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Found this in my door

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JFS, May 26, 2020.

  1. May 26, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    JFS

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    track in door.jpg There was something rattling in my door, so I popped the panel to find this. I was expecting to find a broken bolt, since the head of one is missing from the end of the door. My crank window seems to operate fine, but this to me looks as if it might be something I should investigate because it clearly has a purpose somewhere. Looks like part of a window track to me. That's not phone camera optics you see, btw. It as really arched a bit. Anyone know what it is and how vital it is? I'm tempted to just put the door back together without it because the only problem I'd identified before was rattling. Anyone have a clue on this?
     
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    Lol that’s one of your window tracks.
    It bolts in with two M6x1.25 nuts.

    Although that one looks to be spot welded at one point. My above statement is true for the window track nearest to the latch.
     
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    I wonder did it come loose fall in the bottom and was replaced by another track and the old one just left in the door

    OP having window problems ??
     
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    Thanks, guys. I'd ordered the bolt and washer 90901-19029 (they sent two)
    because another fine Tacoma person on here noted that it's the part that goes in the hole at the lower edge of the door. While I didn't find a place to bolt this track on with two bolts, I did manage to attach the track through that hole (being very cautious not to overtighten,) tuck the weather strip in the channel, and verify that 1) the window cranks and 2) the door shuts with no rattling, so I'm calling this part of the job done, and the only casualty so far is one of those plastic discs for snapping the door panel on. Thanks for identifying the part for me, Bartmaster. And Dirt, the beast just seems to want out. Actually, this is her version of Netflix.
     
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    Don’t forget the rubber ‘C’ channel has to slide into that metal track and then the window slides inside the rubber channel.
     
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    Also you didn’t have to order that. Any hardware store will sell you an M6x1.25 bolt for like $0.75.
     
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    Thanks, BartMaster. Amazingly, that's what I did, but only because I couldn't find another way -- haha
     
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    What the Hell are you doing in my living room?!?!? Ehhhhhhh:anonymous:
     
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    Hi all, I am missing the bolt mentioned above, the bolt and washer 90901-19029. For the alternate bolt, the M6x1.25, I was wondering what the length might be? Also will I have to remove my door panel to access? I noticed a rattle in my door and noticed the missing bolt. TIA!
     
  12. Sep 10, 2020 at 1:47 PM
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    I don't remember the bolt length, but I do know that you need to remove the door panel to line up the bolt with the window channel piece. I can reassure you that it's pretty easy, considering I accomplished it with the help of some youtube vids.

    Can't find my calipers, but here's the bolt
    tacoma bolt window.jpg
     

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