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Windows slider swap without breaking

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Aus78Formula, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Aus78Formula

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    Yes, this old problem. I've had to replace the window sliders in both my VX and VZ as per every other Commodore, but unlike previous cars I've had, these seem to crack far too easily.

    The rattle is fixed and window nice and firm for 2-3 days and then it starts again, pull it down, yep, broken again. Or they break just to clamp them onto the studs, or the break pulling off the studs when checking if they were even broken.

    I've tried 3 different brands of genuine, slightly different Rare Spares and Chinese, all have the same results, none seem better. So much lube and grease, soaking in boiling water, chamfering the edge prior to clamping ball stud, none work.

    What's the trick? I never had problem back in the VR/VS days, but these seem rubbish and have no flex to them to spread or to retain their shape. Even years ago when Holden swapped a few in my VX when chasing a different fault, a week or two later I had another place replace the window regulator only to confirm that my fresh sliders were already broken also.

    Is there a secret brand or method to good results? I don't want to go through it all again on both cars until I can try something different! thanks
     
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    Or maybe it's standard to only have a few days drama free before they break
     
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    I assume there's no method that works, it's just luck.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    I replaced the driver side sliders on my vx years ago with no dramas . I used genuine parts and a small clamp.
     
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    Sounds to me if your breaking them all the time you will be better off replacing the whole regulator.

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    Just luck then
     
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    Nothing to do with luck they brake because your arm flexors as it lifts up as for the center of the X pivot wears and loosens.
     
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    I'm aware of that, that's not when they break. So yes, luck.
    I did this again yesterday, 2 different brands, 3 broken installing to get a 4th one on complete with chamfered edges to aid install. Luck.
     

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