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Here are some pictures to go with the window winder cable replacement article.

This shows how the two plastic ends sit together in the white bracket that bolts to the window bottom. Also near the bottom can be seen the black broken off plastic support round the door lock opening rod.

At the bottom you can see the round hole with entry slot in the bracket that takes the outer cable end which is hanging just above. immediatly beside the bracket is the pulley wheel that the inner runs around. There is a similar set up top and bottom for each cable.

At the top can be seen the two white coloured bolts to be removed to remove the vertical channel. The outer cables mount on this at each end and the nylon slide with the inners ends slides up and down it. Just below the bolt heads are two empty holes and just below them and in the middle between them can be seen the peg in the door where the door lock rod support pivots.

Here in the middle under the left hand cross is one motor securing nut and further to the left are the two others one above the other on a slight diagonal.

This shows the motor and sliding channel with the cables all assembled. You can see the two holes in the top bracket where it bolts to the door, the two holes in the sliding nylon where that bolts to the bottom of the window and directly under the down-pull cable is just discernable a white spot which is the bottom bracket hole for the bottom fastening.

This is same as last picture but the whole assembly turned over. The pulleys can be seen top and bottom and the wire has come off the top pulley.

Here is the pulley inside the black plastic housing that comes off the end of the motor. You can see the slots top and bottom to allow for the inner cables to pass through the housing that the outers fit into. One inner can be seen in its slot before dissapearing around the drum, while the slot for the other is on the other side of the drum. You can see how close the drum is to the casing - it is this limited gap that stops 2mm cable being used (I measured the original as being 1.8mm but it seems standardisation has caught up with us and only 1.5 or 2mm was available. The fun comes in winding the two inners onto the drum in their opposite directions and holding them in place while you put the drum back into the caseing and at the same time the two outers into their holdings.

The black housing round the drum fits on this bit of the motor. The spindle in the middle of the coged wheel fits into the middle of the drum in the last picture.
Use a molybdenum disulphide grease in this area to lubricate the worm end bearing and all the other moving parts.

Hope this gives an insite into what is involved in replacing the window regulator cables in the Espace 1994. (believe same 1992 -1996)
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