Car Window Off Track


#1

Does anyone have experience getting a car window that has gone off track back on track and in working condition? If so, would you be willing to help me/show me how to fix it so if it happens again I can just fix it myself? I hate taking something into the shop if I know I am physically capable of doing it myself.

I will gladly buy however is willing to help beer, coffee, or something of the like for their time.


#2

Moved to Automotive, just to attract any gearheads who don’t follow other categories.

More info about the year/make/model/version of window in question might help with advice/IPA.
In general:

  • excavate the mechanism
  • repair/replace component as needed
  • reassemble

But there can be a lot of in-between for those steps depending on which car, which window, etc.


#3

Thank you @jast

Its a 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited.


#4

Take a look at this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F03YJgSKZYE


#5

Thanks! This doesn’t look too bad. I may just take it apart tonight to diagnose if it is the clips holding the window or the whole assembly itself.


#6

If it jumps on and off the track one of the retaining bolts is likely to be loose causing the unwanted movement.