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stretched window regulator cable


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i don't know if this is where to ask, i put it in the main 996tt forum, but no one has anything to say, maybe here? anyway, i had the door panel off and could see the cable loose on the lower front wheel and could pull back the outer cable sheaf, so i rigged something to put tension on that outer and window now drops the initial 1/2", though it is more like a 1/4", and i am sure this is a temporary fix, my q is can i adjust the play out of the cable with those adjustment screws, or are they for something else?,am i looking at a new regulator?, thanks, kevin

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Agreed that it sounds like you're headed toward a new regulator. I've replaced my driver side regulator...twice... Do yourself a favor and get the OEM Porsche part from the beginning, not the aftermarket ones at half the cost that claim they're just as good. They're not :censored:

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There is a fix for a stretched regulator cable which involves installing a bicycle brake line adjuster in line with the cable in the regulator.

I had posted a link here to the 986forum.com poster who had devised this ingenious fix a couple of years ago. If I find the link, I'll post it again.

Regards, Maurice.

Update: Here is the link for that magical fix: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/25704-window-regulator-permanent-fix-stretched-cable.html

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