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Old 28 May 2012, 08:36 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
window on a '99 Camry. I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
propped it up with some rubber).

I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Michael
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Old 28 May 2012, 08:51 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On May 28, 6:36*pm, Michael <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
> window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
> the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
> propped it up with some rubber).
>
> I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
> off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
> I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
> Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael



.... and by "motor" I meant "window"... the *window* sank in position
over time.

404, brain not found, please insert brain and strike a key when ready.

Sorry about that

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Old 28 May 2012, 10:14 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael
<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote:

>I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
>window on a '99 Camry. I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
>the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
>propped it up with some rubber).
>
>I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
>off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
>I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
>Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.
>
>Any suggestions?


Stop banging on it. Use a glue like JBWeld .

>Thanks,
>
>Michael


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Old 28 May 2012, 11:32 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On May 28, 8:14*pm, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael
>
> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
> >window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
> >the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
> >propped it up with some rubber).

>
> >I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
> >off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
> >I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
> >Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

>
> >Any suggestions?

>
> Stop banging on it. * *Use a glue like JBWeld .



Oh, good. I just did a couple of hours ago, waiting for it to dry. I
was just hoping no one would respond saying it needs to move
freely.... aaaaaaahhhh!

Thanks.

Michael
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Old 29 May 2012, 12:29 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Mon, 28 May 2012 21:32:34 -0700 (PDT), Michael
<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote:

>On May 28, 8:14*pm, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael
>>
>> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
>> >window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
>> >the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
>> >propped it up with some rubber).

>>
>> >I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
>> >off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
>> >I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
>> >Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

>>
>> >Any suggestions?

>>
>> Stop banging on it. * *Use a glue like JBWeld .

>
>
>Oh, good. I just did a couple of hours ago, waiting for it to dry. I
>was just hoping no one would respond saying it needs to move
>freely.... aaaaaaahhhh!


Well, I hate to say this but I was taking your word that it didn't.
When you said you were banging on it, I thought you were trying to
force it on far enough that it would get stuck and not rotate. If
you wanted it to rotate, why wouldn't you just slide it on? If the
shaft had no groove on which a retaining washer could be attached, and
no threads, then I suppose it was fixed in place to begin with. But
you'll know after the glue sets -- well, I see you posted 13 hours
ago, so the glue has set.

Before it got cold, I was trying to get the inside panel off the
front door of my 2000 Camry Solara, but I didn't finish, and even
though it's probably the same as the rear window, I wasn't going to
look closely at the window mechanism anyhow.

Please let me know how it turns out, even if it makes me feel bad and
look bad. . --- Oh, I see that you glued it a couple hours before
you posted, and I posted only an hour before you posted, so I guess
I'm not responsible. Whew.. But still post back to let me know.


>Thanks.
>
>Michael


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Old 29 May 2012, 01:54 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On May 29, 10:29*am, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2012 21:32:34 -0700 (PDT), Michael
>
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>
>
>
>
> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >On May 28, 8:14*pm, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael

>
> >> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
> >> >window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
> >> >the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
> >> >propped it up with some rubber).

>
> >> >I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
> >> >off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
> >> >I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
> >> >Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

>
> >> >Any suggestions?

>
> >> Stop banging on it. * *Use a glue like JBWeld .

>
> >Oh, good. *I just did a couple of hours ago, waiting for it to dry. *I
> >was just hoping no one would respond saying it needs to move
> >freely.... aaaaaaahhhh!

>
> Well, I hate to say this but *I was taking your word that it didn't.
> When you said you were banging on it, I thought you were trying to
> force it on far enough that it would get stuck and not rotate. * If
> you wanted it to rotate, why wouldn't you just slide it on? *If the
> shaft had no groove on which a retaining washer could be attached, and
> no threads, then I suppose it was fixed in place to begin with. * *But
> you'll know after the glue sets -- well, I see you posted 13 hours
> ago, so the glue has set.
>
> *Before it got cold, I was trying to get the inside panel off the
> front door of my 2000 Camry Solara, but I didn't finish, and even
> though it's probably the same as the rear window, *I wasn't going to
> look closely at the window mechanism anyhow.
>
> Please let me know how it turns out, even if it makes me feel bad and
> look bad. . * --- Oh, I see that you glued it a couple hours before
> you posted, and I posted only an hour before you posted, so I guess
> I'm not responsible. *Whew.. * But still post back to let me know.



Oh, okay, will do. If I messed it up (with my luck I would have glued
the thing on upside-down) I would just run to AutoZone where they have
the part for $99 anyhow, or maybe at the junkyard if they have the
part.

It's not a rotating part... I think it just is supposed to secure the
various scissor parts together, but why they designed it able to so
easily come off, I'll never know...

Glue had set this morning. Last night it was still wet and when I put
it in the door it came off again (grr!) but maybe that was bc I didn't
have the right ratio of glue. I was more careful the second time.

Thanks!

