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Passenger Side Window Goes Up Too Far

For all of you Cougar geniuses out there maybe you can help me. Here's the problem. I have a 2000 cougar and the passenger window goes up to far, and has managed to stretch the rubber molding it slides into next to the side mirror just enough so that it now catches on the molding that goes around the door opening. So once you open the door and try to shut it the door either won't shut all the way, or the windows isn't seated correctly and you have to roll the window down slightly then it "pops" back into place. How do I adjust the height that the window stops rolling up?
 

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if you bought the car from a dealer you take it back to the dealer cause you should still be under 3 yr warrenty. Its better not to mess with stuff like that, let your dealer do the work.
 
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Passenger Side Window Goes Up Too Far

I would love too, but there is a small problem. I bought this car December of 99, and it has a grand total of 65,537 miles on it! Yes, I drive a lot, and once you buy a non-motorcraft altenator (I went through 2 motorcrafts under warranty, bought the third myself) this car is pretty reliable. Now about that window....
 

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wow, in that case, from what I understand, the pane of the glass is attached at the bottom to a metal track. Its 2 peices that make up one unit. The window can pop out of the track with time to cause the pane to rest on the top of the track. It sounds to me that when it pops into place its popping back in the tracks. If this happens to a lincoln it requires a whole new window with the attached track peice but I'm not totally sure with the cougar. I don't think its something as simple as adjust the window but I'm not 100% sure. Hope this give you some help, sorry I couldn't be more.
 
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Passenger Side Window Goes Up Too Far

The tracking and installation of the window is fine, it just goes up to far. The popping is cause by the door being shut, and all of the window being in the right place (tight against weather stripping) except for the corner by the side mirror. Once I roll down the window a little, the corner pops into place, and all is well. It's just getting old, and doesn't look too smooth when I have to do it.
 

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OMG! I thought I was the only one with this problem I have the EXACT same problem, when I close my door the window doesnt even go up under the black molding it just hits it and stays there and i have to push the glass in with my hands. I notice right where the black triangle where the mirror black stuff comes up it hits right there.

I thought this was just my own isolated problem but apparently not, I really need to take my car in and ge it looked on.

I can however roll the window up and down freely if the door doesnt open and close but other than that it hits the molding.

Last year during school I had to take this hot chick to school since her parents took her car away from getting a DUI on spring break in panama city. well anyway everyday she would get it and she would close the door and i would have to roll down the window like 2 inches and it would pop and she would be like did i do that and im like no its the car and she gave me the look, damn this car is cheap.

Little bit embarassing but I just need to get the car down there..
 
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Passenger Side Window Goes Up Too Far

it happened to my cougar on the drivers side. it looks like the rubber is sliding off and it makes a half-ass seal below where it's supposed to be. it leaks sometimes during the rain because water gets stuck in there. i brought it to the dealership with my extended waranty and they did jack **** about it. they said i had to take it to a body shop and pay for it myself. that extended waranty is the worst investment ever.
 
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It is so easy to fix, but it was a pain to figure out. I thought I would share the solution with you. I learned the hard way by taking off my door panel and watching how the window mechanism worked. Here is how you do it the EASY way.

1) roll the window all the way down
2) open the door
3) look at the very bottom of the door, you will see two rubber plug holes, remove these.
4) look up inside the opening closest to the side your window goes up to far or not far enough
5) you will see a silver screw that requires a looong 5/32 allen wrench (bought mine at Lowes)
6) use this to turn the screw right or left. here is a simple rule:
right to tight = window goes lower
lefty to loosen = window goes higher

Sure it took some time to figure out on my own, but it is so easy to fix. I can't believe a dealer told you to go to a body shop to repair it! This should help a lot of people with wind noise, poorly fitted windows, and rain coming in. Not to shabby for my fist post.
 

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Wow.. WTG dude. thanks for the tip
 

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Sintax, My window camber is off. What i mean is, when the window is up, the top of it is pointed too far in so when It meets the window seal it pushes it out to the correct position and consequently puts a lot of strain on the glass. I havent yet taken apart my door, but Im wondering if you noticed anything that may adjust the window camber during your attempts to adjust its height. Thanks in advance.

~Neil
 
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No, I haven't noticed a way to adjust the window camber. I know what you are talking about though because one of the sides of my glasss is a little tighter fiting against the weather stripping than the other. Nothing as bad as yours sounds though. Here's a suggestion, since it seems like a lot of dealers and ford shops are unlikely to help: take it to a car glass shop. They replace these for a living, so they should be able to give you some better answers.
 

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I'm having the same problem as Neil. I asked the dealer about it when I was there for a new fuel pump and they blamed it on my after market window tint.

Keep me posted if you ever find out what the deal is Neil.
 
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