How to replace a astro window regulator?
This is a complicated task. My friend who is auto-friendly ended up taking his van to a mechanic to replace both the driver and passenger window regulators. The astro van is notorious for this kind of repair. It cost him $400.00 including tax for each regulator.The regulator itself is about $200.00- $250.00. I am going to have a look at my own van as my passenger window will not operate at all. Will let you know what kind of luck I have if any.
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Answer . \nI drove one about 600k. They do not usually go bad. Once the door panel is removed, there is about 4 bolts holding an "x" type assembly(heavy metal old style …regulator used by many manufacturers, including GM). Motor itself can fail, and is attached by a couple of screws, and is in a black plastic enclosure(replace the whole plastic assembly). If you live in the snow belt, and you try to lower the window when it is still stuck to the rubber moulding, it will strip out a few teeth, and will not go all the way up. Usually about an inch still open. One cure for this is to remove the "x" assembly, and take it to a weld shop. They can braze you a couple of spot drops in place of missing teeth. Basically a couple of drops of weld. You can then file them down to look like the rest of the teeth on the assembly. Grease all the teeth real well, and you will be in good shape for many years. More than likely, your problem is the latter.
Answer . regulater is riveted in
Answer . real easy. take off the door panel and speaker. then it is basically just a few bolts that hold it in place. the glass clips into the plastic guide by 2 clips. pre…tty much just plug and play. put the new one in as you took the old one out. took me about an hour never having done it before on a 2001.
Answer . \nDisconnect negative cable at battery. Remove the inside door trim panel, remove film watershield, remove the door window glass assembly by lowering the window a…ll the way, remove inside door handle and rods, unplug electrical mirror and regulator wires, remove the glass stabilizer bolt, then the 2 window glass retainer bolts, lift out the window glass, then remove the 4 regulator assembly bolts and wiggle the regulator out thru the opening. Reassemble in reverse order. Buy a Haynes Repair Manual for about $15 and save yourself some anguish! YFC
You have to drill the rivets on the motor separating it from the regulator. The new motor then mounts to the regulator and you insert the new bolts where the riverts were.
After seeing this question asked a dozen times, and halfwayanswered a few times, I decided to put together a comprehensive'how-to' for this common defect. I have replaced eve…ry window regulator in my 1996 grand marquis atleast once, the driver door 3 times. I can do it in the dark. Don'tdo any of this until you are sure you need a new regulatorassembly. If you can slide the glass up and down a good bit byhand, you probably need this. If the window works OK but getsjammed or cock-eyed during up/down motion, you have a differentproblem. If the window motor doesn't do anything at all, check thatfirst. New replacement regulators can be found for about $30 delivered oneBay, they are superior to the OEM part. First you need to understand that it could be either the regulatorOR the motor causing your problem ...even if you hear the motorturning and trying to raise the glass it could still be a bad motor(actually bad nylon gears within the motor assembly.) Step one is to remove the door panel and speaker: -Pry out the 'cup' behind your door opening handle. -Gently remove the window switch panel. It should pop up and out,then disconnect all those wires. -Remove the screw you just revealed that goes into the door frame. -Remove screws on both ends of the pull handle (behind moldedrubber plugs) -Remove the screw hidden in a tunnel at the bottom of the door. -Lift the door panel straight up (slide it up along the door.) Itshould pop up about an inch or so without much effort, if not lookfor hidden screws. -Pivot the bottom of the door panel out a few inches, then lift upa little more to remove it. Disconnect any remaining wireharnesses. -Carefully set door panel aside. -Door speaker is mounted to a molded plastic housing, like aspacer. There should be three screws securing the housing to thedoor, remove these screws and remove the speaker (don't forget todisconnect it.) -Carefully (and I mean carefully) start at the bottom and peel backthe plastic sheet covering the door. You'll glue or tape this backinto place so don't tear it up. Don't completely remove it, leavethe top glued to the door, you'll thank me later. I just roll it upand tape it back. After you get the door panel and speaker mounting off take a goodlook at what's going on in there. The regulator is basically ametal track that runs from top to bottom with a cross plate thatslides up and down on cables and holds the glass. The motor itselfis remotely mounted and connected by cables. The motor is attached to the regulator by nothing more than cables.The motor is mounted to the inner door skin (three Torx screws thatgo through the door skin, through the motor assembly, and threadinto the nylon cable housing.) These screws not only hold the motorassembly to the door, they also hold the motor assembly to theregulator. Don't grind off the rivets in that vicinity, you don'tneed to. Just pull the three Torx screws and have a hand ready tocatch the motor assembly inside the door. Carefully slide the motorassembly from the regulator housing and take it out. Before goingany further, test your motor. If you can twist it by hand, it'sbad. Reconnect it's wires and press the window button. If it seemsto work and sound good then you can reuse the motor. If youquestion it at all, replace it. The $ spent is worth avoiding thishassle a second time. There are two rivets (yes, rivets) that secure the glass to theregulator, perhaps