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Window Height And Vent Window Adjustments

Here they are, unburied from earlier posts. Regarding adjusting door components for new door seals.

If your doors are properly aligned...

Window Height Adjustment

After installing new door seals with the window wound all the way up, had a 1/4 to 1/8th in gap at the rear corner of the window near the B pillar so the window did not reach the seal. Before the new seals, the window was low at the back too.

The fix:

With the window rolled down. Clamp the wheeled carrier wheels to the vent frame, I used spring clamps (large orange, medium black). Loosen the 10mm bolts and rotate the window, clockwise for driver's door, counter clockwise for passenger's. Tighten bolts, remove clamps roll up window, roll down Then adjust front stop and rear stop (if necessary).

If that is not enough, loosen window regulator bolts and lift window, tighten bolts. Then adjust front stop and rear stop (if necessary)

If that's not enough adjust rear rail. With window down adjust lower fitment. Roll up window adjust upper accordingly. Then adjust front stop and rear stop (if necessary)

Vent Window Adjustment

The vent window frame is adjustable, up, down, forward and rearward. The interior edge of the the vent frame is recessed to close against the lower part of the seal without pushing it up. At the top of the frame where the window meets the the frame is a small piece of wedged rubber that eases the transition between frame glass and rubber, tilt the vent frame so this area makes firm contact with the rubber. The glass should fit enough to compress the rubber. I loosened all the 10mm vent window frame bolts, including vent window regulator. Close the door and adjust the frame to fit the rubber, snug the top adjustment bolts, then set the inward pitch, test with window up, down and rolling window up. If it's good tighten everything test, adjust, test etc...until you can live with it.

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Window height and rotation adjustment may be necessary as well to make a good seal.

May also need to adjust door strike on the B pillar. The weakest part of the whole thing is the upper B pillar glass corner.

It takes a while for the rubber to ease and compress.

After adjustment of vent frame, you can test the window to rubber compression with a piece of paper or a spray bottle.



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Used my shot ha?

I get a FAQ T-shirt for that? lol

was looking for a photo of a window :) Or lack thereof 

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Maybe I'm dumb but I read this twice and I still don't understand how to adjust the vent window up, down, forward or rearward. Where would I find the "10mm vent window frame bolts"?

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Maybe I'm dumb but I read this twice and I still don't understand how to adjust the vent window up, down, forward or rearward. Where would I find the "10mm vent window frame bolts"?

You must remove the door panel to be able to see the bolts in question.

 

There is one that bolts the "leg" that comes down from the very front corner of the vent frame and that one attaches to a bracket that looks like a piece of angle iron.

 

There is another one below the center of the base of the vent window.

 

Haven't looked at one in a long time, but that's the best I can remember.

 

Take off the door panel and you should be able to see all of the adjusting bolts.

 

Regards, Maurice.

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