Hi, a bit concerned about the rust in the one picture showing the bolt. Is the area sound? I have a rattle in the doors on my F when I close them, I've had both cards off and had to reattach window stop on one and adjust high on the other. But as far as I could see there was nothing loose, so I just greased up the mechanism and put it back together. Doors still rattle when I close them so maybe its something I will have to live with. Regards. D4KGP.I have now completed the repair after a lot of hassle, so I can add a "do not do what I did" post + I NOW know what is accessed from the hole circled in RED on my previous post, and (hopefully) what was rattling inside my door on rough roads and whenever I closed the drivers door.
Firstly: the don't do THIS:
I wiggled the window back into (what I believed) was the right position, ready for bolting-up to the lifting mechanism. That mechanism has to be about half-lowered to give room to get the black plastic stop on the glass behind & below the stop fixed to the inner door.
Having raised the assembly carefully back to where the two holes (green in the picture) allow access, I Moved the window fully forward into the short groove, which I WRONGLY assumed would put the glass in the "right" position fore-and-aft.
I then fully tightened (BAD MISTAKE) the bolts, tried lowering the window (no problem), then tried raising it carefully.
The "carefully" bit saved me. There must be some "guide groove" or similar obstruction near the hinge-end of the door. I had clearly adjusted/positioned the glass too far forward, and it started to "rear-up" at the back, while NOT moving up at the front, as I tried to raise the glass to it's closed (fully-up) position.
I then had to lower the assembly again until could line-up each bolt with a point of access lower down.
Before I replaced the glass, I had lubricated all joints and (visible) guide rail, and while doing this, I noticed a bolt and photographed it:
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I know that I had never undone any bolt of that size in the door, and I had noticed a loud rattle on any bumpy roads, so I am sure these parts (bolt, blue plastic sheath, which should wrap around bottom edge of glass and the out-of-focus grey lump, which was actually the component below), had been rattling around in the bottom of the door since I bought the car. I have a servicing invoice (November 2005 vintage) from the Rover Dealer who sold the car in 2002 which lists, amongst other standard servicing jobs: "lubricate window channels, OS". I suspect that they sort-of did this job, but did not bother/forgot to re-attach the bolt, blue plastic sheath this rear guide assembly.
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These parts re-assembled and fitted are shown below. The window now glides fully up and down smoothly, and Hopefully, no more rattling noises from the driver's door!
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With hindsight, I should have searched and read the workshop manual, as well as searching this site for help. Lesson learned