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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old May 29th, 2020, 10:05   #1
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Default Window regulators gone glass dropped friday night in france cant find any wood about

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In south west France countryside window regulators gone
It's hot. Passenger door has wood holding it went few weeks ago..drivers side went bang and glass dropped

Now looking for some wood on the ground somewhere anyone got any other options to get this glass up to make car secure also is there a official part number for a window regulator repair kit .or anything a vw dealer can sell me to do a cheap fix on roadside over weekend. Plenty of repair kits on ebay Amazon but is there anything I can get from vw to fix it here and now or tomorrow ?? Can you buy the clips on their own?

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Old May 29th, 2020, 10:13   #2
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Just pop the door cards off, raise the glass by hand, and fix it in place with whatever method is most appealing to you. The window regulators may not be the problem, but you'll have time to inspect them and the window clips (which sometimes rust out or get loose, dropping the glass off the track).
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Old May 29th, 2020, 10:58   #3
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Tape should work, though it's ugly and leaves a mess. Those window regulator kits are all but non-existent over here. Years ago VW sold a kit to replace one side, repair the other. You may have to go to the wreckers. Doing this job the first time is quite annoying.
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Old May 29th, 2020, 12:03   #4
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I'm not sure what kind of TDI the OP has, since only the engine displacement is listed, but for others searching, IDParts has a whole bunch of NA MkIV G&J window regulators and kits, including the OE VW window regulator repair kits, which are pricey:

https://www.idparts.com/advanced_sea...eywords=window
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Old May 29th, 2020, 12:48   #5
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Hi.. Thanks all..car is a 2002 build mk4 Golf 1.9 150 hp ARL 5 door black Right hand drive uk car
..obviously france is left hand drive .theres not that many differences between left hand drive and right hand drive other than the obvious

I have door card off.

France is not like uk ..Its hard to find car spare shops like in uk.
And breakers are not open until monday..

I need to find some wood the right size as have no means of cutting it ...the hunt continues ...thanks for your help all.
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Old May 29th, 2020, 15:15   #6
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Any wedge shape piece of wood or plastic will hold the window in place.
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Old May 30th, 2020, 20:02   #7
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There’s a screwdriver wedged in the window of my parts beetle to keep it up. Just get the glass up and wedge something between the glass and the panel.
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Old May 31st, 2020, 20:31   #8
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Does the motor spin when you try to raise the window? If so, remove the exterior rubber molding on the bottom side of the window by pulling it upwards, grab the window and pull/push it back up into the closed position, and then raise the mechanism with the switch in order to secure the window in place.
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Old June 1st, 2020, 07:52   #9
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Tape should work, though it's ugly and leaves a mess. Those window regulator kits are all but non-existent over here. Years ago VW sold a kit to replace one side, repair the other. You may have to go to the wreckers. Doing this job the first time is quite annoying.
Use painters tape beneath the duct tape, cleans up nicely and suitable for multiple applications throughout severe weather until such time more adequate repairs can be made
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Old June 1st, 2020, 09:46   #10
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Thanks so much .. it's got a screwdriver in there ..it was hard work removing tbe panel under the door card with the little spanner from the tool kit in the spare wheel but it did the job .. I got some tape too thanks guys
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Old June 2nd, 2020, 05:41   #11
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Suction cups are what I use to hold the window up. Sold in pairs held together with a cable that wraps over the top of the window.
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Old June 2nd, 2020, 09:01   #12
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It goes from bad to worst ... started using air con now ...pretty hot recently and whilst it blows cold...as soon as you turn it on you can feel a massive reduction in power from the engine and some crazy squeaks from the belt.
And whilst turn the steering .
Power steering fluid not leaking ..
The big pulley on the bottom on the serpintine auxiliary belt looks like its wobbling from the top when u look down

Is this crankshaft pulley can it affect air con steering noises


The golf only done 140.000 it never breaks down doesnt use any oil water solid ...but in the last week its leaking transmission oil. Making noises from gearbox
So hot inside ...and now this
Shane it's a great car a few odd and sods gonna send it to the wreckers as gonna cost at least 600 euro I think all this if not more.nightmare to be honest .

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Old June 2nd, 2020, 12:30   #13
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Thinking it could be the compressor clutch is locking up instead of engaging. The thing wobbling is likely the serpentine belt tensioner. It could be bad or maybe it's just reacting to whatever is stressing the engine. Not much help, I know.
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Old June 2nd, 2020, 12:48   #14
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Thanks alot
You can see the shake here..
https://youtu.be/zRg0yvBzaCA

Sounds like two skeletons shagging in a dustbin..
The car is strong though.. engine is tight
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Old June 2nd, 2020, 14:15   #15
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What it looks like is that the harmonic balancer pulley is either very worn (if you're lucky) or the central crank bolt has worked loose (if you're not) and the pulley is wobbling on the shaft.

Until you know which it is the car really should be parked. If it's a loose crank bolt it's very close to letting go... and when it does pistons will meet valves and you'll be looking for a lot of expensive parts... or a new engine.

The bolt is typically torqued very very tight, but if a previous mechanic tightened it with an impact wrench or the like all bets are off.

Unfortunately, when the bolt loosens enough to cause visible wobble it often means the crank snout is chewed up too... but the only way to know what's what is to get the car up in the air and find out.
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