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The inside screw can not be tightened as the regulator assembly blocks an allen wrench to tighten the screw.

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  • ralph_jensen Sep 11, 2010

    The window I'm fixing is the rear quarter window (passenger side). On a 2000 Toyota Sienna this is the window that moves in and out approximately three inches acting as a vent. The movement is controlled by a switch on the dash and an electric motor (regulator) at the window. I had to replace the multi-piece screw that holds the window to the regulator assembly. The screw is connected hand tight but can not be tightened due to the regulator assembly blocking access to the screw head. Hopefully this post clears up which window I'm working on.

  • ralph_jensen Sep 11, 2010

    Thank you, that solution should do the trick. It has been a good experience working with you.

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Not sure wher your working inside the door fixing the window regulater or inside the altenator. Inside the altenator the regulater has tto be desoldered and removed before you can remove the brush holder and then the if the conn is wore badlly enought you can have a time getting the worn brush holder off a badly worn conn. What are you doingf this for anyway? Just buy a reman or used tested good unit and just put it on and go on. Now if your inside the door fooling with the window and you can't get the window to move at all up or down . Now we're having fun. Hopefully the glass isn't broke and you don't break the window while your woring on it. First it's wise to get a patience person to help as the window wil need to be held as you unbolt it and remove it to get it out of the way. Many times an inoperatable window will require that you take everything apart just to get to the bolt your talking about. be careful to get the window out first as it's heavy and theres alot of sharp edges inside the door. I put tape on my wristes and on the back of my hand thatrs doing the fishing in the door as there's lots of bad things that canhappen to you inside the door and it's worst if you can't close the window first. dis connect the window fromtheregulater and remove the outside window guild ( it just snaps in as you already ave the inside door panel off and with both off the window can be cocked and pulled out of the door. with ti out just keep taking out bolts and moving the loose assembly around and you'll turn it around enought to were you can get to the bolts on the older frods and american cars you just drill holes in the inside door skin lined up with the bolt you need out and then just put a scocket thought the hole you drilled ( a big hole). Have fun and try to avod cutting yourself. their's other regulaters as the fuel gauge has on the radio has a few and the air conditioning system has 3 so you need to say which one.

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  • John P Schwantes Jr Sep 11, 2010

    I think if you look carefully that there's a "c" clip also holding this bolt to the window glass, Take a small pick and get in behind it and pull it off be careful not to lose it as it's hard to find one just like it. I put a magnet in my hand as I do it so the clip will stick to it instead of going flying off to parts unknown.. now the glass is out of the way and you can fold it back and get to the allen and tighten it up.. you may even want to take it apart and add some locktight to the threads so it won't come loose so easily. once tightened put the clip back on being careful again not to stab youself with the tool your pusing the clip with and also not to send it flying.

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