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Sunday 15 January 2017

Sliding window rattle

The rear windows of the cab in the Defender made a disconcerting clack noise when going over bumps. It was a bit of a worry that the glass might crack.

I replaced the broken lock and the banging has gone.

Fairly easy job. The only tricky bit is removing the old lock. There's not enough headroom to bash it directly so I used a screwdriver horizontally and bashed the shaft of that.

The amount of force needed was a bit worrying but the lock did give way before any damage to the window.

Refitting was a case of bashing the new lock on to the slide rails, in my case, with a rubber mallet.

The rattle has gone.

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