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Old 07 Oct 2005, 11:15 pm   #1 (permalink)
Kunal
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hi,

The third and final problem with my 94 Camry LE 4 cyl is with the
driver side window. It is an automatic one. The glass rolls down pretty
fine, but while pulling up, comes to a stop before it shuts completely.
There remains a small gap approx. 2 cm. I observed that the glass while
rolling up tilts a bit towards the front side and hence small gap
remains even at the back of the door glass.

I have been living with this problem for around 4 months now. But since
winter is coming on, would like to get it fixed. I usually don't lower
it unless to pay a toll or at a take-out.

I showed it to a small garage near my home. The guy asked for approx.
$60. Is is worth it? More than that, should I let him do it. Somebody
suggested that since the door assembly needs to be removed, the best
thing to do is to go to the dealer. The Team Toyata near my place
didn't comment anything and wants $90 to just diagnose the problem.
They said that it could be something like the motor or the regulator
and both together could cost upto $500.However to me it looks more like
an alignment problem.

Pls. advise.
Thanks,
-Kunal
P.s. I tried spraying some silicon spray at the window edges and the
rubber socket but to no benefit

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Old 08 Oct 2005, 09:58 am   #2 (permalink)
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Best guess - the track got bent slightly.
Once saw a body shop guy grab the top of a door and just pull on it to
establish final alignment by bending the frame slightly.
Has anyone been opening and or closing your door by holding the top of
the window frame, rather than using the door handle? (hurried parking
attendant?)
The mirror is rigidly mounted. Any possibility the mirror was subjected
to some impact that crimped the channel at that point?

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Old 09 Oct 2005, 11:37 am   #3 (permalink)
Kunal
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Thanks Daniel.
No one has been opening the door that way.
So are you suggesting that I show it to a Body repair shop. That is one
of things I would like to know -- whether to take it to a body repair
shop, glass repair shop or a regular repair shop like Pepboys.

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Old 11 Oct 2005, 08:00 pm   #4 (permalink)
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keep looking, someone posted a fix along with pics.
"Kunal" <kunal999@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
>
> The third and final problem with my 94 Camry LE 4 cyl is with the
> driver side window. It is an automatic one. The glass rolls down pretty
> fine, but while pulling up, comes to a stop before it shuts completely.
> There remains a small gap approx. 2 cm. I observed that the glass while
> rolling up tilts a bit towards the front side and hence small gap
> remains even at the back of the door glass.
>
> I have been living with this problem for around 4 months now. But since
> winter is coming on, would like to get it fixed. I usually don't lower
> it unless to pay a toll or at a take-out.
>
> I showed it to a small garage near my home. The guy asked for approx.
> $60. Is is worth it? More than that, should I let him do it. Somebody
> suggested that since the door assembly needs to be removed, the best
> thing to do is to go to the dealer. The Team Toyata near my place
> didn't comment anything and wants $90 to just diagnose the problem.
> They said that it could be something like the motor or the regulator
> and both together could cost upto $500.However to me it looks more like
> an alignment problem.
>
> Pls. advise.
> Thanks,
> -Kunal
> P.s. I tried spraying some silicon spray at the window edges and the
> rubber socket but to no benefit
>



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Old 11 Oct 2005, 09:23 pm   #5 (permalink)
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A cable run trough a plastic bracket and complete a loop ; the bracket is
likely broken ! The bottom portion of this bracket is broken and only the
top portion is still there so your window will come down but the steel peg
on the cable will come off the bracket as soon as you bring the window down
again . Help the window up gently by pulling it up with one hand inside and
the other one outside and get someone to press the up button until the
window is all the way up and then unplug the motor so you don't accidently
use it again if you don't want to spend money on it . 60.00 is definitly a
good price for a fix-it , it sound almost too good to be true so I would get
somekind of warranty in writing if I were you . If you decide to fix-it
yourself you'll need a metric socket wrench 8 mm and 10 mm and about 30
minutes of your time . You could find a used motor assembly at a wreck but
keep in mind that it's a design flaw and the same part will eventually break
again . It's happening when someone press the auto-power button when the
cycle is not complete and these little electric motors have enough torque to
break off that little piece of plastic ...

Hope that helped ! mario


"tj" <trichar3@rochester.rr.comcom> wrote in message
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> keep looking, someone posted a fix along with pics.
> "Kunal" <kunal999@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1128744910.967117.263440@f14g2000cwb.googlegr oups.com...
>> hi,
>>
>> The third and final problem with my 94 Camry LE 4 cyl is with the
>> driver side window. It is an automatic one. The glass rolls down pretty
>> fine, but while pulling up, comes to a stop before it shuts completely.
>> There remains a small gap approx. 2 cm. I observed that the glass while
>> rolling up tilts a bit towards the front side and hence small gap
>> remains even at the back of the door glass.
>>
>> I have been living with this problem for around 4 months now. But since
>> winter is coming on, would like to get it fixed. I usually don't lower
>> it unless to pay a toll or at a take-out.
>>
>> I showed it to a small garage near my home. The guy asked for approx.
>> $60. Is is worth it? More than that, should I let him do it. Somebody
>> suggested that since the door assembly needs to be removed, the best
>> thing to do is to go to the dealer. The Team Toyata near my place
>> didn't comment anything and wants $90 to just diagnose the problem.
>> They said that it could be something like the motor or the regulator
>> and both together could cost upto $500.However to me it looks more like
>> an alignment problem.
>>
>> Pls. advise.
>> Thanks,
>> -Kunal
>> P.s. I tried spraying some silicon spray at the window edges and the
>> rubber socket but to no benefit
>>

>
>



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Old 16 Oct 2005, 07:58 pm   #6 (permalink)
Kunal
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Vow mario, thanks, it seems you exactly know what the problem is... you
are a genius. I will see what i can do about it.

Also, your earlier tip on the passenger side door locks worked too. I
sprayed some silicone spray on the door locks and handles and it works
very fine now. Seems something was indeed sticking.

Thanks for all your help..

-kunal

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