[Vwdiesel] Loren, window cranking hard solution.

mark shepherd mark at shepher.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Jul 14 12:58:39 PDT 2009

" Do y'all understand what I'm talking about?  "

Nope, but you seem happy...

[I jest; was there no water corrosion problem at all?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sherwin Goff" <sherwingoff at yahoo.com>
To: "VWDiesel" <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:47 PM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Loren, window cranking hard solution.

> Loren, didn't you ask me to let everyone know how my "window cranking 
> hard" turned out?
> I needed to understand the problem before I could apply any solution.
> So here was the problem and here is the solution.
> Y'all wanted to know how it went with fixing the window cranking problem 
> on the driver’s side of my 1981 VW pickup.
> It would not crank up and down like normal. (It cranked very hard.)
> Well, there is an arched tube inside the door chamber that fastens to the 
> window glass and the tube is a bit like the St Louis Arch. (Picture the St 
> Louis Arch.)
> This arched tube has a cable inside of it and as you crank the window up 
> and down, this cable moves the window up and down because there is a 
> bracket that fastens to the window with two bolts.
> It seems that there are three felt bands that rap around the tube and 
> these can rub (and put pressure) against the glass as it goes up and down. 
> One felt band is around the very top of the arched tube and at that point 
> the tube was pressing too hard against the window glass and this pressure 
> against the glass caused the window to crank up and down so hard that it 
> had actually broken handles off of a couple of window cranks.
> I took the tube (the arch) out and oiled it before I figured out what the 
> problem was.  So I had to take it out again and bend the top of the arch 
> away from where it was pressing too hard against the glass.  This little 
> trick fixed the problem.
> It is a little tricky to get the tube (arch) out, but by taking out the 6 
> bolts that hold it and then leaning the top of the arched tube toward the 
> back of the vehicle it slipped right out and it when back in the same way.
> I had to lower the window all the way down to get at the two bolts that 
> held the glass, and then hold the window up all the way with my hand 
> (which is a bit tricky) while I took the tube out.  I then bent it a bit 
> away from the glass and put it back in the door the same way it had come 
> out.
> Am I making any sense?  Do y'all understand what I'm talking about?
> If you have any questions, email me.
> Sherwin Goff
> Yes, you can do it!
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