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Old 11-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default '02 WRX wagon driver window issue

Seems that in the last few days I've had a slight window problem.. at least one of the collapsing tracks for the power window mechanisim has either broken or slid off it's track.. the window, instead of sliding down evenly, now drops in the front and pulls the rear of the window daown with it when it gets to a tension point .. going up the window doesn't seat properly..

I took a look around this section and didn't see anything pertaining to this issue.. wondering if this is a common problem with the windows and what the fix is.. Before I crack open the door and go fishing around inside..


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Old 11-07-2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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one of the regulator bolts is loose. I didnt fix it myself, but had the same prob, brought it into the dealer and it was fixed under warranty. An easy fix since all they did was throw on some locktite and screw it back in.
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:33 AM   #3
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Had that exact problem soon after I bought mine and the fix was exactly the same as noggin describes. The problem hasn't returned in 3.5 years.
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Old 11-08-2005, 03:03 AM   #4
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cool, thanks guys..
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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one of the regulator bolts is loose. I didnt fix it myself, but had the same prob, brought it into the dealer and it was fixed under warranty. An easy fix since all they did was throw on some locktite and screw it back in.
same thing with my window...
02 wrx wagon
took it to the stealer and tighented the bolt under warrenty
happened at 19,900 miles...


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Old 11-19-2005, 12:53 PM   #6
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well found my problem, took the door panel off today in the snow.. found that the 4 mounting bolts that hold the PW motor in place had come off, looks like they started to vibrate loose before we bought the car earlier this year. 2 came out relatively cleanly, the one that caused me to notice the problem actually ripped the sheet metal off leaving one bolt for the motor to hang and pivot on..

over all not impressed with the lousy M6 x 10mm bolts used in this area..

red loctite on every bolt now.. tigged on some new sheet metal to hold the bolted that ripped out.

done!
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #7
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well found my problem, took the door panel off today in the snow.. found that the 4 mounting bolts that hold the PW motor in place had come off, looks like they started to vibrate loose before we bought the car earlier this year. 2 came out relatively cleanly, the one that caused me to notice the problem actually ripped the sheet metal off leaving one bolt for the motor to hang and pivot on..

over all not impressed with the lousy M6 x 10mm bolts used in this area..

red loctite on every bolt now.. tigged on some new sheet metal to hold the bolted that ripped out.

done!

exactly what happened with my 02 to the "t", its apparently a known problem.
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Old 12-26-2005, 02:15 PM   #8
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Hate to bring this back from the dead but any one have a diagrame of this? I am having the same issue and I would like to know what I'm looking for... Seems easy enough
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:00 PM   #9
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Hate to bring this back from the dead but any one have a diagrame of this? I am having the same issue and I would like to know what I'm looking for... Seems easy enough
Trust me....once you get the door panel off, it will be VERY obvious.

I did my wifes 99 Impreza L earlier this year.
She had mentioned a "noise" from her door and I usually don't drive the car.
Next time I did, I heard it big time.
That weekend, I pulled it apart and found a few loose/missing screws. Did some locktite and checked all screws, all is fine now.
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Old 01-01-2006, 11:37 PM   #10
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well found my problem, took the door panel off today in the snow.. found that the 4 mounting bolts that hold the PW motor in place had come off, looks like they started to vibrate loose before we bought the car earlier this year. 2 came out relatively cleanly, the one that caused me to notice the problem actually ripped the sheet metal off leaving one bolt for the motor to hang and pivot on..

over all not impressed with the lousy M6 x 10mm bolts used in this area..

red loctite on every bolt now.. tigged on some new sheet metal to hold the bolted that ripped out.

done!
Thanks Guys fixed this yesterday found the same thing. I had no way to weld where it ripped out but I went and used locktight on all 4 bolts. And the one that ripped out there was a still some sheet metal so I snugged it up on there I hope the 3 and Half hold it all in. But the window is working correct now...
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Old 01-11-2006, 02:11 AM   #11
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welp....this is what mine looks like as of tonight.

I sure hope SOA will fix it. Mine ripped out.






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Old 04-08-2008, 02:16 PM   #12
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My driver side window of my98 impreza outback sport has not worked for over 2 years. Originally broke from trying to roll it down while ice build up was preventing any movement. For a while it still worked, but rolled up unevenly unless I guided it with my hand. I have taken the door panel off and the track is offline and looks pretty mangled. Is this something I might be able to order parts for and fix myself, or do I need professional help. I have a feeling it will be really pricey to fix, and I'm not sure if it's worth it. It's held up with shoe strings right now, and has stayed up for 2 years (It whistles pretty bad above 60mph). My only other option is to just put it down for the summer, because I can't take another summer with my window up the whole time. I have searched this issue, and the only info I can find is to have it fixed under warranty. Obviosly, my warranty has expired, and all I really want to know is how much this might cost to fix.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:03 PM   #13
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Would this problem be related to the squeaking I hear whenever I roll my window down? I never got around to taking it to the dealer before I hit 36k. Just been living with it for the last 60k.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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well found my problem, took the door panel off today in the snow.. found that the 4 mounting bolts that hold the PW motor in place had come off, looks like they started to vibrate loose before we bought the car earlier this year. 2 came out relatively cleanly, the one that caused me to notice the problem actually ripped the sheet metal off leaving one bolt for the motor to hang and pivot on..
Mine seems to have done something similar, but gone one step further. Since I have only one bolt holding my regulator on now, the entire position of the unit has completely shifted! It won't budge an inch and my window is stuck about 2 inches from the top (with the regulator hanging on the bottom right bolt).

Does anyone know if there is a bolt I can remove that would allow me to reposition the regulator?

ANY HELP would be great! Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:53 AM   #15
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remove the four bolts on the regulator, and it should move freely. (Or the one bolt you have left. )You may have to get a drill out and make new holes if they are destroyed. I had to to this with mine. I rotated the regulator a little, drilled new holes and used loctite on new nuts and bolts.
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