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Hello, everyone... I hope someone here can help me out. I got my '06 Sequoia in November (6 months ago). It had the hatch latch issue, which I repaired, the hatch window guides were rotted out (odd, since there isn't any rust on the hatch itself) - and I replaced those, too. Everything was working great. Fast forward to 2 days ago. I tried to put the window up, and got nothing but a noise from inside the hatch. I got out and looked, and found the window shattered down inside the hatch. The glass somehow made it's way down under the latch cover and into the latch mechanism so the hatch wouldn't open. I had to cut the cover off of it and then basically ruin a new latch to get it open... I found the guides that ride in the channels on either side have rotted and failed. I got everything apart, and found both passenger and driver side guides broke. In trying to remove the bolts that hold the regulator and related hardware to the nylon channels that glue to the glass, the encapsulated nuts twisted out of the nylon.
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Does the new glass include these nylon channels? Where can I source the driver side guide wheel?
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Can the brackets that attach the regulator to the nylon channels be replaced independently, or do I have to buy a whole regulator? The regulator is in perfect shape otherwise.
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I can't seem to find anything but complete regulators, and they don't specify what pieces actually come with them, the same for the glass - they seem to just show stock photos. I need to keep my costs down as much as possible. Thanks for any help!
 

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I don't have an answer for you but can commiserate. I don't use the rear window on my 02 much for fear of stuff like this. It sounds bad going up and down and the sloshing rust sound when i raise and lower the liftgate makes me think mine probably looks like yours too. Good luck and let us know how you work it out.
 

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I got some information on the Sequoia owners FB page, and I found a used, really clean regulator assembly on Feebay for $175. I decided take a gamble and messaged the seller to see if he had the guide wheel - I lucked out, because he said he had it and would just throw it in! From what I was told by a dealer I called, I'd have had to buy the whole guide rail assembly to get one because they come together (I already replaced the rails months ago). If you DO need everything, I found there are a couple of sellers that have entire kits - regulator, motor, guide rails, guides, and MPX box for $400something bucks, or you can do some homework and piece it together with a mix of used and new stuff, or all used stuff, like I wound up doing (except the glass). I love having the opening window, so it's worth it to me.
 
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