good doorpad plug tool, locate the doorpad plugs (In the doorpad pic). The gently pull out in an area close to rear of the doorpad, and pop out the 1st doorpad plug with the tool.....Repeat until all 4 doorpad plugs are removed from the door.
Now carefully grab the doorpad near the top on both ends and lift up on the Rear of the doorpad 1st
until the inside seal comes out of the track, then lift up on the front end and gently work the doorpad up and out of the doorframe.
Remember, the Window switch still needs to be disconnected
before the doorpad can be removed completly! Remove the electrical connector by pressing down on the light green tab, then pulling out on the Connector
(Not the wire harness) to the window switch, whilke holding the switch in place in the doorpad. Now remove the doorpad.
Doorpad plug locations - DS Rear door (Other doors similar).
Electrical connector for the window switch