Window goes off track

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ALAN SUSCHANKE
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
How to adjust front pass window?
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 11:42 AM

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Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Remove door panel and check the bolts holding on the window regulator for tightness, also look at the window regulator, its possible its bent and needs replacement
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi alan suschanke,

Try spraying some silicone or wax lubricants on the door glass runchannel to see if it helps. Front area is most suspect, try using water to test.

Dead run channel will cause high friction resulting in the slanting glass when going up.

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Sunday, June 29th, 2008 AT 2:26 AM
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JEEAM
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I am retiree and I don't have income. My 1997 camry 6 cyl. LE driver side window trouble, some time works and some time stops at middle of operation. After 5-10 minutes moves little. It takes about 15 minutes to close complete window.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Start with lubeing the window tracks. You can buy a specific spray on dry lube for this, if the motor is labouring, you may want to remove the trim and lube the winder mechanism, see how that works first.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Today I got time and try it the way described in answer but no out come.
Is any other possibilities? Pl. Let me know so I can follow according.

Looking for your help.

Thanks

jeeam (girish)
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
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SANTO2010
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The driver's window gets off the fitting when I try to close the window. Please suggest the possible problem and cost to get it repaired.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you mean it get's off track?Without removing the door panel to see what's going on it's hard to say how much it will cost without know what's wrong with it.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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You are right. It goes off the track.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I just need a rough estimate.

Thanks

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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:10 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do you have manual or power windows?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Its power windows.

Thanks
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Let's say worse case it's a broken window regulator that would be 1.3hr's labor time's shop labor rate 80-100 per hr?The regulator with motor is 45 plus shipping depending on where you buy it.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks a lot for helping with this deciding factor. I am buying this car having only this propblem, otherwise the car has 100K miles and runs great.

Thanks again
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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If your handy with tool's and want to save some money you could always pull the inner door panel off and fix it yourself.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I would love to do that, but I am new with car, so will not take risk right now. :)

anyways thanks for boosting my confidence.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
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MULDOON
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Toyota camry 1993 the drivers side window goes off the track and does not close properly
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Check the door runchannel. If they are bad, they can restrict the door glass movement causing it to go off track. Try some silicone based lubricant onto the runchannel where the door glass slides up. It might require repeated movement up and down to get the door glass moving smoothly again. DO NOT use oil based lubricants such as WD40, they would agrave the problem as oil would damage the runchannels causing the door glass to stick to the runchannels.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MULDOON
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Thank you but that did not work still jumps off the channel about 5 inches from top and goes over and outside of the rubber gasket on left side of drivers window.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Remove the door panel and check the regulator to see if it is securely held. If yes, you would have to replace the runchannel.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)
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FRANCESCA108
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1993 Toyota Camry

I came back from vacation to find the back window on the driver's side won't roll up. The windows are manual. Is this a window regulator problem, and, if yes, approximately how much should it cost to repair this?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 7:11 PM (Merged)

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