On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:17:11 GMT, Richard Catrambone
>I have a lot of trouble rolling the driver's side door window up and
>down on my '65 coupe (3 speed, 200 cu in engine). Every once in a while
>it will roll easily, but most of the time it won't I've taken the door
>apart a couple of times and adjusted the tilt of the vent window
>assembly, the tilt of the main glass assembly, and the equalizer arm.
>I've also greased the rails and rollers. (As an aside, is it better to
>use white lithium grease, general purpose grease, or something else?).
>Despite all this fiddling around I can't get the window to move easily.
> One thing I have not messed with is the window regular assembly
>itself. I've thought of replacing it but I keep thinking that there are
>so many other things (like the things above) that play a role here that
>I would be surprised if the regular itself is causing the problem.
>There is some wobble to the "stem" of the assembly that the handle
>attaches to, but I've also noticed some wobble on the stem on the
>passenger side and that window generally moves pretty easily.
>So, I guess what I'm asking is what are the most likely causes for the
>window being hard to roll. Is it the case that it is a real art to
>adjusting all the components just right?
Dirt (old nasty grease in the rails) and worn out rollers were the
culprits for my '65.
I'd disconnect the major components from one another and see which is
the weak link.
When I transferred the door components to a new door shell, "precise"
alignment wasn't really needed..the tolerances have enough jiggle room
to compensate...just use common sense and band-aids for the scraped
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