P-Body Tilting Window Syndrome
Does your P-body 2 or 4 door do
somthing like this? If so you've come to the right place to find
out what to do to remedy this problem. The window has 2 black
plastic tabs that attach to the rear of the window to hold it in it's
track. What happens is the clip either wears down or breaks and
the window starts tilting as you roll it down. Once the bottom
clip fails the window will usually pop out of the front track like the
one above did. These clips are also found on the H-body Lebaron
GTS/Lancer so this also loosely applies to those cars too.
What you need to do to fix this
first make a stop by your local dealership and ask for part #4339372
which is a slide kit and has a list if $3.85. You'll need 2 kits
Above is what you'll be given
the dealer. This picture shows 2 kits. The contents of the
kit are the black plastic slide, a 2pc rivit, and directions for
installing the clip. Now on to fixing this problem.
First we will have to remove
door cover. Where the circles are in the diagram are fastners
that will have to be removed. First you'll have to remove
decorative caps to gain access to them. The red circles are
phillips screws and the green one is a 8mm bolt. When removing
the arm rest if you have power locks don't forget to disconnect the
harness from the switch. The trim panel around the door handle
will also have to be removed . It slides twords the front of the
car to release or at least this one did with no effort.
At this point you should have
somthing that looks like this. Go ahead at this time & get
the window rolled all the way down as it will aid on getting the door
cover off. Next the door cover is held on by a bunch of
clips. A door cover panel removal tool will come in handy. If you
don't have one you can very carefully get them released using a blade
screwdriver. Using a screwdriver you chance damaging your door
panel. Once the panel is unclipped remove the panel from the
door. It will be clipped in on top also. These clips disengage by
moving the panel twords the outside of the door. With the door
panel off go ahead and remove the glass from the door.
In the two pictures above note
holes in the glass. These are where the clips go. If any
clips still remain remove them at this time.
Above is installing the
clip. You simply place it on one side of the glass and fold it
over. The nub on the slide should be on the inboard side of the
glass. Once folded over install the rivit with the female side
inserted on the inboard size and the male peice installed on the
outboard side. Use a pair of pliers to crush the rivit to hold
the clip in place.
Your finished product will look
just like above. Assembly is the reverse of removal at this
point. When installing the glass using a little bit of bar soap
on the tracks will make the glass travel smoother in the door.
When your done you'll have a window that works just like this one below