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My window doesnt go up all the way, its very uneven and out of place, i opened the door and it seems like the bolts have torn the inner metal panel. towards the car's front the window drops more, and towards the back it doesnt line up properly

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I too have encountered this problem. You will likely need a new window regulator be it auto or manual windows. When you take the door apart, think of getting some autobody adhesive to reglue the glass into the clips that hold it. Mine went once already.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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    The regulator should cost 35 or so at a used parts store.


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It most proberly come out of its track ul have to remove door pannell to investigate

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1.Remove trim from around the door handle by prying it out along the top and front edges. Once loosened, it comes unhinged from the back edge.
2.Remove the Phillips head screw from metal bracket, that is revealed after removing the trim piece
3.Pry the inside light assembly from the door panel and remove the bulb socket from the housing
4.Pry the door panel from the frame using a panel removal tool by starting at the bottom and releasing the 7-8 plastic studs from the frame.
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Fig. 8: Door trim panel-1989-92 models
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