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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2001, 12:53 AM
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K5 rear window problem

I am working on a an 87' K5 Blazer. I know what the problem is but I can't think of something will fix the problem with out major tweaking of the frame. The problem is that the rear window will not go up unless some one gets out and really pushes on the tail gate. This is becoming a reall pain because I can't open the window unless some is along. I think the frame is really bent but I don't want to bend it back unless I need to because the cash flow is low right now. Thanks.


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Re: K5 rear window problem

Assuming the track is NOT bent(I know you said you think it is but.....) You could oil up the track the window sits in a bit, I've heard of that helping windows that don't like too work. From the sound of it you're prolly right about it being bent though. You could go too a junk yard and see if they have any rear tailgates in good shape, Maybe you'll find one you can afford! I don't know if that whould be cheeper/easier than trying too fix what you have but it's just an idea.

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Re: K5 rear window problem

Could the tailaget be out of adjustment? I forgot what it looks like back there, but if someone replaced the strikers, they may have put them too far back, or maybe they are loose, so the tracks won't line up.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-30-2001, 10:17 PM
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Re: K5 rear window problem

I just tried adjusting the strikers and that didn't help but my gate is now flush with my rear quarters. I think I need a new tailgate. Might as well find a rust free one, that way I get rid of like 20% of my rust any way. Plus a paint job is on the way when the funds are there. Thanks for the help. I think I might take it in to see how off the frame is anyway.


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Re: K5 rear window problem

Try lubricating the drive cable, from the motor to the window crank mechanism, with white lithuim grease. Also, check all the conections to the motor. Maybe they are loose or coroded.

If you don't want to break it or get it stuck, leave it in the garage.
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Re: K5 rear window problem

check the 2 little trcks inside the gate if the gate is rust then the prob is most likely that these 2 are rusted and no longer holding the window correctly youre best bet is to buy new ones from the dealer if i remember right they are under 40 bucks for both

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