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How can i get the power window motor out of a 1997 f150 without cutting the door panel

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  • manitou55 Sep 09, 2008

    My passenger window is stuck down. How do I access the motor without cutting through the inside of the door frame?



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Remove interior door panel, and water dam plastic, unbolt glass from track(should be able to get to the bolts without too much trouble) then shift glass off track and slide up until you have clearance you need. be sure to put suction cups or something of that nature on the glass to prevent it from dropping back down while you are working in there, there are alot of very sharp edges and it hurts like hell when the glass drops and catches your hand! been there, done that!

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