I have to re-install the drivers door window regulator and cable of my 1972 Opel GT. Could someone try to do a step by step guide to properly install this?
1) if the "winder drum" has to be in a certain position and the cables wound on it in a certain way when the window is all the way down. The point where the cables are fixed to the drum might be a good reference point.
2)The gears on the original regulator seem to slip when too much cranking pressure is applied. I guess the distance between gear and drum sprocket centers is not adjustable to fix this. I have a replacement regulator and will install that if necessary. The other one's "cleaner" but slips, the cables are also somewhat chewed up by the p.o.
3) Should the window be down when re-installing?
4) If the window is down, how much of the "top" cable wound onto the drum? Does it matter?
5) I assume that as the drum is rotated, one end of the cable wind further onto the drum and the other cable end is "payed out".
6) How do you get the wound regulator mounted into the door and keep the cable wound tightly? As soon as the cables are moved at all I find that they just unwind and become all fouled up.
7) When looking down from above at the installed regulator is the cable towards the "outside" side of the drum going to the top pulley at the window and the "inside" (towards the inside of the car) wound cable going to the bottom pulley? I assume that with the window down, this part of the cable is fully wound onto the drum. Correct?
8) I looked at the 1973 repair manual and it is less than useless in regulator installation. About one sentence and a very blurry photo.
9) I don't see how forcing the cable into the two "lugs" keeps things aligned. When moved the cables just come unwound.
Any help would be appreciated by many. I've read the threads but don't find clear answers to these things.