i need to adjust my window (forward/back) using the 2 lowest adjuster screws...they've been adjusted a lot previously and the screw head has been obliterated...
does turning the actual bolt that the screw is housed in have any effect on adjusting the windows? or will i just be dismantling the adjustment mechanism?!
any info'd be great, ta.
It makes sod all difference. And then the bolt drops out and you have no option but to take the door card off again. Guess who has been playing "mechanics in the cold" all of Saturday? Had to replace my window regulator, so everything was apart. First attempt last Saturday resulted in pretty severe wind noise and it wasn't water tight. Knew it was too good to be true.
So this Saturday, with the assistance of my sister's boyfriend, I stripped the doorcard off again and followed the guide (to the letter ) about refitting. Thought it was all done, put the door card back on. Packed up the tools - making jokes and happy to be finished. Slammed the door and the glass was almost a centimetre taller than the window seal!
Right, off with all the nonsense again ( by now I am getting much faster at stripping that thing down ) and had another attempt. Checked, rechecked and rechecked again. It is perfect if you close it gently, but if you slam it, or close it from the inside, the glass just catches on the top edge of the rubber. I don't see how it can ever be perfect without the up/down modification that came with the later models. Too low, and it will let wind and water in. Too high and it will catch. But it needs to be pretty close if it is to seat under the rubber lip at the top. I am going to see if the rubber settles a bit when the weather warms up, but as it is water ( and virtually wind noise free ), I am going to live with it. This will drive you mad and I warn anyone attempting this job that it will likely end in you wanting to burn your car. I was busy faffing with the window from 2pm to 9:30pm, freezing my lock nuts off.
In closing, I would like to thank the kind person on this forum that uploaded the workshop manual pages for doing this job - they were very useful.