the most idiotic thing Ford has ever done. Thereis only a very small window of opportunity to get access to these,the window has to be in just the right place to line both of theserivets up with their access holes (for removal AND installation.)You may have to manually pull the window to the right position. Ifthe regulator is adequately screwed up, the cables could be boundand make moving the window impossible. May have to cut the cables.Whatever you have to do, get the holes lined up for access. Pop theheads off these rivets without breaking the glass, this is a trick.I use a large high-speed metal drill bit to get the head off, justdrill dead center until it comes off. If the drill even kisses theglass, it shatters. Good luck with that. Once the glass is detachedfrom the regulator, lift it out by pivoting it forward, thensliding it out from outside the door. I don't know how better todescribe that, just figure it out. Set it safely aside. The regulator assembly is held on by two rivets at the bottom andtwo nuts at the top. At the top of the door is a metal bar, like agrab handle but sharp and ugly. Behind it are two holes and in eachhole is a nut that holds the top of the regulator in place. Removethose two nuts and set them aside. Remove the two rivets holdingthe bottom of the regulator in place, then you should be able towiggle the regulator assembly out through the large access hole. Installation is pretty much the reverse of removal. -*Advised* lubricate the window channels while the glass is out.WD-40 doesn't work, grease doesn't either. I found that stuff likePledge or Orange Oil works good if you can get enough in thechannel. -Remove all debris (rivet pieces and whatever) from the door cavityor rattles will drive you nuts later. -Put the regulator in, loosely attach top nuts. -Pop new rivets into lower mounting points, use bolt/nut if youdon't have a rivet gun (about $9 you tightwad.) -Install motor assembly (those three torx screws) and connect it'spower source. Make sure it goes up/down as expected by plugging theswitch panel back in and testing. Run the regulator to it's lowestposition for installing the glass. -Carefully slide glass back into door frame. Make sure glass is intrack both front and rear. Notice the angle cut in the glass at theback bottom? That's to help pivot it into place... Slide glass tofully raised position and tape it in place or have someone strongenough hold it up. Then carefully move regulator into properposition that gives you access to mount the window. -Reattach glass to regulator (I always use bolts with nylock nutsand thick nylon washers instead of more rivets.) -Tighten top two nuts, make sure regulator assembly is very secure. -Run window up and down, make sure it moves freely ...adjust ifnot. -Reattach the plastic sheet that was rolled up earlier, use sprayadhesive or duct tape. Looks don't matter, you won't see it but youWILL feel the hot/cold air if you don't get this plastic sheet backon good. -Replace the speaker housing, reconnect wires. -When putting the door panel back on the tricky part is the lockthat sticks up and out the top. It's tough to line up. I found iteasiest to unscrew the pretty chrome cap and shove a length ofsmall I.D. scrap hose over the threaded stud. Then I can use thehose to pull the lock up through the hole as I set the door panelon. -Start with the top of the door panel, make sure it is in it'sgroove at the top and the lock is through it's hole, then let itpivot down against the door. Once this looks good, gently lift upon the bottom of the door (sliding it up against the door) untilyou can engage the other 'hooks' and settle the door panel back tothe right place. Make sure it all looks right, may have a hook notengaged. -Reconnect wiring, test again. If you connected the wrongconnectors together, some things won't work. Color coordinated? -Replace removed screws & trim panels ...now go spend that $150 you just saved on something more fun.
Answer . With the door open, apply a piece of duct tape to the outer surface of the window, run it up and over the top of the door and apply it to the inside surface of the… window. This will hold the window in place while the regulator is being swapped. . Remove the window and lock control portion of the armrest by pulling up on it. Disconnect the cables. . Remove the two screws holding the panel to the door. . Lift the door panel up, then out slightly. . Disconnect the courtesy light bulb and finsih removing the panel. . Remove the bolt holding the door operating handle. Slide the handle forward to remove it. However, leave it connected to the lock mechanism. . Pull the plastic sheeting off, leaving the door operating rod through it. Slide it to the side. . Loosen the two bolts, one per side, that clamp the regulator to the window. . Both of these bolts may not be visible, depending on where in its travel the regulator failed. You may have to get creative and/or stuggle a bit here by adjusting the duct tape and reconnecting the window switch to adjust the height of the window until both bolts can be loosened. (Often a failed regulator can still be operated if a lot of the load is removed from it. You may need a helper to lift the window while you operate the switch to move it up and down to access the clamp bolts.) End by lifting the window to its highest point and retaping it in place. . Remove the six bolts (three per side) holding the two regulator rails to the door. . Disconnect the motor wires. . Remove the regulator assembly. You'll have to slide the parts of it around and angle them out of the door. . Installation is the reverse of removal. However, here are some tips to make it a little easier. . Remove the courtesy light housing and manual lock switch from the door panel prior to putting it back on the door. These are dealt with much easier individually than attempting to keep them wired/aligned while lining up the door panel tabs and sliding it into place.
