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The driver's side window on my 2003 LR Discovery suddenly became inoperable and appears to be off of the "tracks" at the base. The glass pane is still in tact, but no longer controlled by the power functions (as if it is sitting loosely, but can be manually raised & lowered). How does this happen? Is this something that I can fix myself? I appreciate your help!

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The clips which fix it to the motor of the window could have either snapped or come loose
You can remove the door guard and inspect the clips you can place the window back on the track if all clips are intact then nothing needs replacing just window slotting back on track
however if a clip looks broken replacing it then placing window back on track it shouldn't happen again.
This is something that happens very rarely but is simple to fix yourself.

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You can probably move the pane up and down by hand too.

If that is the case, you will have to remove the inside door panel for access and this can be easy or tough, depending on the vehicle.

I suggest you buy a Chilton or Haynes manual for your car (<$20 US) so you don't do more damage than necessary removing the panel. It will serve you in other things too. (I don't own stock in either.)

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Having done this myself (on a Jeep) I blocked the upper seal of the window frame with a strip of sheet metal so the pane could not enter its normal seat.
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