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Unread 05-31-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Window Regulator Plastic Piece ????

I'm a regular over on the YJ forum with my '89, and this is the first time posting here for my wifes '01 GC....

I have an issue with the driver side window regulator and with some pix and the best description I can muster, I hope someone can help me out....

There are what looks like two plastic pieces (maybe one) at the bottom of the track that the window slides up and down on that houses the sheath of the window cable and also acts as a guide for the wire (shaped like a half moon)....Those pieces snapped off and I would like to know what exactly they are called, and if are they available independently from the regulator itself....I was told by a garage (a tricky garage) that you need to buy a whole new regulator....All help is appreciated.





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Unread 05-31-2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what they're called, but I believe the official repair is to replace the entire regulator. Check out this thread, someone fixed theirs with a part from Lowes.

http://jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=177859
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Keep searching (I don't have the link handy) but there is an aftermarket metal piece you can replace the broken plastic piece with that fixes the weak link. They're like $25 I believe.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 12:02 PM   #4
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Autozone's replacement is all-metal for $72.99, and has a lifetime warranty. Complain about something (non-cleanliness of the store or something) and they'll knock 10% off.
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I fixed the plastic piece....I drilled a hole through it and mounted it with a little nut and bolt....Done!

Now for the new issue....The cables that control the window somehow got all jambed up in the plastic winding....If you've ever seen one, it's wound in two different directions like a weed whacker....Well, the cables and the plastic housing that attaches to the motor are SHOT....Do I have to buy the motor or can I just buy the housing and the cables?
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Unread 05-31-2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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It' shot, sorry. I know exactly what you're talking about, and as a matter of fact, I've had the exact same issue. the metal cable gets all bent out of shape, and it's nearly impossible to rewind it properly. Get a new setup, Vatozone sells 'em, and I've got a spare OEM that you can probably have for $50.
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It' shot, sorry. I know exactly what you're talking about, and as a matter of fact, I've had the exact same issue. the metal cable gets all bent out of shape, and it's nearly impossible to rewind it properly. Get a new setup, Vatozone sells 'em, and I've got a spare OEM that you can probably have for $50.
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