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Rear Window Cable Snapped!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 89K5, Aug 28, 2000.

  1. 89K5

    89K5 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody ever replace the cable in the rear window?
    Put my rear window down this weekend and when I went to put it up the motor spun and the window didn't move. Took out the back panel and found that the cable that drives the gears rusted and snapped. I cut the tubbing around the cable and put it in the my drill and put the window back up. I don't wanna have to crawl back their to do that every time I need the window down and I can't haul anything now. Any help would be great!
     
  2. Kyle89K5

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    Me and a freind of mine changed mine out about a two years ago. Cost about $15 from the dealer. Didn't take us but about 5 min. Nothing to it.

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    Hey, what's wrong with using a drill??!!??[​IMG][​IMG]
    My motor went and that's what I used to use to put my window up and down, just left the cable disconnected and used the drill when I had to! In the meantime, an open end wrench or slip-joint pliers will help spin the cable nut off at both ends (the motor and the regulator) and then just screw on the new one!

    Good Luck
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  4. 89K5

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    Thanks for the help. Sounds like an easy job. While I'm in there I noticed the piece holding the window was almost rusted away - I think I'll replace that too.
    I told my son if he was bad, I would make him bite it and I'd spin him around to get the window up.
     

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