Rattling Window Cure
Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:09 PM
Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:46 PM
Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:59 PM
Just did this to cure a rattle in the passenger door, clearly hadn't realise how much teeth gritting I had been doing driving the car before over even small bumps because now it is beautifully quiet and I only did the rear guide. What a great mod.
Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:40 PM
2 hours later and I'm back to square one, possibly even worse than before.
My windows have lots of wobble in them but the gap this mod fits the plastic and the sticky foam is too thick. No problem, took the foam off and then just used double sided sticky tape which was the right thickness. However no chance of it going through the rail guides. Gave up after I had to take the rail out to fix it all just to get back to what I had.
Looks like I'll have to live with the awful windows still
Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:12 PM
Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:49 PM
Yep homebase as per this thread. It just physically wouldn't fit. Taking the foam adhesive off and using double sided tape was much better fit but still was proving problematic.
Need to reread this thread and have a closer look at it I think.
Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:56 PM
Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:00 PM
Thats the problem I think, I hate to think how bad others is as mine is pretty bad.
Posted 20 August 2014 - 04:32 PM
Ok managed to force the trunking down the rear rails and it's helped massively with the movement in the windows. Passenger one had to be done with runner out but drivers side was much easier and was done with runner left in situ. The adjustment of the windows was more of a ball ache as the front/rear tilt doesn't seem to do much and both front in/out tilt adjusters are rusted solid so will have to look at getting some wurth on them over the next week and see how that goes.
Overall easier than most jobs, especially if you can do it with runners left in place.
Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:23 AM
Just in case it helps anyone here is an alternative approach for your consideration!
On my drivers window the top slider is the one that's worn. And the wear is on the outer finger so inserting a piece of plastic as above would solve the rattle but move the glass away from the body.
So what I did-
Removed the plastic bung on the inner door.
Made up a piece of plastic as per the picture. I used a piece of trunking capping. It's 30 mm overall with the gap between the two upstands 25mm. The width is about 20mm.
Then using a pice of old copper pipe I inserted the piece of plastic, already buttered with adhesive, and slid it between the runner and the worn plastic slider. The two upstands locate the plastic in place.
Leave to dry. I used araldite, so 24 hours to be sure.
Possible advantages of this approach - no need to remove the door cards or rubber waist seal. Glass remains aligned correctly.
Disadvantages - u may find inserting the piece of plastic tedious!
But has sorted my rattle out.
Sorry, system won't allow me to attach the picture of the plastic insert and the tool I used to fit it. Only allowed 500k file size. If the repair is of any interest to anyone, by all means contact me and I'll send u the picture.
Posted 17 June 2022 - 01:11 PM
Worth sending Dave E a PM, he still comes on here occassionally.
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