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How to replace VT Manual Window Regulator

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by deslexia, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. deslexia

    deslexia New Member

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    Can someone please tell me how to detatch the window from the manual regulator..?
    Help Please...?
     
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    Drill out the rivets holding the regulator in place and then slide the regulator off of the window runners.
    Installation is reverse basically but is easier with 2 people.
    Holden sells the replacement rivets or you can use the replacement nuts and bolts.
     
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    this sounds really easy. i might have a crack this weekend. im wondering how much of a hassle it will be to fit though. im guessing lining up the runners with the regulator arm clips will be the hardest bit. i think a second person to help holding the window will help a bunch.
     
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    didnt turn out to be too hard. some tips i can think of are use 5mm bolts and nuts is ok instead of rivets. its just a little tricky to get some of the nuts on. do them up tight. u need a 10mm socket for the guide rail. bolt this on second i think.remove the regulator arms and also put them back in with the window about 3/4 of the way up, and have the winder handle close to get the regulater back down to the right place. you can also move it around a bit with the window to line up the bolt holes. bolt the 4 bolts to the regulator last. its easy enough to do with one person.
    sorry its a bit out of order, but its just a few tips, not the whole exact process.
     
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    Also good to lube the runners in the base of the glass with some grease.
     
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    I don't think I've ever installed a manual regulator... just electric ones. Removed plenty of manual ones though :p

    I do the same thing I wind the motor to where the bolt holes line up while someone holds the window. On the rears it's easy to do yourself a 4 year old could do the rears.
     
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    i might pull the trim off again and get out the lube :)
    (front door not back door) ;)

    maybee the manual regulator would be a little harder to get in because of the big knob

    :D
     
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    Definatley easier with two people. I did my front ones yesterday. I had to cut my dynomat off the access holes haha. Any way drill off the top off the 4 rivets holding the bracket to to the door. I used 4.5 mm bolts to hold the new ones back on. The regs I bought off eBay came with the runners. Undo the the other two bolts holding the other runner off. Make sure the window is near the bottom. Push the window winder bit through the hole and then slide the runners off the bottom window. Putting the new mech is an exact reversal. Having two people will make things easier. Make sure to put plenty of grease on the runner section!!! Can never have to much

    I hope this helps you

    Smokeman
     
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    its a lot easier to get a manual regulator out with the window 1/4 down. stops any chance of scratching the window etc.
    only because of the winder knob.
    short m5 (5mm) bolts are probly just easier to get (every bunnings, even big w).
    dont hesitate to do it on your own. its only for window holding purposes u can use a second person. then u have to deal with stuff like talking to the helper and all that rubbish. easier on your own imo
     
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    Thank you for all the tips. Time for me to have a go
     
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    Decided to finally fix the front window regulator on the missus's VT ..what a pita. Since i googled and came here for advice .. will share the results. been a useful forum this over the years.

    It was slipping teeth but both gears are intact and you needed to be arnie to move it.

    plenty of 'how to change it' advice around, boring, I am fixing the bloody thing.
    It was designed to not be dismantleable, the main gear and arms are pressed together and cover the tags that need to be bent open to remove the actual regulator section.
    hah, I got a shed .. removed, sliced the stop in half with a cutoff saw and flattened it down some, allowed me to wind the gear totally out of the way, cold chiselled the tags off, pulled the reg apart and threw away the planned obsolescence failure point, a little nylon bush on the back of the regulator and wd40'ed the rust out, probably why it was so stiff under load. grabbed a 4mm nut and drilled it out to 4.5mm, welded it in where the plastic bush was, packed the regulator with lanolin grease and welded it back together with a couple of tacks where the folded over pins were with the MIG.

    refitted, works a treat, smooth as silk.

    thanks commodore forum peeps for all the quiet help over the years..
     
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    oh hai! hows this for a 1.5 year thread dig?

    Is it possible someone can throw up some photos of this?

    im in dire straights of needing a window-reg replaced - drivers side of a VT commodore (manual).. and some pics would be fantastic

    thanks in advance <3
     
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    anyone...?
     
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    PM me you email address and I'll send you all you need to know in a PDF.
     
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    Pm'd. Thanks in advance!!
     
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    No worries.....
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    Hi Nut kracker,

    anyway you could put up the pictures for this please, need to do my drivers side one but knowing my luck ill probably stuff up lol

    Any help would be appreciated
    Cheers
     
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    See the PDF below......
     

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