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Rev Happy
05-15-2007, 06:10 PM
How can I fix this?

As you can see, a certain section of the window sits too high and slightly rubs at the top. When the window is fully rolled up, I can push in on that portion of the glass to where the window sits in the way it should. The window became misaligned after a Body Shop replaced my driver's side mirror. I rather fix this myself than take it back there, so any help is appreciated. Does the glass simply need to be pushed down in that section? Just take the door panel off and adjust the window? Or is the problem coming from the mirror section?

Pics are clickable... Door is also slighly open to show the misalignment better.

http://img132.imagevenue.com/loc370/th_44895_DSC00733_122_370lo.jpg (http://img132.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=44895_DSC00733_122_370lo.jpg)

http://img18.imagevenue.com/loc962/th_45187_DSC00739_122_962lo.jpg (http://img18.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=45187_DSC00739_122_962lo.jpg)

http://img152.imagevenue.com/loc928/th_45285_DSC00742_122_928lo.jpg (http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=45285_DSC00742_122_928lo.jpg)

dave_demented
05-15-2007, 08:17 PM
how long ago did you have the shop replace the mirror? i think you should try to take it back and explain that you noticed this problem right after you picked it up from their shop, they should be helpful with it. i think that when they replaced the mirror they messed with the window regulator and track and just eyballed it when they reinstalled everything

dixie1776
05-15-2007, 09:06 PM
you can take off the door pad and toward the front of the door, there should be a bolt that adjusts the height of the glass when its in the up position( glass stop), it needs to be adjusted down about 1/4" from the looks of the pics--- this adjustment shouldn't have been messed with just replacing the mirror------when adjusting, make sure the glass is down!

Phil V
05-15-2007, 09:26 PM
I agree with Dave and Dixie but there is more to this than meets the eye. Why was the mirror replaced to start with ? Was the door glass also replaced ?

Rev Happy
05-15-2007, 10:31 PM
The mirror was replaced from someone hitting it and pratically knocking it off. So the whole mirror assembly had to be replaced. The window sat fine, until the mirror was replaced. I usually do the majority of work on my Mustang, so I just wanted to see if I could tackle this myself. I'll try taking the panel off and adjusting. If that doesn't work, then it looks like I'm going to have to bring it back to them.

Thanks

Len
05-15-2007, 10:34 PM
I agree with the others that the glass is being allowed to go a little high in the front. If you're mechanically inclined you should be able to find the "glass stop" and adjust it so that it holds the window down slightly from it's present position.

Phil V
05-16-2007, 10:20 AM
The reason I asked why the mirror was replaced is because if the mirror was hit hard enough it bends the metal part of the door that the mirror attaches to. I've seen it many times where the metal has to be brought back into proper position before the mirror can line up properly. It looked to me like the top part of where the mirror mounts is pushed out some. That may be just adjustment or it may need to be pushed back in to where it belongs. Either way the trim panel will have to come off.

SHOWCAR FINISH
05-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Not sure why they did that for a mirror. Anyway, make sure you get all the small trim pieces off before taking off the pad. I love how those things just
peel right off.

Rev Happy
06-04-2007, 02:48 PM
The reason I asked why the mirror was replaced is because if the mirror was hit hard enough it bends the metal part of the door that the mirror attaches to. I've seen it many times where the metal has to be brought back into proper position before the mirror can line up properly. It looked to me like the top part of where the mirror mounts is pushed out some. That may be just adjustment or it may need to be pushed back in to where it belongs. Either way the trim panel will have to come off.

Well after messing around with this problem yesterday, the metal part where the mirror attaches does seem to be the problem like you mentioned. There is a noticible difference between the driver's side and the passenger side mount. I pushed it in some and it helped, but it still is not where it needs to be. Can this simply be done by hand and should I take the whole mirror off? I can use a lot more strength than I did yesterday...

Thanks

Phil V
06-04-2007, 09:17 PM
The mirror most definately should be taken off when you straighten the metal that the mirror attaches to. sometimes an appropriate sized block of wood and a hammer work well in getting the metal back to where it belongs (scrap pieces of wood 2X4 etc.) I keep a whole stack of different sizes and lengths of wood for assisting in straightening metal.