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Remove and replace front passenger window regulator

Just need step by step instructions on removing and replacing my window regulator on my 2001 durango front passenger door. With pics and tool list would be great.

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  • ghowell Jun 04, 2009

    Is the regulator bolted in or is it riveted?



    Will I need any special tools for removal and replacement?



    Other forums discuss using a block of wood to support the window. You suggest raising it to the closed position and taping it. Am I correct to assume that raising and taping it is an alternate to using the block of wood?

  • ghowell Jun 04, 2009

    will know after I try to complete the job.

  • ghowell Jun 04, 2009

    will know after I try to complete the job.

  • ghowell Jun 04, 2009

    will know after I try to complete the job.

  • ghowell Jun 04, 2009

    will know after I try to complete the job.

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It's simple but take time. Remove the screw from the door panel, now remove the door panel starting at the bottom, there will be plastic tabs that hold it into place. unplug the window switch and put door panel aside. Now remove the plastic cover that is under the door panel, this is held in place with a very sticky and soft caulking type material called urethane (can get on everything if your not careful). Once that is removed find the power plug to the motor and unplug it. now if you can see the bottom of the glass, find the bolts that hold it to the window track and unbolt the window, if you can't see them then you'll have to unbolt the motor to lower the window enough to unfasten it from the track. Once the window is off the track put it in the closed position and tape it there. Now carefully remove the window regulator from the door through the biggest hole. once it's out and your ready to put the new regulator back follow the procedure in reverse. Good luck and let me know how you make out.

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Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • Eric Shephard Jun 04, 2009

    The regulator should be bolted onto the inner door structure. no special tools, ratchet and sockets,and a couple of wrenches should do it. You can use a piece of wood if you'd like.

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