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Power window motor or cable. which is it?

My window wont roll up or down but I hear the motor trying. The cable is shredding so do I replace the motor or just the cable?

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Replacing the motor wont do you any good. You will still have a shreded cable. You can usually order the whole window regulator assembly as motor and cable plus all guides. If there is an option to get it without the motor you should be able to do that and save your self some money as it sounds like the motor still works just fine.

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