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94conv.

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My window stop guide broke on my 94' on the front of the passenger side window. I have the part but cant find the tool it calls for. Does anyone have a short cut to get the screw/bolt out or to hold the back to keep it from spinning? I did the search and found post about it but non that say they did got it done.
 

94conv.

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I GOT IT!!!! Man, I was up till alomost one in the morning last night then today I had a brain storm, took plumbers putty and got an imprint of the back of the nut on the backside of the broken guide/stop and took an old putty knife and tin snips and made a tool to hold it in place. It worked but I hope none of you have to change one of these out, it had a pita rating of at least an 8 or a 7. Had to take a break then its off to put the panel back on and hopefully its done.
 

lone73

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If you take off the aluminum panel that is right under the outer door panel the PITA factor drops to about a 2 level. I have replaced three on my '96. Did it the hard way the 1st 2 times. Now I take off the alum panel. About 8 screws hold it and then one connecting rod attached to the inside door handle. I don't have the tool either.


BTW, another poster here (don't recall who) recommended an upgrade that I tried the last time I replaced the one on my drivers door. These things fail fairly often on a daily driven car, I'm only getting about 65K miles out of 'em. Obviously it depends on how often you run your windows up/dn. Before you install the next one build the inside up with epoxy to add some strength to it. Just leave a clear path for the bolt.
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94conv.

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Thanks for the tips. I did end up loosening the aluminum panel so I could get closer to the stop, I didnt take it out though, there was one nut that looked like it attacted to the window mechanism and I didnt know if it would fall or move. Ill remember the epoxy tip, its too late for this one, its in there and I dont want to do it again for awhile. How did you get the nut off or keep it from spinning without the tool? I used part of a putty knife the I bent 90 degrees and cut down to fit in the hole, it was by luck it worked.
 

lone73

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There is one bigger bolt through the panel in the upper left area that has to do with the rear window stop I believe. If my memory serves me correctly you loosen it to allow movement but it doesn't cause movement. I know that I just took it out when I did mine with no ill effects in the window adjustments.

Sounds like a very clever use of the putty knife. I have no need for the tool with the aluminum panel out. There is enough room to get a pair of small channel locks in there to hold the round nut.

Glad to hear you got it fixed. :beer

regards
lone73
 

94conv.

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someone from arts corvettes just got back with me about the tool, Kent Moore, Call 1-800-468-6657 .
 

94conv.

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$38.95 48 hour shipping or less. Wonder if I could market my putty knife?
 

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