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2003 GL Window issue

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Passenger side window came off the track & wouldn't go up without manual help. It stays up for a little while but doesn't stay up. If the switch to lower the window is ever pushed by mistake, the window comes off track again & falls at an angle into the door. Took to garage & they said the glass needs to be re-attached to one of the clips (both clips are intact) with some glue. For some reason I'm not sure I understand, the mechanic says he if he glues it back together then it will break the glass when it dries. He's tried it quite a few times & it always causes the window to break apparently, so wants to charge for a new window for $250.

Does anyone have experience with this or similar issue and can recommend if I can try and glue this with some type of glue myself?
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This seems to be a common problem with Elantras. Mine did the same thing 3 years ago. I tried about 6 different adhesives, each one failed within a 3 month time. I finally gave up as the CORRECT adhesive is VERY expensive.

Recently I brought my car to the dealer to have the rear swaybar bushings replaced and I had them fix the window.....this "fix" required an entire new window as the "clips" come glued to the window from the factory.

They charged my $75 for the window and $90 for labor. I told them it would take me only 15 minutes if that to replace the window so I didn't want them charging me more than 1 hour.

You could probubly pic up a window from a Junk yard for much less and save money
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