My Crossfire's back window has fallen almost completely out. I called 3 different places and have been told the only way it can be fixed is by replacing the entire top, which is absolutely absurd. There is nothing else wrong with the top. I contacted Chrysler and they were of no help AT ALL!!! I was told that it can not be glued or taped, I don't understand that!!
2005 Crossfire back window repair - Purchase from AutoZone, a tube of 3M Window Weld. Use acetone to clean the old glue from the window, then apply the Window Weld with a small, firm, soddering brush. Use beach towels to give the window support (in the up position) and let it set a day or so. Will give you many more years out of your top.
My name is david with topsinc .the problem is with the top .the manufactures used a patroliam substance that they didn't account for.and now all the glasses are falling out .you can't fix it .you have to replase it with a aftermarket top .we are our 3rd top .price for new top with warrenty and labor is 1800.00$.you can reach us at 772-589-3424---or www.topsinc.net
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What you will need is a replacement Window Regulator. You should be able to find one online for around $50.00. Make sure you Order the correct one. Drivers Side Front..... Passenger Side Rear... Each would be different. Removing the inner door panel. Check for videos on Youtube for your model and year to watch step by step instructions. On a scale of 1 to 5 this would be 3 to replace. Removing the regulator and getting the new one into place can be tricky. Just take your time and pay attention to how you remove the old one and what bolts and screws go where.
you will have to remove the door panels and remove the motor assembly. likely a piece has fallen off or deteriorated causing the track to stick and thus the problem. if any parts are bent and you can bend them back this will fix it too. but remove the window completely to do this procedure. if the window is a manual window, then same deal. remove the window and all the parts and re-assemble if you can or buy the broken pieces from a junkyard first then from the store if you canot find them in a junkyard.
You probably need a part called a window regulator. They are put in by glass shops and can be installed while you wait. It is a part you get at a Dealership, sometimes parts stores.
You get into hidden screws and attaching parts and by the time you order anything a glass shop can do it faster.
I had several small C clamps and wood and managed to move my fallen window back into place until the correct part arrived. You would need to place the clamp and wood on a frame piece inside the door. But realize that some of the shock and vibration protections are gone with this improvised method.
Had this happen to a back door w/electric windows. Remove outer panel. Pull back inner panel. until you see where the window fits into a nylon U. Be careful, try not to bend it very much. This may take a bit of effort as the caulking used is really good. The U is what holds onto the window while it raises and lowers. You will see a hole ~1" that should be plugged with a round piece of nylon. Mine had fallen and was laying on the bottom of the window. Retrieved the plug and put it back in place through the hole in the nylon U and the window. Walla! The window now works. It took about 1 1/2 hours and the person doing it was very knowledgeable about cars.
If you want to do this you need to remove the inner door panel( and maybe a weather barrier). be aware if you have any power options with switches on the door panel they must be disconnected before you attempt door panel removal.as soon as you remove the door panel(usually two or three screws and a dozen easily breakable plastic clips holding it in place) you will be able to see the window lift mechanism. if the window has not fallen completely off track you will be able to see how it is held by the "lift cradle" carefully without letting the window fall down into the door place the window back into its track"cradle" and loosely tighten the fasteners. and reconnect the window crank or window switch temporarily to slowly lift and lower the window while supporting it with your hand (to be sure it doesn't fall off its track while testing it) check if the window is tracking properly. if if seems to slide up and down appropriately and lands into the window seal appropriately then lower the window to a place where you can snug down the window retainers not too tight so as not to break the glass. and replace the door panel. after all switches or mechanisms are replaced test it again slowly to check for appropriate function and if you are satisfied pat yourself on the back for a job well done. i hope this helps
Yes. But it is not as simple as putting the window back on track. Most new vehicles use a different type of regulator (not the old pinion and rack type gear. Most use a small motor that is attached to cables that raise and lower the window. Most often these cables break and the window falls. Pull the inner door panel off and you can verify. If it is the regulator, check out Amazon. Seem to have the best prices and warrantees. Good luck!
you will need to remove just two parts well maybe three. the door trim there are a couple of hidden screws that are behind the hand grab that you will have to pull a plastic cover off of also screws on the bottom of the panel that should pull that off then there will be a plastic cover behind that carefully remove this you NEED to reinstall it. there are three 10 mm nuts that hold your window regulator in place when you hit the button can you hear the motor moving, in that door? if so GOOD. there will bee a broken clip that holds your window in place. will need that part carefully install and replace everything back should be good to go good luck. hope that helps. This is not an easy job.
i posted the same problem paid to have it sealed with silicone and came loose again. i roll a towel and shove it under the window to support it I am looking for after market top. I was told this was a COMMON problem. even though a trim shop did the repair you can tell where it soaked through the top. I am going to do it myself this time. but am going to still use the towel for support till i replace the top how sad that chrysler doesnt fix this problem.
Try using urethane sealant to redo the seal between the top and the glass.
I have a VW convertible that had the same problem. The sealant comes in a tube that you use in a caulk gun. Made by 3M and I purchased it from Advance Auto. About 18 bucks.
I contacted Chrysler after my local dealership told me I would have to replace the top at the cost of 3,000. Chrysler responded to my request for assistance. They contacted my local dealership and got the price for a new top redused to 1,700 and agreed to cover 50% of the cost. my cost was 850.00. I now have a new top with a 12 mo./12,000 mi warranty. My crossfire had 10,108 mi. I hope this is helpful. wstrawder