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Boxster 986S Driver Fwd Window Clamp Problem


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One recent hot day caused the exterior rubber outside the Drivers window to stick.

This caused the front clamp to lose it's grip and came undone while lowering the window.

I have the panel apart but the Torx screw simply spins and I am unable to tighten it against the window.

Is something missing?

The rear one is intact and has something black on the other side of the screw.

But I don't see anything of the sort at the front.

Any advice?

Thanks!

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Wow!... ZERO replies.

I figured it out. I should have taken a photo.

If you back the screw too much, as I did, the clamshell clamp will dislodge. With the window up, I had to reach my hand way up in the panel to reattach and realign the back end. I pulled the back portion all the way out first to have a look-see, tilt it back slightly and lift up to remove. The rubber pad, used to protect the window, got slightly twisted in mine. I had to reset it properly in the clamp, easy to do.

I replaced the back end of the clamp and, you need to hold this in place w/one hand while you set the scew with the other hand.

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The window seal shouldn't be binding, maybe best to replace it as it sounds like it's the source of the problems.

I believe you are right. It will just happen again. I believe the material that presses against the outside window has deteriorated.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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