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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    and this is the next thing I need to do to mine...

    NEITHER ONE of mine work anymore.... this means $60 and I guess all day working on them
    If you take your time, it should take no more four hours tops, if you do both sides. It took me just short of an hour, from start to finish.

    Just make sure you push UP on the things that come off of the inside of the door not OFF, and you'll do fine.

    At least you have some detailed instructions to follow, now. If I can be of any help, short of driving down to FLA, let me know, I'm more than willing to offer what I can.

    BTW, an 8 y/o makes the perfect torque wrench, so you don't over tighten the bolts holding the motor to the door

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    only thing I cant figure out is how to get the switch panel off the door
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    only thing I cant figure out is how to get the switch panel off the door
    Carefully lift the bottom right corner out and the top right corner up and it will come up. Then, you can work on the rest of the switch panel. Or, start at the top right. Just make sure to move it UP.

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    The correct definition of a window regulator is the mechanism that moves the window up and down which is driven by the motor assembly. Traditional mechanisms are the scissor type while many modern systems use cables and pulleys.

    Traditional scissor type:



    Cable and pulley type:



    Good job on the window motor gear repair!

    I am having issues with my RH window motor again and I will likely just replace it. It works when it wants to. Today it went partially down and will budge no more. It would not go back up. Even dismounted from the door, the motor would do nothing.

    Then to top it off, the LH window motor decided it was not going automatically stop turning in the full up position which yeilded a racheting effect. If I let off the switch of course it stops. But if I hold it down it rachets. It does not do this in the full down position. I never had this problem before and today it decided to do it.

    I suppose I will eventually replace these motors with remanufactured units. I cannot trust the condition nor longevity of salavage yard replacements anymore.
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    Window motor gear rebuild complete!!!!

    Both sides work now!

    Only wierd thing was, opening those up and smelled like old rotten fish!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D View Post
    Carefully lift the bottom right corner out and the top right corner up and it will come up. Then, you can work on the rest of the switch panel. Or, start at the top right. Just make sure to move it UP.
    Good thing I tried it on a junkyard car first! All I had to do was pull the opposite of the handle side OUT away from the door panel. Absolutely no pulling UP was involved. They're not designed for that. That might be why yours broke... The door panel itself definitely moves up though, not out like our foxes
    Last edited by sarjxxx; 10-09-2010 at 08:43 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    That might be why yours broke...
    Mine broke because I started on the wrong corner of the switch panel
    If worms had daggers, birds wouldn't f**k with 'em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott D View Post
    Mine broke because I started on the wrong corner of the switch panel
    at the door handle??
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarjxxx View Post
    at the door handle??
    Yep. I Couldn't find any detailed info on the removal, such as where to start, so it was a live and learn lesson for me that I can pass along to my fellow MN-12 brothers ad sisters.
    If worms had daggers, birds wouldn't f**k with 'em

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    oh yeah well that makes sense. Now I see what you meant
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