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Replace motor on power window on drivers front

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The car is 12 years old, all the regulators have done their job, especially the driver door. go to a parts store and buy a new regulator, or buy one on ebay, and pay a glass shop to install it. it makes no sense to put a new motor in a used regulator, the gearing will finish stripping out next year and you will have the labor cost again. The labor to remove and replace the motor in the regulator, usually riveted in, is much more than just pulling and tossing the old regulator and installing a new one. once you have replaced a regulator you would gladly pay anyone twice the 50 bucks a glass store charges for this job. they have the tools, the fasteners and the expertise.

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