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Old 03-21-2003, 03:19 PM
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W126 window regulator repair - illustrated

One of the repairs required to my newly returned 300SD was to the right rear window regulator.

Given that the typical MB shop will simply replace the whole regulator/motor assembly - say $300 - $400 for parts and $400 for labor - I thought it might be nice to ilustrate how to do this for $5, provided your motor is still in working order and the only broken part is the nylon sliding jaw. Even this simple repair, if done correctly without needless replacement of good parts, will still run you 3 hours of labor. My labor rate was very reasonable....

Go to my web site - Cars - Technical - Chassis for details.

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Old 03-21-2003, 09:58 PM
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Hi Thomaspin,

thanks for the slide show. It will come in handy for someone (hopefully not me, knock on wood). I rather replace the alternator regulator...

Reinhard Kreutzer
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Old 03-23-2003, 01:44 PM
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Nice writeup, again. Your work is a true joy to view. Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-24-2003, 02:24 AM
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once again thomas A+.

i took a moment to look at some of your non car fotos. i really do like the b/w.

the 88 started right up and runs just super now and today i started the 72's update.

you know if you aren't a photographer by choice you should be.

thanks for fotos
Thanks Much!

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Old 03-24-2003, 08:01 AM
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...this guy Thomas is a genius, what great work !
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Old 03-24-2003, 12:59 PM
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Another excellent job!

You are too good to us. You should be paid for this kind of work.
Paul S.

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