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So yeah, just bought this car tonight (91 CRX) and the drivers window is off track, im sure someones been inside there, what all is involved?
 

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^yup everything he said. Is it me or does everyone who first buys a used rex the window is somehow busted? Anyway when I first got mine I thought it was off track too, but closer inspection showed that the regulator was bent and F'd. Put a hammer to good use and straightened it out. Works a lot better than how it was before.

Oh yea dont forget to put a lil bit of grease in between the arms.
 

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Sometimes the regulator's mount bolts come loose and let the window sag and slip out of the track. Check all the bolts while you're in there. 4 for the regulator crank assembly, and 2 for the short track bolted to the door panel.
 

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downest said:
If you don't do a burnout it will fall off again.
LOL, thats champ. Thanks, thats exactly what i was looking for, Im new to CRXs, but not new to cars, been a mechanic most of my life, and just have never gotten into a honda till now. Im still lovin/missin my fiero, but i KNOW this cars ganna grow on me.

But thanks for that, i just wanted to knwo what to expect when i pulled the door panel off, and now i know.
 

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ZeniceguyCRX said:
take off door panel
undo 2 10m bolts holing to glass
put glass back in place
put 2 bolts back in
put panel back on
do a burnout
iLLA said:
Anyway when I first got mine I thought it was off track too, but closer inspection showed that the regulator was bent and F'd. Put a hammer to good use and straightened it out. Works a lot better than how it was before.

Oh yea dont forget to put a lil bit of grease in between the arms.
^^^ Ditto

The regualtor was bent on mine too. It is still not perfect but will have to work for now until i can find another one. Also i have found that the window track can sometimes get gunked up or get something in it, which will also throw the window off.
Check your window, the regualator and window tracks.
 

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I tried to fix one in a friend of a friend's car (90-3 Accord)... I ended up with a face full of glass. I must have tweaked it a bit un-jamming it, and it exploded. So much for safety glass. I had little slashes all over from it.
 

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Same thing happened to me...

Replaced the regulator...still happened.
Replaced seals in runners...still happened.
Replaced the metal runners...still happened.

I lived with it and told the passengers to not touch the freaking window crank or they walk home. hah. I got pretty good at taking the door off and putting it back together.

Lots of stuff can go bad in there to make the window off track. My one word of advice is to take off the door panel on the working door and compare. If you have to, take out the regulator off the working door and compare. You'll find what the problem is soon enough that route.
 

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The 89 Si I just acquired has that issue going on. I just got a different door. LOL SO yeah:

I !!

This is my 6th CRX, luckily I haven't had this problem until now. I guess there is a first time for everything!
 

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both of em are messed up, but ive had enough door panels off to at least have an idea of what SHOULD be goin on. PLus, with how bad this is, i think its ganna be pretty obvious
 

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Its me DUB said:
Same thing happened to me...

Replaced the regulator...still happened.
Replaced seals in runners...still happened.
Replaced the metal runners...still happened.
downest said:
If you don't do a burnout it will fall off again.
And you wonder why?

Example:
My car is in the middle, my windows are fine, while Matt's car on the right there, has/had a broken passenger side track.

Do you see why?
 

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Its me DUB said:
Say "I" if this has ever happened to you...
Strangely, no. Had to put a new window crank on the drivers side because the knob broke off the end ... maybe it's just because I do enough "preventive burnouts" :wink:
 
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