How to put window back in track?

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  1. garrison

    garrison Member

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    I took my 57 1/2 ton out for a ride, had a friend with me and it was a nice day so he went to roll the passenger window down. And the window is out of the track. I can grab it and pull it up or down, but obviously I need to put it back in the track. I've never done this before and I've learned sometimes it's best to ask for pointers so that I don't make more work for myself. So... can anyone tell me how to go about doing this?
     
  2. Bill Hanlon

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    Start by removing the inside handles and the panels behind the handles from BOTH DOORS. Then you should be able to compare the non-working with the working door.

    Here is a pointer to the first page of the door section of the GMC Maintenance Manual. 1955 - 1959 GMC Trucks Maintenance Manual - Models 100 - 500 Scroll to the next (or previous) page at the bottom of each page.

    Should help with your task.
     
  3. garrison

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    Sorry for the delay in response. I've been out of town and just now able to get back to the truck. I assumed that the window was out of its track, but that's not the case. I can feel a piece that's attached to the rolling mechanism and has a spot I assume is to be mounted to the track - but it's come loose. However, I can't find anything in the service manual to explain where/how to reattach this? Can anyone help? I'm guessing I'm not the first person to have encountered this. I'm hoping not to have to remove the whole window assembly but I cant seem to "feel" for what I'm trying to find.
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Maybe posting some pictures of what's what in your truck ? .

    There's a 'U' shaped metal channel that holds the glass with "window setting tape" and some times the tape dries out and won't hold the glass any longer, fairly simple to repair .
     

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