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98 318 Front window goes up and down but tilts forward and jams

I have replaced the slide clips in the bottom of the window and it now goes up and down but tilts forward when going up. This causes jamming. I have found a small white clip in the bottom of door but am unsure where it goes. I looks like it will fit the edge of the glass?

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The white clip is on of two located at the top of the window lifter, bottom of window You will need to take of the door panel and replace the missing clip in the window channel in the top of the lifter

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