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  1. #1
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    Default Window channel replacement on door?

    Greetings,

    For quite some time I have been having problems with the driver side front door window popping off the regulator. After replacing sliders, fixing bends on the regulator arms, etc, I finally think I found the root of the problems. The window itself seems to have a lot of forward-backward play in the channels on the door. This seems to cause the window to run up unevenly causing binding at times which causes the arms to pop out of the sliders.

    Anyone else try replacing the window channels? Anyone order from www.volvowholesalepartdirect.com?

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Greg
    Bethlehem, PA

    Current ride: '04 XC70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kragmeister View Post
    fixing bends on the regulator arms,
    I tried that 4 or 5 times to save a customer the cost of a new window regulator - EVERY ONE came back, and they were pissed that their window was broken again. They were even more pissed when they found out how much a new regulator was. (even with free labor the second time and I probably lost every one as a customer because I tried to save them the cost of a window regulator the first repair)

    A properly installed (w/ steel rivets) new regulator fixed all of them, stopped the window from falling off/breaking the clips.
    Last edited by hoonk; 12-25-2019 at 08:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoonk View Post
    A properly installed (w/ steel rivets) new regulator fixed all of them, stopped the window from falling off/breaking the clips.
    Sorry to admit it, but you are most likely correct. I will probably have to go that route when the weather warms. The front slider popped again, but luckily I haven't broken another window. That did happen early last year, but I've been able to save it each time the arms pop out. I have the window closed tightly for the time being.

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Greg
    Bethlehem, PA

    Current ride: '04 XC70

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    Update on my window situation. I did replace the regulator, but when I had everything out of the door I did see that, in fact, the run channel is shot. Toward the rear of the door, the bottom of the channel is disintegrating causing the back of the window to snag, causing the arms to pop and twist. Because of that, I have left the window disconnected from the new regulator and have it taped closed to prevent further damage. Just cannot go through drive-thru windows.

    Now the question is the run channel. I seem to have sourced part #30779288, but some vendors say that it is only for the S60 while others say it is for S60 and XC70.

    Also, never buy aftermarket sliding blocks online, even if they have a ton of good reviews. They are loose in the channel on the bottom of the window and the plastic is too soft. Just pay the $10 per slider from the dealer.

    Later,
    Greg
    Last edited by Kragmeister; 02-16-2020 at 08:29 AM. Reason: additional info
    Greg
    Bethlehem, PA

    Current ride: '04 XC70

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kragmeister View Post

    Also, never buy aftermarket sliding blocks online, even if they have a ton of good reviews. They are loose in the channel on the bottom of the window and the plastic is too soft. Just pay the $10 per slider from the dealer.
    The Scan-Tech sliders I installed have been working fine for quite a few years (around 7-8 years or so) - though this thread is a reminder that is is probably time to grease the channels to keep them sliding well.

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    Following. I have to do this to my 04 V70 come warmer weather. Not having a driver's window is becoming a bit of a pain.

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