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heard a snap while rolling it down this week. The window now lists downward toward the front of the car. I took the panel off and all the inner parts look intact. There appears to be something broken off the window which might have slid in the rear track. A glass sharp perhaps? Junk yard? I can find any pieces inside the door so not sure what it used to look like.
 
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missing part is top rear of the window. There's a rivet and a broken piece remaining. Suspect some kind of guide was there that traveled in the track. I'll call an auto glass shop and see if they know what it was and have it.
 
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There is a glass slide package part # 4339372. Google shows some hits. This is one with a picture.
This slide eventually wears and slips out of the channel. If it came off the glass, the slide may still be in the channel.
http://secure.terrys...ductID=JT.01570
Thanks for the part number. The dealer could order it but want $10 for one. I bought 25 on Amazon for $16 so will sell some on Ebay cheap. I've check the channel but no fragments there so it must have fell on the ground.
 

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Sometimes an auto glass place will just give it you because it is too much trouble to write up a ticket for that plastic slider. This is a common problem on that vehicle and what you should do to prevent it from re-ocurring, is take off your door panel on the inside, grease up the slider mechanism and rollers, and with a Q-Tip, insert silicon or white grease on the track edges where the edge of the window contacts it. You'll need to take the glass out to do a good job. Work the window up and down after you snap it back in. You should never have a problem again.

If you just put the clip on now without lubricating anything, it will break again.
 
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Good advice John,. I sprayed white grease on the pivoting parts but didn't think about the tracks.

I don't know how to install the part once I get it. I have a rivet gun but doubt it works with this install. I also don't know how it goes back into the track. I imagine it is beveled somehow so you push it into the track then it gets trapped. I hope an install page comes with the part. If I get stumped can go to a glass shop and have them install it.
 

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Did they provide the rivet with the clip? If they did does it just look like a compression fastener?
 

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Any instructions provided? I seem to remember the rivet much longer than it had to be, so I would crimp the end and snip off the excess rivet. This seemed to work OK as the rivet couldn't back out of the hole and once the slider is placed in the glass channel, the rivet wouldn't go anywhere.
 
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No instructions with the part. Came with a compression rivet in two pieces (gold) and also a single rivet that I think requires a special tool. I used a vise-grip pliers to compress the two piece rivet. The arc in the jaws of the pliers missed the raised area that locks it in the track nicely. The plastic slide piece went right back into the groove with a push. Applied lots of white grease to everything and it is working fine now. It it compressed tightly it might hold up.
 
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