This is only a quick general description. The door panel must be removed. There is a plug in door panel up top right or left depending on what side you are working on that mus…t be removed. Also in the top handle there is a screw behind a small cover for the door upper handle, remove it. The whole black plastic behind the upper handle needs to get pulled out. Next take off the bolts for the handle itself so it moves. There are 2 screws in the lower handle both have covers, remove them too. Carefully pop the panels in the lower part of the door working your way around. Next take off the black plastic side view mirror cover. Next remove the panel by working it up and out of its track. There will be plastic barrier on the door that must be removed to access the bolts. Un-clip all wires from the panel. You will at some point need to plug back in the window switch to move the widow to the point of accessing the bolt on the track that needs a ratchet to get to. Now you should be able to see 2 bolts holding the window on the track and I believe 3 or 4 that hold the motor in place. Pay close attention to how its in at this point, you will need to pull it all out but don't forget mounting points. The window will need adjustment with the new track in place so make sure you do the alignment before putting the panel back on. For a complete Step by Step guide with pictures, see the following Forum Post and Acuraworld Forums http://www.acuraworld.com/forums/f2/repairing-window-regulator-motor-98581/
Driver Side Window Regulator Assembly replace on 2004 pontiac grand prix
Take off door cover drill out the rib it's take out the star bit bolt drop whole assembly then replace ribbits
Anyway, the part# from napaonline.com is BK 6653601 for the drivers side (BK 6653602 for the passenger side). Remove the door panel, time consuming but not too hard. Loosen… the three 10mm bolts holding the motor in, remove the power connector. Lower the window so that the two bolts holding it to the regulator are exposed, remove them. Push the window to the top, propping it at this position (a screwdriver through the access hole at the top left will prop on top of the exterior door handle keeping the window in place. Remove the three 10mm bolts holding the regulator in place. 'Corkscrew' the regulator and motor out of the BIG hole at the back of the door. Installation is the reverse of assembly. EASY!
6-21-08 Just had mine replaced at an auto glass dealer. They got regulator from Jeep dealer for $170 and installed it for another $55. Felt it was a fair price. 03-24-09 I b…ought a new regulator on EBay for $99.00. I replace it myself - it took me about 35 minutes to complete. 1)Take off door panel, remove the speaker and nylon covering 2) remove bolts holding the regulator and motor to door 3) remove metal pin (slides out) holding window to nylon plate 4) disconnect power cable from motor 5) slide old regulator module through large hold at top of door 5) Have some one hold the window in up position (or tape it up) 6) put new unit into door through same hole 7) attach power cable 7: bolt unit and motor to door 8) slide window down and reposition on nylon plate and replace metal pin to hold window to unit 8) replace nylon covering, speaker and door pannel. Note; after it is put back together if the door doesn't open from inside of car you accidently engaged the child proof lock This took me about 35 minuts, required no special tools and i am not a "mechanic" My local Jeep dealer wanted $307.05 to do this.
In Daewoo Nubira
Hi All I have just replaced the electric window mechanism in the RR door of a 1998 Daewoo Nubira. You will need 1 x Phillips head screw driver -preferable with a small dia…meter shaft Remove the 4 plastic screws from the door panel Remove the plastic fitting on the door handle-Attention is required here as damage can occur quite easily. There are 3 plastic clips that hold the door handle surround use a small flat blade screwdriver to gently loosen clips located centre of fitting towards the rear of vehicle and top and bottom about 5 cm in from the leading edge, Now remove the electric window switch with Phillips head screwdriver ,slide switch towards the rear of vehicle to remove, Un-plug switch cable. Now you can remove the door panel ,lift panel upwards from the rear. Now you will need to remove the 2 Phillips head screws that hold the door arm support bracket once removed you can gently remove the protective plastic you will see there are 7 x 10 mm nuts that hold the assembly on remove all of these nuts next step is to remove the 2 x Phillips head screws that hold the glass onto the electric window mechanism, I did this by drilling to 6 mm holes in the door panel as close to where the screws are located (as I could NOT lower the glass) and removed screws -use a large flat blade screwdriver to pry window assembly inside the door between door and mechanism at the top 2 nuts, it can now be removed by gently prying downwards -Good Luck Hope This Helps
In Auto Parts and Repairs
I have an 02. Front drivers side, typical. Get the regulator from your parts house. Make sure it's the right part. There are several screws, but all you take out are three. Th…ese are the mounting bolts for the regulator assembly. You will have to dismount it, and from the window, itself. Best if done while in the "up" position. Keep it there(rubber grips of sort). Take out the old regualtor, and install the new one. Bolt everything back up. Worked for me. The shop wanted $240, and I did it for $46. Hope this will help.
Take the door panel off,you will need to remove 3 bolts for the window motor and then 3bolts(maybe4) that hold the regulator to the window
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To replace the window regulator in a ford falcon depends on the model, however the process is fairly similar.. 1. Remove door trim (there should be some screws along the outs…ide edges and behind the door handle). 2. Tape the door glass to the door or have someone hold it up as the next step will let it go.. 3. Remove the two bolts that attach the door glass to the regulator.. 4. Disconnect the power motor connector.. 5. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the regulator to the door.. 6. Remove the regulator and replace, perform all steps in reverse order.
It really depends on what type of vehicle it is since the process is different between makes, and models. There are resources online such as the 1aauto.com YouTube auto rep…air channel that has quite a few how to videos that show the DIY type person how to perform a repairs such as these. A link to the channel has been included below.