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You may have a number of problems, all can be answered by removing the door pnl and inspecting. The window may have fallen out of the track, the window motor may have fallen out of the regulator, the motor's drive system may have stripped or broken, the regulator itself may have failed or broken or the window is no longer attached to the regulator. Pull the pnl and start inspecting. Good luck!
If you want to do this you need to remove the inner door panel( and maybe a weather barrier). be aware if you have any power options with switches on the door panel they must be disconnected before you attempt door panel removal.as soon as you remove the door panel(usually two or three screws and a dozen easily breakable plastic clips holding it in place) you will be able to see the window lift mechanism. if the window has not fallen completely off track you will be able to see how it is held by the "lift cradle" carefully without letting the window fall down into the door place the window back into its track"cradle" and loosely tighten the fasteners. and reconnect the window crank or window switch temporarily to slowly lift and lower the window while supporting it with your hand (to be sure it doesn't fall off its track while testing it) check if the window is tracking properly. if if seems to slide up and down appropriately and lands into the window seal appropriately then lower the window to a place where you can snug down the window retainers not too tight so as not to break the glass. and replace the door panel. after all switches or mechanisms are replaced test it again slowly to check for appropriate function and if you are satisfied pat yourself on the back for a job well done. i hope this helps
Yes. But it is not as simple as putting the window back on track. Most new vehicles use a different type of regulator (not the old pinion and rack type gear. Most use a small motor that is attached to cables that raise and lower the window. Most often these cables break and the window falls. Pull the inner door panel off and you can verify. If it is the regulator, check out Amazon. Seem to have the best prices and warrantees. Good luck!
I went to roll my left rear window in my 99 Passat and i heard something drop. the window wont go down now. but the motor works cause i can hear it going up and down. And when i bring it down it wont take the window with it. It seem as if the peice that hold the window to the track has fallen off . Anyone have idea of what this part could be??
Remove inner door trim panel. Remove plastic insulation. Wedge or duct tape your window. So when you separate the window and its tracks, It wont slide down and break. Remove window regulator and tracks then start separating the window motor from the tracks. Test for power and ground first and the connector and the switch. Before you condemn the motor.
if the motor runs, than it doesnt have to be replaced, your window is not secured to the track. those plastic pieces are what holds your window on the track. Replace those, you can get them for less than 20 bucks at the parts store