I'm trying to replace my window regulator, but can't figure out how to get it off the tracks. I have the rivets already drilled out and everything, just need to know how to get the part out. Anything will help. Thanks!
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Re: 1999 Blazer - Replacing Window Regulator
If you got the three rivets drilled out, use a hammer and punch to remove them completely. This should allow the motor to be removed. Either by moving straight back or at an angle. If it's still not coming, try lifting the window a little, be carefull though. If the window is keeping the motor from coming out, odds are the window will slide down as soon as the motor is removed. I said this assuming you are doing this while the regualtor is still in vechile.
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It is likely either a window switch, or the window track and regulator causing the issue. It might be the window motor, but most often it is either the regulator and window track causing the issue. You could try jumping the switch to see if it activates the motor, but my money is on the regulator/window needing replacement.
The Suggested Solutions are provided by the website and may not have anything to do with your issue. If the window was replaced by a shop, I would take it back and complain. They may have not connected the glass to the regulator, or the motor to the regulator.
IF YOU REPLACING WINDOW GLASS OR SEAL LOWER THE WINDOW DOWN ENOUGH TO ACCESS GLASS CHANNEL BOLTS TO REMOVE THE WINDOW GLASS.IF WINDOW REGULATOR IS FAULTY YOU CANT REMOVE PARTS ON WINDOW REGULATORS AND REPLACE THEM. YOU HAVE TO REPLACE WINDOW REGULATOR.WINDOW REGULATOR IS UNDER SPRING TENSION IF YOU TRY REMOVE PARTS FROM WINDOW REGULATOR YOU CAN GET HURT.
if it fell out or lost its track while you were operating it the window regulator has failed. remove the door panel and replace the regulator this is the whole assembly inside the door. if your replacing the regulator and you have slid the window out to do this you need to feed in in from the top its a little tricky but it will slide back in its track dont force it so you dont shatter it. the regulator keeps it all moving at the same time when the cables stretch over time they allow the window to sag one way or another and it fall out of its track and jambs. hope this helps
I ended up removing the regulator, replacing the window in its track and ordering a replacement regulator.
the information provided by FixYa was helpful in getting the window back in place but the main issue was 'restringing the cables' on the regulator - apparently difficult if not impossible to do, therefore the necessity to order the new part.