Door Window Regulator Questions

westie47

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Since I had to strip the doors completely for painting, I am cleaning up/restoring everything.
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I inadvertently cranked the regulator too far and it came out of the gear rather quickly. I thought I broke my finger!!! Anyway I’m trying to fix it but can’t seem to get the coil spring tight enough. Looking for any tips on installing it.
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You can see that it’s too loose.
I also can’t figure out how to remove the old rollers off the regulator.
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Thanks!
 

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Drill out the shouldered section of the old swaged as large as possible without enlarging the mounting hole in the arm. The old retainer should drive out with a drift punch and the new part will need to be swaged back into the arm. Measure the OD of the new retainer to choose the correct drill size. Your center punch location will need to be precise here!
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Drill out the shouldered section of the old swaged as large as possible without enlarging the mounting hole in the arm. The old retainer should drive out with a drift punch and the new part will need to be swaged back into the arm. Measure the OD of the new retainer to choose the correct drill size. Your center punch location will need to be precise here!
Mike
The ‘shouldered’ section is the back side?
 

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Since I had to strip the doors completely for painting, I am cleaning up/restoring everything.
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I inadvertently cranked the regulator too far and it came out of the gear rather quickly. I thought I broke my finger!!! Anyway I’m trying to fix it but can’t seem to get the coil spring tight enough. Looking for any tips on installing it.
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You can see that it’s too loose.
I also can’t figure out how to remove the old rollers off the regulator.
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Thanks!
You drop the spring onto the center pin as you have it.
Then the opposite end you clamp a pair of vise grips on the end then wind away.
Slip it onto the retain post and your done.
Simular to setting a critter trap , mind those fingers :D
 

westie47

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You drop the spring onto the center pin as you have it.
Then the opposite end you clamp a pair of vise grips on the end then wind away.
Slip it onto the retain post and your done.
Simular to setting a critter trap , mind those fingers :D
That’s why God gave us ten of them right?
 

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