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Old 06-07-2001, 04:53 PM
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Unlikely you ruined anything. You probably did tear some of the metal the check mounts to. I did exactly the same thing. My window butted up against the broken check within the door. A replacement solved everything. Don't even think of fixing one of those things. The ball bearings will be little projectiles in no time if you try to take it apart. Incidentally, they stick eventually because one or both of the balls corrode and/or the surface they travel on pits. The balls are in opposition to one another with a powerful spring in between. The spring forces them out against the track. If one does not retract as much as the other, it will eventually stick causing a torsional force on the whole check as it operates, which will eventually break the metal it mounts to. Both balls seldom stick, one is enough to cause failure.
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