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Old 01-31-2003, 09:30 PM
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Post windows door locks

The car is a 1973 MB 280SE 4.5. I cannot get th front windows to close completely. There is a 1/2 inch gap on top. Rough noise begins if I continue to hold the switch. Rear windows are OK. If related, the door locks do not operate autmatically. Is this an air control problem? Thanks for any info.
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Old 02-01-2003, 09:56 AM
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Windows are likely the regulators. Door locks are a separate problem, vacuum related. It will take some time to troubleshoot all of the vacuum leaks. With a MityVac and a few hours time you should be able to clean up all of the leaks at the line connections. Leak at the lock actuators will require new rubbers or new actuators.
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Old 02-01-2003, 11:31 AM
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Change the window regulator!

The last few teeth of the window regulator are probably gone. The window regulator comes separate from the motor, at least in my car.
Good luck!
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