Check the clip fron the window to the regulator. These will break off and you will hear the motor working but the window will not go up or down. You can replace your regulator and motor as one unit for little cost, if broken. You might get away with just replacing the clip to your window/regulator.
its easy just take off the door panel, disconnect the wiring harness and take the screws out of the mount for the window motor and it comes rite out
All you do is take off the door panel remove foam (plastic, rubber) weather guard & disconnect the wires for locks and window... remove speaker. There will be bolts (usually gold) . There are clamps holding the window to the regulator / motor loosen then pull window out through the top of door. When window is free just shimmy the regulator / motor out of the door on the bottom left side (there should be a decent hole to get it through...) once out put new regulator / motor in and place window in new clamps on regulator / motor tighten bolt back together and put panel back on....
I found having a repair manual specifically for your make/model/year a great start. I'm in the same boat and this is what I have found out and will be doing next weekend. First, I had the a screw placed in the regulator to keep the window up until I am able to replace the window regulator. The regulator comes complete with the motor, so what I will do is remove the current regulator have a friend holding up the window has I am doing this so I wont have to remove the window (to skip a step), then just attach the new regulator in the same place as the original.
It is not always the regulator. It could be a motor for the window, a bad switch, or bad wire, or even just a blown fuse. If you can hear a clicking noise in the door then its not the fuse or switch but mostly the motor. Most of the time now you get a motor with the regulator when you replace them.
don't just replace the window motor replace the whole car. get a hybrid or something
I have a 1999 ford contour and just replaced the front driver window regulator and motor the other day. You need to take off the inner panel of the door by unscrewing all areas. You will probably have to unscrew the 4 bolts to the window regulator (which is the cable that moves the window up/down when you run the window motor. The motor is connect to this). There are 3 screw to the wind motor connect to the door frame to be unscrewed (middle right side of doorfram by speaker). The motor just unscrews from the regulator and screw the new one in. Go to a salvage yard for the part (I paid $10 at a U-Pull-It salvage yard for the regulator and motor vs $118 at Auto Zone).
take the door panel off and unbolt the regulator and jam the window until you can replace the regulator
If the cable is off the pulley, the window regulator is toast. You may be able to get it back on, buy you're wasting your time. It will just come off again. Replace the entire regulator
i wouldn't worry about it its just some type of weather proof jell but if your window regulator is broken its cheaper just to replace the whole regulator instead of screwing with the motor when you replace the regulator it actually comes with a new motor just go on Ebay i replaced all of mine in my ls there about 60 bucks
Unfortunately you can't just change the motor. You have to buy and replace the whole assembly including the window. Its a rip-off but the motor, ratchet, arms and window comes as one replacement assembly.
it depends on what dealership you go to. some say yes others say no. you dont have to change the motor, you just have to find a way to get such the regulator and or cable. No, the power window module is not servicable; you have to replace the whole thing.
the regulator and motor need replaced. they can both be ordered on line for about $65. and have a local car window shop install them for a $100 or less. the regulator will come with the motor installed. just make sure you order the new regulator with motor. a local cadillac shop or window repair shop will try to charge you over $500 to fix
My dealer repaced the whole motor
It sounds like the plastic gear on the window regulator has broken. disengaging the window from the levers... I had a 1990 240sx that had the same problem. You have to take the door panel off and replace the window regulator.... I would recommend painting all the internal linkage and window screws before you take them off, this way you will know where to reposition the window and linkage to avoid adjusting later... If you window motor is turning and the window goes up part of the way but stops. But can be pulled all the way up by hand it is the motor. It has a rubber cog inside the assembly and the steel shaft from the motor rips through the rubber cog and just spins. I orded a regulator and it ended up being the motor. My car has a sheet draped over the door so cats won't get in there and piss in it tonight... but the motor and the regulator. Don't be cheap....get both of them in the first place. A1auto dot com is the cheapest place. ~shawn
Don't waste your time with just the motor. The motor usually fails because of a bad regulator. Replace the whole assembly. Here's an article on regulator replacement. The photos shown are on a Buick, but the Ford is similar http://free-auto-repair-advice.blogspot.com/2007/10/replace-power-window-motor-regulator.html Rick I'm a retired ASE Master/L-1 Technician. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. Visit my blog for cool articles and TSB's: http://free-auto-repair-advice.blogspot.com
This is a common problem - the "power window regulator" has a plastic clip that can break - you can't buy the clip by itself, you'll need to replace the entire regulator.
well I've got this same issue on a VW Polo and I'm going to release the 2 window glass clamps, even if I need to cut an access hole to get a spanner on them, and then drop the entire window mech and cables, repair/replace the motor, then (on the bench) make the motor "drop the window clamps" to the half-open position, then replace the mech in the door and drop the glass back in and clamp it up. I'm tempted to just break the glass window and drag the whole mech out. The window it not too expensive, and it would save having to unclamp it from the mech. fingers crossed GC United Kingdom if only they would use decent kit in the first place.
Just use a flat head screw driver to pry it off.
I found this while looking for info on a Grand Prix. It should help you. http://shbox.com/1/how_tos.html When buying a new window motor, buy it with the regulator. Trust me, the extra money is worth it in the long run. It's such a pain if you change the motor on the regulator. But if you cannot afford the whole assembly, make sure you drill a whole threw the fixed regulator arm, and geared regulator arm, and run a bolt or a pin threw the holes to keep the two arms aligned. This trick will save your fingers from the spring, and save you a lot of time and effort. But again, save yourself a lot more time and trouble, just buy the motor/regulator assembly.
It really depends on what type of vehicle you have and if just the glass needs replacing or the actual motor in the window. It can cost an average of $46 just for a new motor. You can usually do it yourself.
First off the regulator and the motor are one in the same, just depends on what you want to call it. If the fuse is ok you might want to pull the panel and test the regulator directly. If the regulator checks ok than check the switch. If you don't know or have someone, let me know.
Have not tried top remove the door panel yet but looking at the options for windowe regulators and motors for the 02 grand am's it looks as if the mototr is actually rivetted to the requlator. Have been looking at e-bay for complete regulator and motor assemblies http://search.eBay.com/Pontiac-grand-am-window-regulator_W0QQfkrZ1QQfnuZ1 maybe this will help. It sure has me confused.AnswerFound a very good site that has illustrated the door panel removal and window regulator/motor replacement along with diagnostics http://www.a1electric.com/grandam.htmAnswerRepair shop wants $616 for parts and labor to replace the motor and regulator on my front driver side door. They already charged me $90 of that to take off the panel and check it. Had I known it would be this expensive, I definitely would have tried it myself!UPDATE: 12/16/2008I am having to replace my Front D.Side window regulator and motor in my 2001 P. GrandAm. The motor is actually bolted to the regulator on OEM part that I removed on the 2001, but in reality ... it doesn't much matter; most sites I visited sell the motor or the motor and regulator together. I really only needed the regulator myself. I haven't rec'd the part I ordered yet, but I guess worst case scenario, I have an extra motor in case the new one fails. Although, my guess is that the OEM motor may not likely work with the new replacement part set-up. The website you referenced was awesome ... it was to the letter how to get the panel off. I have already removed the old part and just waiting for the new to arrive so it can be installed.
Hi, I just had the LF window regulator replaced in my '93 Topaz. Had to get the regulator from an auto junkyard because the car is 17 yrs. old--cost me $40.00 for the all metal regulator and a local body shop friend did the work for about $50.00. Works like new--good luck
No, the gears are stamped as part of the regulator arms. If the gears are bad the regulator unit would need replaced. More likely a problem with the gear on the motor. I've never seen the motor gear offered separately. Motor would have to be replaced.