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You might want to match it with and to the other side. I replaced mine with a Philips head screw from a spare vent window. It seems the Allen head have a tendency to get rounded out.

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I see John has the dimensions.

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Fabulous ideas! Thanks very much.
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Does That Allen Screw Just Come Out From The Top? I Have One That Wont Stay Open Even After Tightening The Screw..kenn
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Kenn:
From what I remember, the top post of the vent assembly, where the set screw goes into, is a split post with an internal "tapered" thread. When you tighten the set screw, it causes the post to expand causing friction to hold the window open. There is a small nylon bushing, in the frame, that the post rides in. If this bushing is broken or missing, the window will never get tight. I found this out when I forgot to install the bushing. Part of the problem is I have never found a listing or replacement number for this bushing. You can see the bushing listed as part number 22960 on attached photo.
Searching around on Google I was able to find a listing for the bushing, but it is for a Ford truck. They used to put the bushing on the lower post instead of the upper. You had to remove the entire vent assembly from the car to change it. I have no idea if it is the same bushing, but it does show up with the same part number.
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I sure hope I am not missing that bushing!

BTW - is it conceivable that missing this screw could be causing my leak? When it rains water drips from above the vented window on driver's side. Exactly where this screw is absent.

UPDATE - went to Ace Hardware and picked up some replacement candidates. A bigger store like Home Depot will have more options if these don't work.

The silver screw on the left is the original screw. Second from the left was the closest I could find. And I got some extras just in case. B/c I dont wanna go back and forth to the store doing trial and error.
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Also, no photos, but this might contain the necessary screw and bushing?

http://www.tbirdhq.com/pc_product_de...8CA75EC79DBA94
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The two on the right are sheet metal screws, not machine screws. Are any of the other screws 8-32 thread as I indicated.

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Also, no photos, but this might contain the necessary screw and bushing?
That's for the 1/4 window (rear), not the vent window.

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Thank you. I am not sure. In my rush to get to work this morning I did not remember the size. But if they don't work I will use the proper 8-32 number in my mind when I walk into Home Depot.

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The two on the right are sheet metal screws, not machine screws. Are any of the other screws 8-32 thread as I indicated.

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They probably won't have it in a allen head screw but slotted or phillips is fine as long as the head is small enough to fit in the hole. I wouldn't get any longer than 1/2".

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