How Do You Put a Car Window Back on Track?

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To put your car window back on track, locate the diagram of the window parts, remove the door panel, replace plastic rollers and clips, set the window back on new rollers and clips, and replace the door panel. The process should take a couple of hours.

  1. Find the window diagram in the manual

    Locate your owner's manual. If you don't have one, look for one online. Look up the diagram of the window and door panels.

  2. Unscrew the door panel

    Check to see if the screws in the door panels need a flat-head or Phillips screwdriver, and then remove all of the screws to take the inside door panel off.

  3. Remove the rollers and clips

    Using the appropriate screwdriver, take off the rollers and clips. This leaves the window unsecured, so store it in a safe place. Take the parts with you to an auto parts store, and buy new rollers and clips.

  4. Replace the rollers and clips

    Have someone help you hold the window in place as you install the rollers and clips with the screwdriver. Test the window crank to ensure that the window is operating smoothly.

  5. Replace the door panel

    Using the screwdriver, replace the interior door panel to complete the process.