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Old 07-12-2019, 04:59 PM   #21
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That is probably a better fix than the one from MillionMiles...
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:55 AM   #22
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That is probably a better fix than the one from MillionMiles...
It is better in that it was in stock and available for delivery.

I'd rather one that rolls than slides, but in any event, this one certainly will not break.
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Two more points on this broken window-lifter issue:

(1) Million Mile Sprinter will have his regulator part back in stock this coming week.

He actually has them fabricated by a supplier, hence the delay. I'm guessing that his is a better design as well, because it appears to roll as well as slide.

(2) Even if you do NOT wish to preemptively replace your hardware, you would be doing yourself a big favor by opening up your door (remove the trim) and using a good solvent to clean out the track, then place fresh grease in there.

We found that the grease had deteriorated so badly that it literally was acting like glue. I think the plastic part snapped due to friction in the glue-that-was-formerly-grease.

In other words, it was a tensile break. The plastic part got stuck in the "glue" and then the actuation arm snapped it in half due to the resulting resistance.

So who knows - if you simply solvent-out the grease and replace it, your plastic bits may never break.

This video shows the door dismantling process, and it also shows the "no hardware" replacement option. Dude thinks he's found a good way to fix it permanently, but I notice that he didn't do anything to remedy his glue-grease. So, I'm wondering how long the motor and gears will last under these operating conditions. He is correct in that the arm mechanism will never break again. But his gears might strip.

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A roll of laminating plastic available at WM or an office supply place works great as a field expedient repair. Take your time putting it on. I've used it to hold a shattered window together. Worked better than tape.
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Old 07-17-2019, 03:44 PM   #25
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A roll of laminating plastic available at WM or an office supply place works great as a field expedient repair. Take your time putting it on. I've used it to hold a shattered window together. Worked better than tape.
Do you mean like this?

Unaddressed thus far: What happens if you lose one of your fixed side windows in a rainstorm? Or even when it's dry? What can be put over the hole that will stay in place when there is no door to slam shut on it?
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Just wanted everyone to know the final outcome and cost of our window regulator. We ordered the passenger regulator from Sprinter Source in Oregon. Cost was $300 + $25 for shipping to NH. Installation was $85 (and a tip) and included the initial time the mechanic took it apart to check to find the problem, get the window back in place and disconnect the window switch temporarily. One hour later, we got the call to pick it up. It works great and is a bit quieter than the driver's side. We have MillionMileSprinter parts on order for when the driver's side fails... knock on wood
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