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Back window off track

I have a 2001 4Runner. It has been great since I bought it new. I recently had my first issue with it. I basically put down the tailgate window about half way every single time I am driving. It provides great air circulation. The last time I was putting the window down it actually slipped "Off Track" and fell right down into the door. I managed to pull the glass up by hand and once I had it position I was able to keep it closed tight by turning the key and holding it in place until it reached the closed position. Is this something I could repair myself if I purchased the parts necessary to fix the problem? The moter is fine and both the dash board switch and key to open the window are fine. How would I take off the interior panel of the tailgate to see what parts I would need? Thank you for you help!

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  • jsp16 Sep 08, 2009

    Thank you for the info adve1958. I will take your advice and let you know how it turns out.

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Before you go and buy anything,it may be a good idea to open the rear door panel and see if the window just came of the rail guides on the regulator,there are two white small wheels on the regulator that ride on a guide rail attached to the window this rail is attached to the window by two rivets or bolts,just take the cover panel of and see what is the matter in there. here ara steps to get there.

  1. Remove the assist strap hole cover, bolt and assist strap.
  2. Using a screwdriver, remove the back door trim cover.
    NOTE Tape the screwdriver tip before use to avoid damaging the trim pieces.
  3. Remove the plate and disconnect the electrical connector.
  4. Remove the back door glass.
  5. Remove the window regulator and glass guide rail.
  6. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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