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Window repare i opened the care door to fix a window clip to find out that it wasnt the window clip that broke but the piece(dont know the name) that holds the wire in order for the window to move broke and so i bought a new one now my problem is im having trouble getting to it to replace it. whats the easiest way to get to it and replace it and picktures of how they both have to look put in correctly would help because i believe the other one came off and needs to be snapped in.

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  • taquecop May 11, 2010

    I think you probably need a whole new window regulator with new motor attached for little over $100 dollors but I cant be sure due to the fact that I don't know much about the car, no details and not sure what clip and piece is.

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Either window in my 1996 pontiac grand am will roll up or down properly the fromt of the window seems to drop. there is no hole for a window clip to hold the window on track. do you have any suggestions? please help.

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