You are right I looked and they are cracked.
How can I get new ones on without cracking them as well? Trying to put the
ball joint back in the broken ones is almost impossible, I couldn't get it
to go back on even with force and pliars etc.
thank you for your help
The new ones are more pliable than the brittle old ones. Most of the time,
the channel they sit in has crimps on the end. They are not necessary and
only serve to keep the original ones in the channel when the car is
assembled. Anyway, bend one end of the channel so you can slide out the old
ones. Slide in the new ones, you will probably have to pry them in the
channel over the rivet that will be in your way. Then take big channelocks
and if the window is up high enough to get them in the open area on the left
with the window about 7/10 of the way up, squeese the ball into the plastic.
If you are straight in alignment with the ball stud, it should go in without
too much effort. Then lube the channel with white lithium or similar. Don't
worry about rebending the end of the channel back, the regulator never goes
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