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Old 06-07-2014, 12:39 AM
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Tailgate motor and regulator adjustment

Hi all,

I've been wrestling with my tailgate window and we finally got the thing down and the cover off... Have luckily determined that the lift channel and clips are fine, the motor runs fine, but one of the regulator mounting bolts is broken off, which I'm going to replace, but I want to know where I can find instructions (or if anyone here knows) that will tell me how to restore it to factory specs with regard to any adjustments or settings on the regulator.

I also noticed that there is what looks like an adjustment screw on one end of the window motor--what does this do?

The window seems sloppy, and right now I'm assuming that it's because of the broken bolt and drift over the years.

Obviously, any suggestions and pointers to more info is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2014, 08:21 AM
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pics? I don't have a tailgate to look at anymore. I recall loosening the motor/regulator bolts to "tilt" it slightly and that improved the up/down of the glass till I put in a manual crank.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:35 AM
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The most likely cause(s) if the window is sloppy/loose.

Worn regulator arm pins. They get large grooves worn in them over the years.
Millerluck sells replacement pin kits. Or you can weld the pins.

Side weatherstrip guide rail channels worn out. The weatherstrip deteriorates and the window becomes loose.
Can buy new ones.

The body channel window weatherstrip can also get worn out.
Can buy new one.

The regulator will benefit from a cleaning to remove all the old dirt/grease.
A can of brake cleaner to hose it down until clean, then apply some aerosol white lithium grease to the moving parts.

I've owned a ton of these things, very rarely is it a problem w/ regulator mechanism or window motor.

I have a bunch of the regulator bolts/spacers if you need one, they're kind of a goofy item.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:22 AM
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The most likely cause(s) if the window is sloppy/loose.

Worn regulator arm pins. They get large grooves worn in them over the years.
Millerluck sells replacement pin kits. Or you can weld the pins.

Side weatherstrip guide rail channels worn out. The weatherstrip deteriorates and the window becomes loose.
Can buy new ones.

The body channel window weatherstrip can also get worn out.
Can buy new one.

The regulator will benefit from a cleaning to remove all the old dirt/grease.
A can of brake cleaner to hose it down until clean, then apply some aerosol white lithium grease to the moving parts.

I've owned a ton of these things, very rarely is it a problem w/ regulator mechanism or window motor.

I have a bunch of the regulator bolts/spacers if you need one, they're kind of a goofy item.

But otherwise it's just a bolt in ordeal? No left right up down adjustment? I've got my manual window taken apart and was wondering the same thing
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:47 AM
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Hijack. I have the window out and am trying to put it back in but I cannot get the retaining clips on. I bought new ones from grandwagoneer since mine were destroyed trying to remove them. I have tried brute force, I have tried using a socket to push against the trail. I have tried a c-clamp.

I am about to cut an access hole...
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:36 PM
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I did some more searching and found that a thin washer and e-clip was the way to go. I did that and it works great. I think I will be a little more judicious about removing the access panel, checking it all out and keeping it lubed.
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I did some more searching and found that a thin washer and e-clip was the way to go. I did that and it works great. I think I will be a little more judicious about removing the access panel, checking it all out and keeping it lubed.

To you Mike Did you do a wright up on that.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:27 PM
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There are already a couple of write-ups on it and then I talked to a good friend who also said it was the way to go.

ACE had the right 'e' clip but they didn't have a washer that was thin enough. Fortunately my coffee can of washers had a couple that would work.

Previously my channels had no guides to them and the driver side one had the lower one broken off. It is actually amazing the window worked as well as it did. But now it is super smooth.. Nice.
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Just a thought, but if someone put pen to page about things going bad, would that be considered a wrongup?
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