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Old 07-23-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Sliding part of window removal

It appears we took a rock or something to one of our side windows this past weekend and it turned into a spiderweb (2007 Sea Breeze). This is on a horizontal sliding window (double-paned) and it is the sliding part that needs the glass replaced.

Is there a relatively easy way just to remove the sliding part without taking the entire window apart? Found a company that can match the glass but I can save a big chunk of change if I can just take them the sliding part rather than paying them to do it.

Thank you!

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It appears we took a rock or something to one of our side windows this past weekend and it turned into a spiderweb (2007 Sea Breeze). This is on a horizontal sliding window (double-paned) and it is the sliding part that needs the glass replaced.

Is there a relatively easy way just to remove the sliding part without taking the entire window apart? Found a company that can match the glass but I can save a big chunk of change if I can just take them the sliding part rather than paying them to do it.

Thank you!

Tony
Assuming you have the typical window assemblies .... no. But you can remove the whole window in about 15 minutes. It usually takes longer to get the inside window dressings down than the actual removal.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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I don't have the double pane windows but on my dolphin with single pane you can remove the sliding part. It's tricky but you have to get the plastic inserts at the top and bottom removed first. They can be slid to one end and pulled out with a needle nose pliers.
See these links for Hehr windows
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http://www.hehrintl.com/pdf/Hehr%20Service%20Manual.pdf
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I think that you can remove the rubber slide chanels from the slider and then the glass can be lifted out of the frame without removing the complete window.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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Just for information, your windows were manufactured by SE-GI

http://www.se-gi.com/
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Thank you all for the replies. I'll take a look and see if there are removable channels that will allow me to life out the panel. That definitely would be easier than taking the whole assembly out.
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Thank you all for the replies. I'll take a look and see if there are removable channels that will allow me to life out the panel. That definitely would be easier than taking the whole assembly out.

You have to take the window frame out, inside take the screws out in the retainer ring, go outside, run a razor knife along the edge of window to cut the caulking, get a flat bar and start prying the frame out. After out, on a tool bench you will see the screws hold frame together, they come out, perhaps not all, then get the broken window out. Done this a lot of times.
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Once the window is out what do you use to re-seal it?
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Plastic

When I took mine out to work on it I cut a piece of plastic out of a black construction garbage bag and taped it on the outside with duct tape. I use to redo my own but not any more. I would take the fogged glass apart, saving the "swizzle" (the seal which separates both pieces of glass, clean all the sealant on it, clean both sides of the glass. Then went to a auto industrial shop which sells paints and so forth to auto body shops and got a caulking tube of black windshield sealant. I put the window back together then sealed around the edge like I found it and let it sit for 24 hours until set. But if any of mine get fogged I'm ordering a replacement glass. To much work.
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