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2001 GMC power window repair- front drivers side

Removed the door panel and saw a frayed metal cable. Minimal window movement and very noisy. What to do and how much?

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I am not 100% familar about the innerworkings of your particular truck but in majority of GM aplications there is a Bar that goes along the Bottom of the Window that has plastic clips in at least 2 locations these clip attach to a Cable and pulley system that is attached to the power window motor raise the window when You press the button

Follow this link to see a photo of the Whole regulator assembly

*many of the pieces can be ordered individual from the dealer
before I order anything If I were you I check and see if the cable had come off one of the pulleys causing it to get stock and fray the cable... You might get away with just putting a block of wood in the bottom of the door to support the window when you manually pull it to the raised position and try and free the cable.

Note that the entire assembly can be taken apart and the window can be left in the door. This is a several hours long job for a mechanically inclined person with no experience I have changed 1 on a pontiac Aztek 2002 model and a 2002 Trailblazer which uses the same part as the envoy ...

note carefull of cutting the knuckles I did that a few times when replacing the assembly.

good luck
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