Michael
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Old 29 May 2012, 10:07 pm   #7 (permalink)
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On May 29, 10:29*am, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2012 21:32:34 -0700 (PDT), Michael
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >On May 28, 8:14*pm, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael

>
> >> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
> >> >window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
> >> >the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
> >> >propped it up with some rubber).

>
> >> >I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
> >> >off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
> >> >I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
> >> >Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

>
> >> >Any suggestions?

>
> >> Stop banging on it. * *Use a glue like JBWeld .

>
> >Oh, good. *I just did a couple of hours ago, waiting for it to dry. *I
> >was just hoping no one would respond saying it needs to move
> >freely.... aaaaaaahhhh!

>
> Well, I hate to say this but *I was taking your word that it didn't.
> When you said you were banging on it, I thought you were trying to
> force it on far enough that it would get stuck and not rotate. * If
> you wanted it to rotate, why wouldn't you just slide it on? *If the
> shaft had no groove on which a retaining washer could be attached, and
> no threads, then I suppose it was fixed in place to begin with. * *But
> you'll know after the glue sets -- well, I see you posted 13 hours
> ago, so the glue has set.
>
> *Before it got cold, I was trying to get the inside panel off the
> front door of my 2000 Camry Solara, but I didn't finish, and even
> though it's probably the same as the rear window, *I wasn't going to
> look closely at the window mechanism anyhow.
>
> Please let me know how it turns out, even if it makes me feel bad and
> look bad. . * --- Oh, I see that you glued it a couple hours before
> you posted, and I posted only an hour before you posted, so I guess
> I'm not responsible. *Whew.. * But still post back to let me know.



The JB Weld worked perfectly! Thanks! =)

Putting the door back on was a challenge. Put the door on, only to
realize I had to pull it back off, attach it from the TOP (otherwise
there will be an inch gap bet. the door and the window) and THEN punch
the bottom clips in. Sigh.

Thanks again!

Michael
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Old 30 May 2012, 02:21 am   #8 (permalink)
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On Tue, 29 May 2012 20:07:35 -0700 (PDT), Michael
<mrdarrett@gmail.com> wrote:

>On May 29, 10:29*am, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 28 May 2012 21:32:34 -0700 (PDT), Michael
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >On May 28, 8:14*pm, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>> >> On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:36:23 -0700 (PDT), Michael

>>
>> >> <mrdarr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> >I'm trying to replace the power window regulator for the left rear
>> >> >window on a '99 Camry. *I could hear a motor whirring when pressing
>> >> >the power buttons, and the motor sank in position over time (we
>> >> >propped it up with some rubber).

>>
>> >> >I took the door apart, and it looks like a 6-toothed gear has fallen
>> >> >off the window regulator (which keeps the scissor assembly together).
>> >> >I tried banging on the gear with a hammer, but it keeps coming off.
>> >> >Planning to use some JB Weld on it before buying a replacement.

>>
>> >> >Any suggestions?

>>
>> >> Stop banging on it. * *Use a glue like JBWeld .

>>
>> >Oh, good. *I just did a couple of hours ago, waiting for it to dry. *I
>> >was just hoping no one would respond saying it needs to move
>> >freely.... aaaaaaahhhh!

>>
>> Well, I hate to say this but *I was taking your word that it didn't.
>> When you said you were banging on it, I thought you were trying to
>> force it on far enough that it would get stuck and not rotate. * If
>> you wanted it to rotate, why wouldn't you just slide it on? *If the
>> shaft had no groove on which a retaining washer could be attached, and
>> no threads, then I suppose it was fixed in place to begin with. * *But
>> you'll know after the glue sets -- well, I see you posted 13 hours
>> ago, so the glue has set.
>>
>> *Before it got cold, I was trying to get the inside panel off the
>> front door of my 2000 Camry Solara, but I didn't finish, and even
>> though it's probably the same as the rear window, *I wasn't going to
>> look closely at the window mechanism anyhow.
>>
>> Please let me know how it turns out, even if it makes me feel bad and
>> look bad. . * --- Oh, I see that you glued it a couple hours before
>> you posted, and I posted only an hour before you posted, so I guess
>> I'm not responsible. *Whew.. * But still post back to let me know.

>
>
>The JB Weld worked perfectly! Thanks! =)


Well, it was your idea. I was trying to be funny when I repeated it
(although in this case I would have recommended it anyhow.. My other
favorite "glue" for strength, where there is room for added material,
is PC-7, or its twin, PC-11. One is black, the other white. There
may be other differences but I haven't experienced them. I know that
PC-7 can go on a slowly leaking pipe while the pipe is leaking and
still dry waterproof (although you have to keep pushing it back on the
pipe for 20 minutes or so because the water makes it fall down. PC-7
and 11 are thicker when first mixed, and need a wet finger to smooth
them over, but they're not as runny as JBWeld. I suppose if needed
one could wait a while with JBWeld, but I don't like to wait at all
once something is mixed**. PC-7,11 will stick even to glass, although
maybe JBW will too.

