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Window regulators grab em while you can.

Hi All
I posted a thread sometime ago regarding repair of my window regulator on my 280se 1968. It has the earlier heavier metal chassis which I wanted to keep because its much stronger than the later pot metal ones. I have been chatting with a fellow Mercedes fan in Australia. He has a 109 with the exact problem on his drivers side. (Right side) I repaired mine using the gear and arm from the later model which are much easier to find and fit perfectly. The guy in Australia made a cool little you tube video to show the process. Its really quite easy and will help out the guys with the earlier units. I found that the gear on the gearbox was not perfectly parallel to the new gear. to repair this I was able to shim the transmission unit with some thin washers to push the gear into place and engage with no risk of gear skipping. Also I found this company that has the units at a very reasonable price.
Here is the link for the video and regulator's.
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Perfect timing, as my right front has gone from bad to worse and now need attention.

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Perfect timing, as my right front has gone from bad to worse and now need attention.

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I've got a similar situation with a passenger front that is skipping and a must slide up by hand only to have it fall down again.

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Perfect timing, as my right front has gone from bad to worse and now need attention.

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Did you check out the link for the regulator? Substantially cheaper than most that I have seen. I'm very happy with the way the fix worked. I'm going through each door cleaning and lubricating all the mechanisms just to prevent any problems.
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I've got a similar situation with a passenger front that is skipping and a must slide up by hand only to have it fall down again.
That's what my drivers side was doing. The last few teeth were ground way down which let the window just drop.
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I ordered one on Amazon and it came broken in a perfectly packed package.

That casting is very cheap.
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I ordered one on Amazon and it came broken in a perfectly packed package.

That casting is very cheap.
Are you mounting onto a heavier metal chassis? I just used the gear itself to repair the older unit.
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That is my plan anyway. It's just amazing that the part they are selling is so bad that vibrations break it!
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That is my plan anyway. It's just amazing that the part they are selling is so bad that vibrations break it!
I agree those castings are very weak. I just busted it up to get the gear and arm assembly which seems perfectly fine and compatible with the other style.
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