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How do I know if I need a rear drivers side window regulator and motor or just one or the other?

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If you hear the motor running but nothing is happening to the window, you need a regulator. If nothing is happening when you use the switch and you have determined that power is getting to the motor you need the motor. Check the price of both though, sometimes it is not a great difference to buy the whole unit, and if you can it is a lot easier to replace.
Hope this helps

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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If you can not hear the window motor when you try to roll the window up or down, then you will first need to determine if voltage is reaching the window motor from the switch, and also that the window motor housing is getting a good ground.

If there is voltage from the window swicth to the window motor, and the window motor housing is grounded, then you have a bad window motor.

If there is no voltage from the window switch to the window motor, then there is either a bad window switch, or a broken wire somewhere between the switch and motor and is usually found in the wire boot that runs between the door and the body of the vehicle.

If you use the window switch and you can hear the widow motor turning, then there is a problem with the window regulator assembly.

I hope that this was any help at all for you.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Drivers Side Rear Window Electric Motor Removal

The local dealer was very helpful in figuring this problem out. There is a clip in the ball part of the arm. When removed, the arm releases very easily.

Thank you anyway
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SOURCE: 98 corolla drivers side window won't roll down or up well

I respectfully disagree.

WD-40 contains volatile ketones that will damage the rubber.
Pure silicone spray is the ticket here.

What you have going wrong is a bad "positive temperature coefficient thermister" in the window motor. It cannot be replaced, it is part of the motor assembly. You are going to probably need to replace the motor in the near future. The PTC understands a slight overheat condition, and when the motor "drags", or goes slow, the PTC opens up like a circuit breaker. Then, after it cools off, it closes, and the motor works again.

Lube the rubbers with silicone, and consider replacing the motor.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you remove the glass from the rear side window regulator

Remove the door panel

  1. Remove the side impact bolster.
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  1. Detach the door speaker (if equipped).
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  1. Disconnect the speaker electrical connector and remove the door speaker (if equipped).
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  1. Detach the door latch release handle.
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    Detach the watershield.
    • Using a suitable plastic knife (disposable cutlery), cut through the Butyl strip to enable the watershield to be peeled back.
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  1. Remove the door glass top run retainer.
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Vehicles with manual windows
  1. Install the window regulator handle.
Vehicles with power windows
  1. Connect the door glass operating switch electrical connector.
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All Vehicles
  1. Align the regulator clamp with the access hole (power window shown).
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  1. NOTE: Position the regulator operating cable to one side when drilling the retaining pin, in order to prevent damage.
    Detach the door glass from the regulator clamp.
    1. Using a suitable electric hand drill and a drill bit 8 mm, remove the retaining pin.
    1. Push out the retaining sleeve.
    1. Remove the door glass from the regulator clamp.
    • Discard the retaining sleeve.
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  1. Support the glass, lower the glass and regulator to the lowest position.
  1. Position the lower part of the door glass top run outside the door.
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  1. NOTE: To aid removal of the door glass, stand on the inner side of the door. Make sure the glass is removed from the inside of the door.
    Remove the window glass.
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Installation
All vehicles
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    NOTE: Make sure that the retaining sleeve is central in the door glass.
    Attach a new retaining sleeve and retaining pin to the door glass.
    1. Position the retaining sleeve in the door glass.
    1. Using a suitable vise, press the retaining pin into the retaining sleeve.
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  1. Install the window glass in the door.
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  1. Attach the door glass to the regulator clamp.
    • Push the door glass firmly down to engage the retaining pin and retaining sleeve into the regulator clamp.
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  1. Position the lower part of the door glass top run on the inside of the door.
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  1. Close the window.
  1. Install the door glass top run retainer.
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  1. Attach the watershield.
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  1. Attach the door latch release handle.
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  1. Connect the door speaker electrical connector (if equipped).
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  1. Install the door speaker (if equipped).
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  1. Install the side impact bolster.
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Vehicles with manual windows
  1. Remove the window regulator handle.
Vehicles with power windows
  1. Disconnect the door glass operating switch electrical connector.
All vehicles
  1. Install the door trim panel

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you install a window regulator for a 2001 dodge dakota?

well first take off the door panel it shouldnt be hard remove plastic cover off door.Make sure your window is all the ways up before you remove the motor.you can hold it up with duct tape or anything similar.Then remove the screw that go to the regulator sometimes it has rivets wich have to be drilled off.The new regulator should come with screws if it has rivets if not u use the same old screws.Also unplug the harness of it . Install new one,screw it on and reverse the procedure.Any problems keep me posted

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken drivers side window regulator on my 95 SC400

i do theses regulators all the time . its not hard to change the motor . you may need to drill out the rivits and replace them with bolts and nuts

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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