I put thr rear window down and it stayed down! I can hear the motor run inside the door but the window doesent move. The switch works the motor in both directions as I can hear it. How do I fix it myself and how do I remove the door trim to get to the glass inside the door?
2 screws on door pull and door clips around outside edge of door panel pop out with flat screwdriver then remove panel some motors you can replace just the plastic gears oriellys parts stores carry them obout 15 bucks good luck
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You likely have a bad window regulator(fancy name for the electric motor and the cable mechinism that moves the window up and down.
I have had to replace both rear window requlators in my 2003 GMC Envoy, Terrible engineering on the window requlator. There is a nylon wheel on the electric motor, that nylon wheel winds up the cables to raise/lower the window. The edges of the nylon wheel (drum) wear out and the cable derails. Running the window motor just makes a "rats nest" out of the cables, you will likely have to replace the whole regulator. The inside door panel is held on by screws, in door handle and then clips around the perimeter of the pannel. After you remove the inside door panel there will be a paper panel siliconed to the door frame. You will have to be very careful removing it as it tears easily. I replaced my requlators several years ago. The left and right door went out within a couple of months of each other. At that time the only place you could get the rear doors was the dealer($200- $230) . The front doors had aftermarket available. I would assume with such a poor design, there are sure to be less expensive aftermarket parts(that are likely better) available.
If you are mechanicaly inclined, should be able to replace in about 1-2 hours.
If you here the window motors running then take off the inner door panel and make sure the window gear is engaged into the motor. If so and the track moves up and down then the window came out of the track holders and has to be glued back in it.
You need to either replace the motor or get a rebuild kit for the head unit. You remove the motor and take out 2 bolts in the head, use a flat blade screwdriver and hammer the pinched areas to get access to the inside gear. its a nylon gear and has 3 nylon runners inside. yours will prob be in pieces that are mixed with thick grease. best to clean all that out. the rebuild kit is pretty cheap or you can just cut a bolt into 3 similar sizes and drop them in the slots. (just remember the slip action the nylon is a safety feature in case you get your head or arm caught in the window as it closes) the metal pieces make it stronger and more dangerous. Put the head back together, pinch the metal tabs, put it all back on. Same solution will work on the door windows as well.
is this on BOTH windows?? it is odd they both failed at the same time.
If you here the motor running there is something inside the door has let go or falling off. the door will have to be taken apart to be fixed.
this is what's inside YOUR door. (passanger side, drivers side is just a mirror image)
1. there could be a problem between the motor gear and the moon gear. or 2 (most likely) the regulator arm has come off the window track or the window track has come off the glass.
hope this helps.
its the window regulator. not to bad to change. just a couple of screws to remove the door panel. peel the liner back & remove the 6 10mm bolts and uunhook the electrical connector and the window from the regulator. installation is reverse
The rear window has to be completely down in order to move the tailgate! You should be happy that your window is stuck up, unlike mine which is stuck all the way down! I have to completly take apart my tailgate!! If you want to try a trick to get the rear window down, my bronco has a rear window switch right next to the headlight knob, take the 2 purple wires on that window switch, and cross them, if your motor still works and if the wires are good, that should make the window go down!!! good luck, hope that helps!