Learn How To Fix A Car Window That Has Come Off The Track

10 June 2015
 Categories: Automotive, Blog

From time to time, the windows in your car can fall off of their track and into the door. When this happens, you will not be able to fully close your windows and will need to take the door apart to put the window back on the track. The following guide walks you through the steps to follow to fix your window so that it will close properly.

Take Apart Your Door

There will be small screws on the edges of the interior portion of the door panel that keep the panel in place. Use a small screwdriver to loosen all of the screws from the panel. Carefully grab the panel at the top and pull it firmly to break the grip of the clips that hold it into place. You may have to grab the panel at a few different locations to release all of the clips.

Clean the Rollers and Tracks

The window needs to be placed back on the tracks in order for the window to open and close properly. You need to take the time to use a clean rag to wipe down the tracks and rollers. You want to be sure that you remove all dust, debris, and dirt from the track and rollers so that the window can move smoothly.

Align the Window Glass

Grab the piece of glass at the top corners with the tips of your fingers. Lift the glass straight up and align the edges with the tracks. You want to be sure that the window is evenly placed on the tracks so that it does not tilt from one side to the other.

Grease the Glass

In order for the glass to move easily on the tracks, dip the corner of a clean rag in a can of lithium grease. Rub the grease on the edges of the glass. Be sure that you apply a very thin layer of the grease to the glass because you do not want it to drip or clog the rollers.

Replace the Panel

Line the panel up with the clips and press it firmly into place. Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws so that the panel can be secured to the door.

The entire process takes a very short period of time to do. If you think that realigning your car window is too tedious a task for you, you can have a mechanic fix the window for you. A mechanic should be able to fix the window within a few minutes so that you do not have to worry about leaving it at the shop for an extended period of time.

For more information, contact Brach's Auto Center Inc. or a similar location.