Broken wheel repair
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I think it's better than creating a whole new one on the same topic!
Fresh from my success replacing the washer pump, I've decided to fix my driver's window, which started jamming some time ago, and I removed the fuse to stop anything getting worse. I'm getting fed up with stretching round the open door for the chip or ticket when entering car parks, so it's high time I fixed it...
I took off the door card for a look, and the rim of the rear plastic wheel has broken away from its hub, and that end of the scissor is disconnected from it. That arm is slightly bent outwards, but not badly. I have a small lathe and some plastic (Delrin) and I want to turn up a new wheel, but what I can't see, and haven't seen in any photos in this place, is how the wheel attaches to the arm. All I can see is a stud staked through the arm, but not what's on the inside, holding the wheel in place, so I don't know how to make the center of the replacement. I'd like to do as much as possible before committing to removing the window and mechanism, to reduce the chance of the weather turning nasty while I have a huge hole in the car!
So, does anyone have a photo, or anything that shows what the centre of the wheel needs to look like? (Measurements would be good!)
Also, can I remove the broken hub and refit my new wheel without breaking anything? Is there a nut or something holding it on, or is it something that can't be undone and redone?
Finally, what stops the window at each end of its travel - is it just the physical barrier overriding the torque of the motor, or is it anything more sophisticated?
Incidentally, I have some thoughts about the window switch-pack in the centre console and why they sometimes overheat, as discussed earlier in this thread, but I'll leave that for now.