**(I once put a gas tank patch on in very hot weather and it set in 4
or 5 minutes before I was done, and continued to look I had to drive
home from work with a maximum of 2 or 3 gallons in my tank. Had to
plan the route so there were always gas stations, and still I ran out
of gas once. I bought another epoxee kit and the next morning I put
it in the freezer for 5 minutes before I started to work. Plus I
worked faster, plus it wasn't as hot at 8 in the morning. The second
patch lasted for 5 years, iirc. Because of traffic I couldn't change
lanes, and I had driven over a chrome strip the previous day. Mad a
hole the size of a quarter. )
>
>Putting the door back on was a challenge. Put the door on, only to
>realize I had to pull it back off, attach it from the TOP (otherwise
>there will be an inch gap bet. the door and the window) and THEN punch
>the bottom clips in. Sigh.


That's how one learns. Everyone has gone through this. Even those
who go to mechanics school are not taught how to put a door back
together, I would bet. It's when it takes 4 tries to get something
back together that I wonder where my mind was, but that happens too.
>
>Thanks again!
>
>Michael


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On Wed, 30 May 2012 03:21:35 -0400, micky <NONONOmisc07@bigfoot.com>
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> **(I once put a gas tank patch on in very hot weather and it set in 4


BTW, this story revolves around something sold as Gas Tank Epoxy.
Complete with a fiiberglass patch 3x3". It didn't look like PC7 or
JBW, and I wouldnt' try to use a general purpose epoxy on a gas tank
unless I had no choice.

Strangely enough the patch failed the day I got my car back from being
painted, as if the fumes of the paint had attacked it. But I patched
it a third time (a second successful time) the next day (It had only
been dripping, not pouring out like the first time) and that patch
lasted the same legnth of time plus or minus a couple months, even
though the car wasn't painted at the end. As if it was just a
coincidence that it failed after the car was painted. I must have
patched it again, and this time it lasted until I got rid of the car.
Even with four patches, it was a lot easier than replacing the gas
tank. By the thrrd time I could do the patch in 10 or 15 minutes.

>or 5 minutes before I was done, and continued to look I had to drive
>home from work with a maximum of 2 or 3 gallons in my tank. Had to
>plan the route so there were always gas stations, and still I ran out
>of gas once. I bought another epoxee kit and the next morning I put
>it in the freezer for 5 minutes before I started to work. Plus I
>worked faster, plus it wasn't as hot at 8 in the morning. The second
>patch lasted for 5 years, iirc. Because of traffic I couldn't change
>lanes, and I had driven over a chrome strip the previous day. Mad a
>hole the size of a quarter. )
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On May 30, 12:21*am, micky <NONONOmis...@bigfoot.com> wrote:
....

> >The JB Weld worked perfectly! *Thanks! *=)

>
> Well, it was your idea. *I was trying to be funny when I repeated it
> (although in this case I would have recommended it anyhow.. *My other
> favorite "glue" for strength, where there is room for added material,
> is PC-7, or its twin, PC-11. *One is black, the other white. * There
> may be other differences but I haven't experienced them. I know that
> PC-7 can go on a slowly leaking pipe while the pipe is leaking and
> still dry waterproof (although you have to keep pushing it back on the
> pipe for 20 minutes or so *because the water makes it fall down. *PC-7
> and 11 are thicker when first mixed, and need a wet finger to smooth
> them over, but they're not as runny as JBWeld. *I suppose if needed
> one could wait a while with JBWeld, but I don't like to wait at all
> once something is mixed**. *PC-7,11 will stick even to glass, although
> maybe JBW will too.
>
> ***(I once put a gas tank patch on in very hot weather and it set in 4
> or 5 minutes before I was done, and continued to look *I had to drive
> home from work with a maximum of 2 or 3 gallons in my tank. Had to
> plan the route so there were always gas stations, and still I ran out
> of gas once. *I bought another epoxee kit and the next morning I put
> it in the freezer for 5 minutes before I started to work. Plus I
> worked faster, plus it wasn't as hot at 8 in the morning. * The second
> patch lasted for 5 years, iirc. *Because of traffic I couldn't change
> lanes, and I had driven over a chrome strip the previous day. *Mad a
> hole the size of a quarter. )
>
>
>
> >Putting the door back on was a challenge. *Put the door on, only to
> >realize I had to pull it back off, attach it from the TOP (otherwise
> >there will be an inch gap bet. the door and the window) and THEN punch
> >the bottom clips in. *Sigh.

>
> That's how one learns. *Everyone has gone through this. * Even those
> who go to mechanics school are not taught how to put a door back
> together, I would bet. * It's when it takes 4 tries to get something
> back together that I wonder where my mind was, but that happens too.



Wow I'll have to keep that in mind! Where did you get your PC-7 and
PC-11?

Made a hole the size of a quarter, huh... I would have tried a wine
bottle cork or something, while waiting to find glue...
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