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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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S2 Window Regulator Winding

This might be a moot point but does anyone have a new LH regulator for an S2 Spider that you could take pictures of how the cable is wound? My cable housing came loose and was stuck in regulator wouldn't allow the window to roll down all of the way. I managed to free the housing but the cable winding is all messed up now. The new ones come pre-aligned which might be the path of least resistance.

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This might be a moot point but does anyone have a new LH regulator for an S2 Spider that you could take pictures of how the cable is wound? My cable housing came loose and was stuck in regulator wouldn't allow the window to roll down all of the way. I managed to free the housing but the cable winding is all messed up now. The new ones come pre-aligned which might be the path of least resistance.

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I had my door repaired and the body shop tried 3 times to get the cables correct. Plus my wires running through the door is causing the window motor to run slow. There are some guys who scrapped the old system and purchased the new modern windows motor and lifting mechanism. No cables. Good luck




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I had my door repaired and the body shop tried 3 times to get the cables correct. Plus my wires running through the door is causing the window motor to run slow. There are some guys who scrapped the old system and purchased the new modern windows motor and lifting mechanism. No cables. Good luck

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Thanks. There's one vote for buying a new one.
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Chuck, perhaps this gets you where you want to go....https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...placement.html
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My least favorite job. I have done it three times and have on one occasion fouled up a new part so badly that I had to scrap it. You should also know that if you have the older style chrome window winder handles, the ones without the black inserts, that most of the parts being sold will not fit without modification as the stems are too long and the clip will not seat in the groove properly. I have had to grind the stems down to make mine fit.

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From the link, "That worked....but it sure seemed crude. So I decided to clean it up...."
Wow, I wonder how many nightmares, and just not on Alfa's, started with that thought.
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Chuck, perhaps this gets you where you want to go....https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...placement.html
Rick, exactly what I needed. I searched prior to my initial post but somehow missed that thread. A million thanks, or in today's dollars, ~$50 plus shipping.

I initially tried rewinding the spool and then installing the regulator but the cable quickly returned to a state of chaos and I was back to where I started before I had even finished.. With the window all the way up, I loosened the bottom adjustment bar, removed the cable from the left pulley to give more slack, installed the regulator and then aligned the cable using my trusty Harbor Freight pick (which can also be used to pull the clips off of the winder handle and door pull). Once the cable was aligned properly, I simply ran the cable over the left pulley and tightened down the adjustment bar on the bottom.

@ntvnyer, I feel your pain. I did two of these on my Roundtails back in the day and my fingers never forgave me. I was not looking forward to a full replacement....

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