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How do I Fix a Car Window That is Off Track?

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Answered On Jan 3, 2023

· Answered On Jan 3, 2023

Fixing a car window that is off track is a manner of taking apart and putting back together your car’s door –something that not everyone may be up for. If you are, then here are the following steps for doing so:

  • Begin by taking apart and removing car door attachments such as cranks, switches, armrests, and cupholders. 
  • Once everything is removed, you will be able to remove the panel of the door. You can do this by taking out the interior screws. The frame is taken off by using a wedge tool under the panel. Fasteners will also have to be disconnected in the process. 
  • You can use a voltmeter to check the electric window motor that opens and closes them. Any reading between -12 and +12 means the motor is functioning. 
  • Check for faulty or damaged cables as well, as these are usually the main perpetrator of off-track car windows. 
  • You are now able to move the glass itself and reposition it more straight. 
  • From here, it’s a matter of reassembling the door. All wires, screws, and fasteners should be redone. 

If you don’t feel you are able to fix an off-track car window yourself, you can always take it to an auto shop. If your car window is damaged in an accident or vandalism, never pay for a repair job again with car insurance from Insurance Navy. Comprehensive and cheap car insurance enables you to stay on top of your car’s repairs and finances. Start today with your free online quote. 

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