Front passenger window doesn't work. We were told the track was broke and need a new regulator and motor. Looked online and some regulators look different. How do I know which one is what I need for my 2002 Hyundai Sonata
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it is not off track. the grinding or metal scratching noise is from the window regulator cable that has broke off from the plastic idler pulley on regulator and is now wound up on the motor. you need a new window regulator.
one screw at handle two on arm rest or under switch the rest is plastic retainers just putt and use trim tool or screw driver two bolts hold glass to regulator have to lower window till you see then remove remove bolt that holds front track and slide glass in top and put in track front an back set in regulator and bolt in raise then bolt front track
probably need a new window regulator. ebay. 93 to 98 should fit.
Section 01-05: Trim, Interior
1998 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Trim Panel(s), Door
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) if equipped with power locks or power windows.
CAUTION: Use care when removing the front door inside handle escutcheon (22620). Failure to do so can result in damage to the component.
Carefully pry off the front door inside handle escutcheon by inserting a standard 1/4 inch screwdriver between the top rear portion of the front door inside handle escutcheon and the front door trim panel (23942) .
If equipped with manual windows, slip a clean shop rag between the window regulator handle (23342) and the front door trim panel .
Pull the shop rag back and forth to release the window regulator handle clip.
Remove the three cover caps and front door trim panel screws.
Remove the one front door trim panel capped screws from the door pull handle.
If equipped with power windows, remove the door pull handle. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Slide a flat-bladed tool behind each of the retainers and twist the tool to disengage the front door trim panel from the front door (20124) .
Remove the front door trim panel.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Window Regulator, Power
Front Door Removal
Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) .
Remove the front door window glass (21410) . Refer to the front door window glass removal procedure in this section.
Remove the two front door brace bolts and the front door brace.
Disconnect the front window regulator electric drive electrical connector.
Remove the four front door window glass regulator track bolts.
Remove the three front window regulator electric drive bolts.
Remove the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive (23394) as an assembly through the opening in the front door (20124) .
Install the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive as an assembly through the opening in the front door .
Install the three front window regulator electric drive bolts. Tighten the front window regulator electric drive bolts securely.
Install the four front door window glass regulator track bolts. Tighten the front door window glass regulator track bolts securely.
I ended up removing the regulator, replacing the window in its track and ordering a replacement regulator.
the information provided by FixYa was helpful in getting the window back in place but the main issue was 'restringing the cables' on the regulator - apparently difficult if not impossible to do, therefore the necessity to order the new part.