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Old 03-10-2007, 01:59 PM
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need to lower a back window

i was wanting to remove something from a junk yard wagoneer and since i'm one of those "don't want to break it cause someone will need it guys". how do you lower the back window? would removing the motor be the best way? and is it like removeing the window motor's same screw/bolt holes?
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:13 PM
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Go to the tech section of the archives and look for the articles there. There are more than one and they are very good.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:17 PM
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In my Cherokee I used to remove the clips from the motor arm's, slide the arms out of the guiding rods and the window would drop.
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Old 03-10-2007, 08:02 PM
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Big rock (wear gloves/safety glasses), I just tossed 6 wag/chero rear windows this past week.
No one will need that one (there are many more out there).
Sorry, but it's true.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:33 PM
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Big rock (wear gloves/safety glasses), I just tossed 6 wag/chero rear windows this past week.
No one will need that one (there are many more out there).
Sorry, but it's true.
i soooooooooooooooo wanted to do that but BRENDA said karma and relented i almost did it 3 different time's and just walked away
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:54 PM
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You can try using a motorcycle battery and some jumpers to activate the motor. If the motor is fried then go with Mikel's suggestion, just watch your fingers cause these windows are heavier then you might think.

Good deal on not breaking the window. As tempting as it is and as common as these windows can be, luck will see that it's the only window in town and Murphy will make sure you break your window within a week after breaking the junkyard one.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:01 AM
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Mikel had it right. A pair of sidecutters to cut the retainer clips and slide the arms out. The hard part is reaching up in there.

If it's a u-pull-it type of yard and the Waggie is either picked clean or has been there awhile, I wouldn't feel too guilty about breaking the glass either. Many go to the crusher with the rear glass in place. I've seen many broken by people who either need to get the tailgate open or need to scrounge a regulator or latch piece.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:58 AM
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I just lowered two windows on junkyard Wagoneers. I did it using a small 7/16 wrench. You can just fit in on the mounting bolts for the electric motor. Once it was out, I still had to work to get the windows down because the side tracks were so old and chewed up. After doing the first one, the second one (which had the window I wanted) came apart in less than 10 minutes.
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Old 03-12-2007, 09:28 AM
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thanks for the idea's. i'll try a couple out before i go with the big round key
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:49 PM
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Window lowering

I just did this last weekend I used my 14.4 volt makita drill battery after removing all of the screws in the door I cut a section of harness bared the wires and touched the battery it worked great after the window I wanted to remove the seats (front) took the same plug so I could move the seat up and forward and to the rear for easy bolt access now I have the piece of wire in the junk yard box as a tool and you can also tell if the parts are worth messing with.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:28 AM
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that is a good idea
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