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Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

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Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby wheelsup » 12 Nov 2008, 03:17

I replaced my front drivers window track today, it was clunking while opening and closing the door. The track has a bracket that broke due to what looks like metal fatigue and replacing it was harder than it needed to be. I suppose I could've gone to a junkyard but called around and none in my area had what I needed and one even charged a $50 minimum...so instead I bought it from the dealer for $22.

First I took the door panel off, it comes out very quickly and easily. The access to the track is behind the black plastic insert near the back part of the door above the handle arm mechanism.

Looking inside the door, the red outlines the window track:

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To take the track out it requires one torx be removed:

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Once that is removed you can pull the track down from the window trim liner itself. In my case that torx bolt just held the bracket...and the track had already fallen down into the door.

You can see old vs. new. Immediately you notice the new track doesn't have the nut welded into place, which is odd it came from the dealer like that, and I double checked it was the right part for my model year. No idea why Volvo makes them like that...

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To get the new track to work I didn't have any nuts that were that size, so I re-used the old bracket. Also there isn't much room in the door so maneuvering a ratchet back that would be tough, this method is "self tapping".

Here's a test fitting:

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I taped the bracket on in order to install it. You basically have one shot, if the old bracket fell down into the door it would be lost forever.

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Here it is lined up after putting it in, I just re-used the old torx bolt that I took off and added some loctite onto it.

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Hopefully this helps someone else, it took me awhile to figure out how it was installed, I couldn't find it in the Haynes. I know there is a lot of talent on this board and you guys can do it with with your eyes closed but it took me an afternoon! :)

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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby MadeInJapan » 12 Nov 2008, 05:02

Thanks Matt...this is now in the repair database.
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby cjaama » 07 Dec 2009, 18:47

i recently had to make the same repair and found it helped access by removing the red light on the door.
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby RobTheModd » 07 Dec 2009, 19:14

I have a gut feeling I am going to have to do this soon, as my window is making a loud clunk sound *almost like dropping* once it is all the way down in the door...

But I could be wrong, Any ideas>
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby tom39 » 08 Dec 2009, 01:14

Had the same issue about a month ago. Seems like those tracks have a built in lifespan.
Wish I had your picks then, it would have made my life a lot easier at the time. Anyway I went the cheap way out and mig welded mine back together and reinstalled.

BTW: Nice job on the write-up

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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby Wagonizer » 19 Mar 2010, 23:35

Hi,
I just came across this. I had a similar problem in that the screw fell out so the little inner track fell out and the window wouldn't shut but I thought the problem with my window not shutting right was the seal that lines the track. I got a new (used) seal, pulled the old one out and discovered the problem was that the track had come out. Anyway, now I have to put the seal back in as well as the little track. It seems like I have to pull the window out to put in the track liner seal (right?). Does anyone have any idea what's the best way to pull the window or should I try and re-install the track seal with the window in place? The main issue seems to be getting the seal to line the track thats in the front of the car.

Thanks so much in advance. This forum is the best.

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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby wheelsup » 19 Mar 2010, 23:49

Little confused on what you're talking about do you have any pictures?
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby Wagonizer » 20 Mar 2010, 00:01

Thanks for the RE:. I'm basically tring to re-install all the felt that the pass window runs along...
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby hanzbe420 » 13 Jan 2012, 14:31

that same exact piece fell out of my door. i didn't no were it came from so i left it off. and i don't have any noticeable problems. Can you please tell me what this part is for lol. o its for when the door is closed it rattles around? yea mine does do that lol. well i guess thats another part to the never ending part list.
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby drtrance » 05 Jun 2012, 04:55

"the never ending list" I'd say "the every time growing list"

So this happened to me today :( and sorry to ask if it seems ridiculous but... How did you removed all the panels to get to the window mechanism?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby hanzbe420 » 19 Jan 2013, 14:36

what is the exact name of this part, and were can i get it online? links would be appreciated.
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Re: Front door window track R&R (problem with Volvo part)

Postby cn90 » 19 Jan 2013, 14:59

I have the exact same and will do that in the Spring.

PN for driver's side is 9187646.
This will fit 1993-97 850 and 1998-2000 S/V70 series.
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/28402/W ... t-9187646/


Someone told me that once you open the door panel to do the window guide job above, you may as well refresh the rollers (qty = 2 per door; $4/each):
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/8924/Wi ... r-9152606/
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