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Motor in driver side window quit working

I removed the panel and tested the window. It went down all the way then went up 2 or 3 inches and stopped working. It was slower than before. How do I get the motor out? What do I need to replace?

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ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005 - Window Systems

Door Glass & Regulator
Power Windows
Diagnosis & Testing
Driver's Window Switch
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  2. Test for infinite resistance between the signal terminals A and B and the B+ circuit terminal E with the passenger window switch in the INACTIVE position. If less than infinite resistance, replace the driver window switch.
  3. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal A and the B+ circuit terminal E with the passenger window switch in the UP position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the driver window switch.
  4. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal B and the B+ circuit terminal E with the passenger window switch in the DOWN position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the driver window switch.
  5. Test for infinite resistance between the signal terminals F and H and the B+ circuit terminal E with the driver window switch in the INACTIVE position. If less than infinite resistance, replace the driver window switch.
  6. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal F and the B+ circuit terminal E with the driver window switch in the UP position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the driver window switch
  7. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal H and the B+ circuit terminal E with the driver window switch in the DOWN position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the driver window switch.
Passenger's Window Switch
  1. Turn the ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the passenger window switch. Test for infinite resistance between the signal terminals G and F and the B+ circuit terminal with the switch in the INACTIVE position. If less than infinite resistance, replace the switch.
  2. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal G and the B+ circuit terminal with the switch in the UP position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the switch.
  3. Test for less than 2 ohms of resistance between the signal terminal F and the B+ circuit terminal with the switch in the DOWN position. If greater than 2 ohms, replace the switch.
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  17. Lift the window regulator, disengaging the loosened bolts from the door.
  18. Disconnect the regulator electrical connector.
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  1. Using a flat-bladed tool, pry the switch from the door trim panel enough to expose the locking tabs.
  2. Press the locking tab to remove the switch from the door trim panel.
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