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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2002, 08:41 AM
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Roll-up rear window assembly

Electric rear window has ticked me off for hopefully the last time. A few years ago someone in Southern California was advertising NIB roll-up assemblies. Might anyone know who that was or where else I might find a roll-up assembly for my '79 Cherokee? I'd prefer a new one. Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 10:34 AM
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Re: Roll-up rear window assembly

I thought Crown Automotive or Willys Overland carried them. If anyone did, these 2 would have them. Crown sells only to retailers, so find a 4x4 store or shop that carries their stuff. The Jeep dealer will probably have them but I bet they will be pricey. I bought the manual regulator chrome handle there 10 years ago and they wanted $65.
Is the window not operating? The motors hardly ever go bad but the slightest resistance in the track will stop the window. sometimes the rubber in the side channels deteriorates, peels apart and binds the window in it's track. It took me forever it seems to get mine to slide smoothly, but it works great now.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-26-2002, 04:50 AM
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Re: Roll-up rear window assembly

the rear switch is another common culprit. They can still be had for about $50 from the dealer. It requires you take the whole thing apart, but while you are there you can lube and adjust everything. I did that to mine and it is working well (knock on woodgrain). Remanufactured motors are available too for $120.

Just my .02

Phillip J. Van Why
1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 03:12 AM
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Re: Roll-up rear window assembly

Is the tailgate rusted around the hinges AT ALL? I had a '76 Cherokee that the same problem. Turned out, the hinges had rust. The door had sagged, putting the window track out of alignment. (A piece of 1/2" steel plate fixed my problem.) Also, rust will affect your ground, since the motor grounds to the tailgate.

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(built-up EFI 4.0, SM420 4sp, Dana 20 t-case, Dana 44 HD front, Dana 60 rear)
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