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Window damage the rear window on the right made a sound like broken glass it didnt break but now it wont go up an down

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Sounds like the window regulator inside the door has failed. If you feel confident enough remove the door pad and take a look. Alternatively get your local mechanic to take a look for you it is not a major job.

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