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FRONT window regulator

I’ve seen several older (unresolved) posts regarding the front window regulator installation. The pelican instruction are awesome, but lack detail to the layman. The only promising video was just the pictures in already confused about, and the stickies contain all the info I’ve already read.
My problem is: getting both arms into the slide rail (at the bottom of the window), whilst having the proper orientation of the regulator to install in place.

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Well... just bent them
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I have the slides in the rail but cannot rotate the center of the regulator
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Do the motors work? You'll need to move them until the arm with the gear goes up.

I vaguely remember a car, maybe 202 or 140, with the same geared pivot arm regulator and I remember having to plug in the regulator and play Jenga/Tetris with it in various position to get it out.

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Perhaps a little manipulation of the window position (higher/lower) while moving the arms? I’ll have to get a second set of hands to help me, as it was pretty tough trying to move all those things into position at once without falling entirely. I noticed having it lowered all the way didn’t seem to help at all.
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To answer your question, the motor does work. But had a tough time moving the arm/gear assembly with it attached and thought it might be better to do after the regulator is in place. Also, I assumed the motor wouldn’t raise/lower much as I can already move the window/ bottom rail freely
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many of us are familiar with the rear regulator since it's the one most likely to fail. my
wild ass guess is that the front regulator self destructs about 10% vs 90% in the rear.
so the folks likely to have good firsthand knowledge is going to be fewer. (I'm subscribing
to the thread because I may learn something on the chance I need to replace mine someday)

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many of us are familiar with the rear regulator since it's the one most likely to fail. my
wild ass guess is that the front regulator self destructs about 10% vs 90% in the rear.
so the folks likely to have good firsthand knowledge is going to be fewer. (I'm subscribing
to the thread because I may learn something on the chance I need to replace mine someday)
The back is busted on mine as well, but I would prefer both front windows fixed over the rears. They will all be done eventually but I figured I should start up front smh
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Perhaps a little manipulation of the window position (higher/lower) while moving the arms? Iíll have to get a second set of hands to help me, as it was pretty tough trying to move all those things into position at once without falling entirely. I noticed having it lowered all the way didnít seem to help at all.
If you get the glass in the desired position, tape it in place by using blue painters tape. Run a few strips over the top molding and the outside face of the glass.
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Perhaps a little manipulation of the window position (higher/lower) while moving the arms? I’ll have to get a second set of hands to help me, as it was pretty tough trying to move all those things into position at once without falling entirely. I noticed having it lowered all the way didn’t seem to help at all.
If you get the glass in the desired position, tape it in place by using blue painters tape. Run a few strips over the top molding and the outside face of the glass.
Been doing that, thanks though! I’m not sure if there’s some combination of the window height relative to the arms in the sliders. I’m under the impression slid all the way the right is most likely the window in the UP position, but could probably use some clarification.
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