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86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« on: May 21, 2011, 08:42:49 PM »
Were do i find a power window cable and housing for the drivers door? they are thicker then a speedo cable. But thats what they look like. Does anybody have anything input for me?
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Re: 86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 10:03:49 PM »
Well today i took my power window cable. Used a chop saw  to cut the square ends off. Brazed them to a little larger steel cable. Put it in a bigger tube and slapped it togher. it works for now but a little noisy but it works. Put a new hing on the back hatch. I happend across another set of them so the nexted time i break one i got em on hand. Eagle is soaring once again. :hello2:
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Re: 86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 12:17:41 PM »
I gave you a Good Egg for sharing that fix with us.
Those cables are rare, and it's good when one can be saved.  I had
one that a PO had repaired using clamps to fasten the ends to another cable.
If your door panel is still maybe you could post some pictures.
If you want to find another cable I suggest you post a request in Classifieds.

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Re: 86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 05:45:23 PM »
I am really lost when it comes to posting pic. I can not figure
 it out. Thanks for the good eggs. I dont really know what thoses mean tho.
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Re: 86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 06:37:46 PM »
Good Eggs are a sign of approval, or a thank you, or whatever.  I'm sure you will get better responses.

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I'm right 98% of the time, and I don't care about the other 3%.
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people;
that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
--Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:45
What part of "shall not be infringed" do they not understand?
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01 Yukon 4X4
(There's more to life than fuel mileage)
83 Eagle wagon; shared responsibility as daily driver
88 Eagle white woody wagon; shared responsibility as daily driver
86 wagon parts car
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Re: 86 eagle wagon limited drivers pw cable
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011, 08:27:01 PM »
 The main cause of failure is that it uses a braided/stranded cable inside a plastic housing. Over time, the metal cable rubs on the plastic where the unit bends.  This causes gumming up & sluggish operation. After this comes complete cable breakage. The cable can be rebuilt fairly easy, provided that it has not too broken. To restore use to a cable, the following can be done.

1. Remove the cable assembly from the motor & regulator.
2. Using a Dremel or other small rotary cutting tool with a cutting wheel, cut the black plastic cable housing at both ends of the cable as they attach to the metal. Be careful not to cut the metal cable inside.
3. Cut lenghtwise down the black plastic housing. Now the housing can be removed from the cable.
4. Clean all of the gunk from the cable, there may already be strands of the cable broken. cut away any really loosely wound strands leaving as much intact as possible.
5. Clean out the cable housing of any loose material leaving a clean interior.
6. slip the housing back over the cable There is tension enough to allow the cable to close back up, but if you wish, you can tape it back with electrical tape the length of the housing.  Leave the ends untaped.
7. reinstall the cable on your prized possession.

The cable will now rotate freely from the housing & the binding does not reoccur.  You could use the cable without the housing, but the cable will be very noisy when being used. The housing adds some stiffness to the cable preventing it from flopping around behind the door panel.

I know that this works as that is what I have in my Eagle. If you are lucky enough to find a new cable, they run upwards of $90.00.

 

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