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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:19 PM
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Soft top sliding window stuck

I've read the forum, wrenched, and hammered to try and get my window off. It will not budge. Does anyone have any "outside of the box" advice or tips? I was ultimately successful in removing the driver side but am failing on the passenger side.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:36 PM
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Whoa! Wrenched and hammered? Shouldn't be necessary. Did both studs on the PS wolf window came off nicely?
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:41 PM
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I wound up soaking mine with pb blaster several times a day for a couple of days. Also had to get the gasket to separate from the door with a plastic putty knife. Not sure what the PO did, but it was a PITA.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:42 PM
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DS didn't come off easy at all. Seems like the "sleeve" is what is sticking. I agree, wrenching and hammering should not be necessary. I don't think the previous owner, who had it 10 years, ever removed the windows.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 02:54 PM
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The rubber gasket fuses to the paint. I have chunks of missing paint still coming up every time I remove mine. My caps are galvi, so perhaps prep was rushed and the paint didn't stick well.

Once the studs are out, there is a little play in the way it's seated. I just rock mine back and forth a bit from the top. Do yours have any play at all?
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:21 PM
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The studs will not come out and there is currently zero play.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:31 PM
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The studs will not come out and there is currently zero play.
Ok. Didn't know what stage of removal they were in. Yup, you'll have zero play with the studs in place. If they won't rotate, I'd go with the previous suggestion of using the PB! I'd also unscrew and remove your door cards for greater access and amiability of the spray, as you'll have to later anyways to clean all the residue up from the blaster. Just spray the snot out of the stud from below, obviously aiming for the top at the threads, and wait.
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:43 PM
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Ive started the PB process. Hopefully it'll work...
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 03:55 PM
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It'll work. Check them maņana. Tap them, wrench them, and if no joy, PB again and wait some more. I'm guessing the PO never used grease on the stud bolts. But YOU will! ;-) works year after year without a fuss or reapplication.
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