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Rear window, left hand side

There was a weird noise and when we tried to lower or clese the window, it was not moving. The motor was running, but the window keeps falling out of place

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  • laurakuylen Oct 14, 2008

    Is it possible that a mechanic has to glue the window to the bottom (what makes the window go up or down)? They said that it needs to be unassambled and put back together with glue (silicone glue)



    I didn't get any good vives about this. Is it true?

  • laurakuylen Oct 14, 2008

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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It looks like either your window regulator has failed, or the bolts that hold the window to the regulator may have loosened & came out. You will need to remove the door panel, then you will be able to see what the problem actually is, your problem is one or the other as listed above.

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 14, 2008

    If the window has indeed seperated from the bottom track/retainer, silicone glue is NOT the answer. Silicone glue ("RTV") is for sealing mating surfaces, and very little else, it has no lateral strength. That being said, if someone "silicones" it, the downward pull of the window motor will, in a short time, yank the bottom piece off of the glass, and you will be back in the same boat.

    What I would do: Take your car to a professional windshield replacement facility, explain your situation. The windshield people have the correct mastic-glue to reattach your glass securely to the lower channel. This is the best solution possible, other than replaceing the glass/retainer assembly, which will be expensive. I hope this helps you out.

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  • Toyota Ed Oct 16, 2008

    Thanks for the FIxYa. Much appreciated.

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