Tip & How-To about Acura TL

1996 Acura TL 3.2 replace window motor

The motor for the window is a one piece unit that consists of the motor the cables and one of the tracks which the window slides up and down on.

under the door opening latch is a single screw, and within the door pull cavity is a single screw - with these two removed - you can pull those components away and then the door panel just pulls off - you'll have to remove three electrical connections, the courtesy light, the power window switch and the door lock switch and the panel will be free. Then you pull the water protection membrane off to expose the two openings that allow you access to the door cavity. If your window got stuck in the down position like mine did, you have to remove the 3 bolts that hold the window to the track brace - you also have to remove the window stops at the top to get the window out. With the window removed you can remove the 3 bolts that hold the motor and the 4 bolts that hold the track in place ( 2 top and 2 bottom ) - with this you can lay the motor unit on its side within the door cavity and articulate it out of the opening....replace the motor and go in the opposite direction to put everything back together.

HINT: It was a day or two before I could get the part from the part yard, I needed to be able to drive with the car window up... what I did for the time being to keep the window up was take the window stop clips and turned them upside down in the track to support the actually window stops with the window in the up position - worked out pretty well until I could get a door motor

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passenger window will not roll down

Check your fuse first

If that's good you will have to check that the window motor is getting current from the swtich.

If it IS getting current, then your motor may be bad or it may be a loose or bad ground connection.

The motor on these vans is usually sold WITH the cables and sliders as an assembly usually runs around 120.00

Installing it yourself is not difficult but may best be left to a pro if you are not handy.

Usually the plastic piece that slides on the metal track breaks and the motor gets jammed, pulls too much current and burns out.

hope this helps.

Oct 18, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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how do i dissasemble the passenger side door pannel? the window will not go up or down. i think its off the track

You need to buy a window regulator and motor assembly and replace the unit as a whole. The plastic slides wear out or the plastic ends break off the electric motor cables. A new regulator and motor is around $100 at the auto parts stores. If you pay to have it fixed it is around $350.00

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Passenger window slides up and down freely...not connected to motor / track assembly...how can I fix that?

more than likely the regulator cables are broken and the window regulator needs to be replaced

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Power Window in a 2001 GMC Sierra Extended Cab

i just changed my unit on drivers side door man it was a pain well first it started off with not going at all i thought it was the motor but motor was good the wire was just getting hung up because the plastic piece broke on the track,so first disconnect motor from track and hit switch to see if it turns,and if not then replace motor,be careful not to loosen the cable.you almost need it exact tension for the track to work right.   

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