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Need help removing power window motor on 1998 Ford F-150

Need help removing bad power window motor on 1998 Ford F-150, passenger door. I can strip the door panel off and get to the bare metal quickly and with little effort. Problem is the motor is sandwiched betwen the inner steel door skin and the outer skin. I see one nut that I have direct access to, and 2 fasteners that appear to be some type of rivet and there is very little room for hands to get inside the door to get at the motor. Anyone done this project on their own before? I had the driver side motor replaced and was charged $150. The tchnician was at my home all of 15 minutes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • captwmcurtis Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks for the info c17hydro. Does the regulator or the window itself need shoring of some sort before removing the old motor? I fear that when the gear is disengaged on removal of the motor, the window may crash to the bottom of the door or my hand will get caught in the scissor type regulator. Is this an issue, and if so, what is the best way to avoid it?

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You drill the head of the rivet out....start with a small bit and work your way up....then pop it out with a blow from a hammer and a screwdriver or punch. Then, if you don't have rivets to replace the removed ones, get a few bolts and nylon threaded nuts and use those to install the new window motor.

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    Greg Bernett Jun 25, 2009

    It won't come crashing down but if you have an old pillow or something....even a towel, it is better to be safe than sorry. You shouldn't have any problems though.

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