Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Door Glass and Regulator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 15

Front Door Glass
EARLY MODEL

Refer to exploded view of door assembly components as a guide for this repair

  1. Remove the door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Carefully remove the water deflector shield and lower the window glass fully.
  4.  
  5. Remove the outer weatherstrip.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sash channel mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Carefully remove the glass through the top of the door.
  10.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the sash channel mounting bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the regulator assembly through the access hole in the door

  1. Remove the window regulator mounting bolts and remove the regulator
  2.  
  3. If the window glass is to be replaced:
    1. Remove the sash channel from the glass.
    2.  
    3. Apply a solution of soapy water to the sash channel.
    4.  
    5. Install the channel to the new glass using a plastic or leather mallet to gently tap the sash into place. Be sure to support the glass on a protective surface while installing the sash. Note that the sash channel must be exactly positioned on the glass or the bolt holes will not align at reinstallation.
    6.  

  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the regulator and tighten the bolts evenly.
  2.  
  3. Install the window glass and install the sash channel mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Wind the window slowly up and down to observe its movement and alignment. The position of the glass can be adjusted by moving the equalizing arm bracket up or down. Make small adjustments and work for a perfectly aligned window.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Correct placement of the regulator sash channel is critical for proper glass alignment



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the rear door run channel guide

  1. Install the outer weatherstrip.
  2.  
  3. Install the water deflector, making sure it is intact and properly sealed.
  4.  
  5. Install the door trim panel.
  6.  

LATE MODEL

Refer to exploded view of door assembly components as a guide for this repair-modify this service procedure as necessary

  1. Remove the door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Carefully remove the water deflector shield and lower the window glass fully.
  4.  
  5. Remove the glass channel mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the window glass by lifting it through the top of the door.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the window regulator as follows:
    1. For power windows, disengage the electrical connector and remove the 4 mounting bolts. The regulator will be removed with the motor attached.
    2.  
    3. For manual windows, remove the 3 mounting bolts.
    4.  

  10.  
  11. Remove the two mounting bolts holding the equalizer arm bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the window regulator.
  14.  

If the motor is to be removed from the power window regulator, install a large stopper bolt through the regulator frame before removing the motor. When the motor is removed, the spring loaded gear will be disengaged, causing the gear to rotate until the spring is unwound. Install the stopper bolt to prevent possible injury by the spinning gear

To install:
  1. Before installing the regulator assembly, apply a light coat of lithium grease to the sliding surfaces and pivot points of the regulator. Do not apply grease to the spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the regulator:
    1. With power windows, install the 4 mounting bolts and connect the motor wiring.
    2.  
    3. With manual windows, install the 3 mounting bolts.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Install the bolts holding the equalizer arm bracket.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 5: Removing fixed rear glass



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Fig. Fig. 6: Correct placement of sash channel on rear glass



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Fig. Fig. 7: Front door window regulator-most models similar

  1. Place the glass into the door and install the glass channel retaining bolts.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the door glass by moving the equalizer arm up or down as necessary to get the window level in the frame.
  4.  
  5. Install the water deflector, making sure it is intact and properly sealed.
  6.  
  7. Install the door trim panel.
  8.  

Rear Door Glass
EARLY MODEL

The movable window glass cannot be removed without removing the fixed glass. Refer to exploded view of door assembly components as a guide for this repair

  1. Remove the door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Carefully remove the water deflector shield and lower the window glass fully.
  4.  
  5. Remove the outer weatherstrip.
  6.  
  7. Partially remove the door weatherstrip to remove the run channel guide upper retaining screw.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rubber or felt run channel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower run channel guide bolts and the guide.
  12.  
  13. Pull the fixed glass forward and remove it. Place it in a safe and protected location, away from the work area.
  14.  
  15. Remove the sash channel bolts.
  16.  
  17. Carefully remove the glass through the top of the door.
  18.  
  19. Remove the mounting bolts and the window regulator.
  20.  
  21. If the window glass is to be replaced:
    1. Remove the sash channel from the glass.
    2.  
    3. Apply a solution of soapy water to the sash channel.
    4.  
    5. Install the channel to the new glass using a plastic or leather mallet to gently tap the sash into place. Be sure to support the glass on a protective surface while installing the sash. Note that the sash channel must be exactly positioned on the glass or the bolt holes will not align at reinstallation.
    6.  

  22.  

To install:
  1. Install the regulator and tighten the bolts evenly.
  2.  
  3. Install the window glass and sash channel bolts.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 8: Points to be lubricated before installing front or rear regulator-do not lubricate the spiral spring



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Fig. Fig. 9: Rear door glass regulator-most models similar

  1. Reinstall the fixed glass and make certain it is correctly positioned.
  2.  
  3. Install the run channel guide and install the two lower retaining bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the felt or rubber run channel. Make certain there are no twists or kinks in the channel.
  6.  
  7. Install the channel guide top screw and secure the weatherstrip.
  8.  
  9. Wind the window slowly up/down to observe its movement and alignment. The position of the glass can be adjusted by moving the equalizing arm bracket up/down. Make small adjustments and aim for a perfectly aligned window.
  10.  
  11. Install the outer weatherstrip.
  12.  
  13. Install the water deflector, making sure it is intact and properly sealed.
  14.  
  15. Install the door trim panel.
  16.  

LATE MODEL

Refer to exploded view of door assembly components as a guide for this repair-modify this service procedure as necessary

  1. Remove the door trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Carefully remove the water deflector shield and lower the window glass fully.
  4.  
  5. Remove the glass from the regulator arm.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the weatherstrip at the glass channel run's rear edge.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear channel guide top and bottom screws.
  10.  
  11. Lift the door weatherstrip and remove the screws holding the window filler panel.
  12.  
  13. Remove the door glass by pulling it upward.
  14.  
  15. If equipped with power windows, disconnect the motor wiring connector.
  16.  
  17. Remove the bolts and the window regulator.
  18.  

If the motor is to be removed from the power window regulator, install a large stopper bolt through the regulator frame before removing the motor. When the motor is removed, the spring loaded gear will be disengaged, causing the gear to rotate until the spring is unwound. Install the stopper bolt to prevent possible injury by the spinning gear

To install:
  1. Before installing the regulator assembly, apply a light coat of lithium grease to the sliding surfaces and pivot points of the regulator. Do not apply grease to the spring.
  2.  
  3. Install the regulator, tightening the bolts evenly.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with power windows, connect the motor wiring.
  6.  
  7. Install the glass into the door and connect the regulator.
  8.  
  9. Install the window filler panel and its 2 screws.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear glass guide channel.
  12.  
  13. Install the window weatherstrip.
  14.  
  15. Install the water deflector, making sure it is properly sealed.
  16.  
  17. Install the door trim panel.
  18.  



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Fig. Fig. 10: Retainer clip removal and installation methods



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Fig. Fig. 11: Exploded view of the front door assembly components-early models



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Fig. Fig. 12: Exploded view of the front door assembly components-late models



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Fig. Fig. 13: Exploded view of the rear door assembly components-early models



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Fig. Fig. 14: Exploded view of the rear door assembly components-late models

 
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